University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews

  • 139 Reviews
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $28,654
88% of 139 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 139 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/2/2023
  • Degree: History
"Stay as far away from the MUSE major and grad school program. Despite it being around for so long now the directors have not created a functioning program. They’re always saying it’s a new program that needs to iron out but never actually fixed the problems. Nobody in my cohort works in the museum field because our year was burnt out and given no opportunities from the directors or professors to connect with anyone in the field or gain usable skills. None of the courses give you any reference to how museums work, hands on skills for the wide range of positions in the field, or ways to grow. The directors looove being white saviors too rather than helping students grow. Don’t expect their help or preparation for your thesis either. They’ll likely forget about it."
Summer Brunson
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Over the four years spent at the University of Illinois, I was given the space and freedom to discover myself. I was allowed to succeed and to fail, all the same. The University of Illinois was everything I could have asked for and more when it came to laying my foundation and building towards the future."
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"UIC's applird psychology program was a surprising detailed and expansive program that got me feeling well prepared for my future job and well prepared for Grad school. They have some dedicated staff that are willing to go the extra mile to make sure you understand a concept. Their internship program in the senior year was also good practice and experience to make sure I feel more ready once I was put of school."
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the University of Illinois at Chicago. I do not think there was one part that I did not like, even though I commuted very long hours. All of the teachers I had were helpful, considerate, and open-minded. There were a lot of very interesting classes to take, both for my major and as electives. The campus is open and has many resources available. I would highly recommend this college to anyone!"
Nish Daniel
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"University of Illinois at Chicago is very diverse student body in terms of race/ethnicity, language, culture, religion, socio-economic status. I learned a great deal by being around people who I once thought was different from me. Almost every course has additional outside resources that helps with students understanding of materials. There's math tutoring, writing center, study group sessions held by the teacher assistants of some courses, and as expected you can visit the professor's office hours. There are many locations on campus that has computer labs. They are scattered in the residential buildings, science buildings, writing hall, library. Pretty much everywhere. Food selection is great, they have a lot of chain restaurants: Wendys, Sabbaros, Dunkin Doughnuts, Subway,etc. They also have two convenience stores. Also, they also have a cafeteria where they serve there own food. Although it is a big campus everything is in walking distance. The blue line and three or four public cta buses drop you off right on campus. The school also has a shuttle bus and you just have to present your student ID card in order to ride it. I enjoyed all of my English professors because they were very knowledgeable of the course they were teaching. If you're having troubles with writing a paper I will highly suggest that you visit the Writing Center. They tutors at the Writing Center are students that received a grade of "A" or "B" in their English courses. The tutors are also trained by taking a course that centers around helping the writing of others. Once a student graduate they can visit the career service office up until one year after graduating. At the office they can help you with your concerns about the job field, resumes, job questions. They can also conduct a mock interview."
Anika Hazra
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago as a Master's student in the Ecology and Evolution program. I feel that the course selection for graduate students in this program was scarce. While the required courses for new graduate students in the program were useful in that they taught basic skills needed to be successful in graduate school (giving a poster presentation, writing a review paper, etc.), there were hardly any options for other relevant courses to take. I had taken an Evolution course meant for college seniors and a Statistics course for graduate students in Ecology and Evolution. There weren't any courses to satisfy my desire to learn about other aspects of the field that I'm not familiar with, or courses to help me develop skills relevant to my own research. The program is also lacking financial support for graduate students in the summer semester."
Rachel Dimayuga
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I liked it because as I got into more core classes the class sizes were smaller compared to my big lectures. I like how there were many resources to get help such as the writing center. My teachers and TA's were very helpful and willing to put in the time and effort when I went to them for help."
Colleen Galicia
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2017
  • Degree: Music
"Music program was and still is developing. Some major classes weren't required, or rather unnecessary to take. They also changed the curriculum for juniors and seniors when those changes should have only applied to freshmen and sophomores. So they were money hungry. Education concentration eventually."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I was an advanced standing MSW student (thanks to Bachelor of Social Work degree), so only attended the UIC social work program for one year to acquire my degree. It's a commuter college, so difficult to connect and network with other students and faculty. Adequately prepared me for the field of school social work, but did not find the program noteworthy."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Great professors with great facilities. Lots of resources are currently being put into the campus to renovate and bring new buildings to the area."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Level 1 yet affordable research university. Several health science degrees. Not the best on campus life but education you receive is solid."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I really enjoyed the Social Work program at UIC. I had an amazing practicum professor who retired a few years after my cohort graduated. Some of the professors are PhD students who are not necessarily very skilled in teaching, which can make the program seem very low-quality. For students entering a social work program, I would recommend choosing your field placements very carefully. A good field placement can make or break your experience. For UIC students, I would highly recommend not to live on campus. There are plenty, more affordable, places to live in Chicago that will help you save money. Looking back, I sometimes regret spending so much money on a Social Work degree since the earning potential is not great for the amount of time and money you spend on school."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"It costs too much. large corporations are biased towards big named schools so go to one."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I was a full time masters student for both years and I feel that I left my program with a great deal of experience to help me in the social work field. The field experiences you also choose each year are a big component of your education which helps apply the classroom material in a variety of agencies"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"UIC is a nice place to study. Of course, when it comes to the terms of a post graduation, all depends on who you choose to guide you, your PI. So, choose with attention. They will always gonna be there and the way they treat you is the most important thing to make your journey a little more soft."
Brian C. Williams
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2017
  • Degree: Art History
"The University of Illinois at Chicago is a great University is a terrific institution. I was fortunate to have attended a school that has great advisors and professors. The students are welcoming and approachable. Along with the diversity of the student body the curriculum for my major was challenging and great!"
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The psychology program at UIC was was quite challenging at times but many of the teachers were very clear and straightforward on what they wanted. They were welcoming and willing to help inside and outside the classroom. I enjoyed the program because it kept my interest my entire four years at UIC."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"University of Illinois at Chicago is a good school for engineering studies. It has bright faculties and a diverse body of students. It is situated right in the downtown of Chicago in a good neighborhood. Research and academic infrastructure is decent for a school of its size and class."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"UIC School of Social work offered many tracts to fit individual students' needs. The professors all had real world experience, and were mostly adjunct, making the the course material and their personal information very practical."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I enjoyed the program and liked the number of electives I could take within my major. It allowed me to customize my education."