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University of Illinois at Chicago: Narrative Description


601 South Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607-7128
Tel: (312)996-7000; Admissions: (312)996-4350; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Illinois System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1946. Setting: 240-acre urban campus. Endowment: $109.4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $182.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $13,766 per student. Total enrollment: 25,763. Faculty: 1,456 (1,193 full-time, 263 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 12,250 applied, 61% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 14,276 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 1,736 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 48 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 9% black, 25% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 11% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 78% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University Center of Lake County. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 1/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $5682 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,930 full-time. Mandatory fees: $2178 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $6884. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 233 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 4% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Golden Key National Honor Society, Chinese Students and Scholars Friendship Association, Muslim Student Association, MBA Association, Alternative Spring Break. Major annual events: Activities and Services Fair, Black History Month, UIC Fashion Show. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, housing ID stickers, guest escort policy, 24-hour closed circuit videos for exits and entrances, security screen for first floor. 3,051 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Richard J. Daley Library plus 7 others with 2.2 million books, 3.5 million microform titles, 21,571 serials, 28,436 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $17.9 million. 1,100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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