University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (28)
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.
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.
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!
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.
I received a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, focusing on pre-pharmacy program. The school provided sufficient information about my career path. Most professors were also passionate about their teachings and cared for their students' education. Also, being located in the city and near a medical district, there are so many opportunities to get hands on experience at the field you are interested in.
Great education, diversity, amazing professors and overall great university experience is few of the great quality University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has. Im glad I chose to go to UIC and I can recommend it to anyone who wants a better education for their bucks most especially if youre a business major, this university has a lot of opportunities for you to grow on your academic goals as well as prepare you for your future career.
I really enjoyed my college experience at UIC. I came to UIC already with a major in mind. Along the way, I picked up psychology and managerial skills as minors. I enjoyed my classes in sociology the most. I love that not only are professors teaching, but the graduate students as well. However, it was easy for many students to mistake grad students for professors and so many undergrads couldn't name one professor. I also thought there should be more programs that work towards future career paths for undergraduate students, such as internships and workshops. I am a close alumni to many of the staff and professors in the sociology department, where I learned that they are now implementing many programs about future career paths.
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign offers a top-ranked program in Kinesiology. While certain courses may not be considered as rigorous, they thoroughly prepare students for a career involving the body and human nature. This is largely through an intense anatomy and physiology course that takes a full year to complete.
Because of its location in the city, the University of Illinois at Chicago ("UIC") offers a variety great programs with the possibility of applying what you learn in various communities around the city. The professors are there to help you grow both academically and personally. The school's student body is also diverse. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in social justice and who wants to make a change in his/her community.
I have two Bachelor's Degree. My Criminology, Law, and Justice degree was very informative and I feel ready to go into my field and do lots of research. My school is a research heavy school. So most of my classes were based off of research that is already done. There was not a lot of opportunity to do actual research (i.e. go out into the field, conduct your own research). One usually had to just jump on the bandwagon of the research that the professors were doing with very little room for creativity of your own. However, I did enjoy my time as a CLJ major there. It was very interesting doing the research and being able to see different ways to improve the criminal justice system. It kept me interested and I am in the process of pursing a Master's degree. My second degree, Hispanic and Italian Studies was much more difficult to actually obtain. Not because the classes were difficult. It was because at a certain time in my undergraduate career, the school was losing funding. It was obvious they do not value languages as much because many of the classes that I needed to graduate, were cut off completely from the curriculum and I almost dropped my second major. However, they offered me an alternative which was to study abroad, which I did. If you want to study any language at UIC, I suggest you do it as soon as you start your degree, whether you are pursuing a minor or a major. It will help you in the long run to be able to secure your degree just in case the funding is not there in the future. The college itself was overall not a bad campus. It has improved a lot since I graduated in May 2016. The SCE building (Main building) is more tech savvy and looks retro now. The crime rate at the school however needs to be cut down. During my time, there were two rapes in the Commons West dorms (that were reported). Since those incidents, they have "increased" security, but the security is mainly fellow students who work at the front desk, not actual security. It is also mainly a commuter school. So if you want to be involved in campus, you should join a club. That is the best way to make the most out of your experience. They offer many different clubs/groups and even though there is not a lot of school spirt, there are many different sports teams as well. All in all, I enjoyed my time at UIC and am grateful that I had the opportunity to attend this university.