University of Illinois at Chicago Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (28)
UIC is a very diverse & inclusive university, which was a top factor in my choosing to attend. During my time at UIC, I developed friendships with people from all over the world and was able to learn about different backgrounds, religions, etc, which is of growing importance these days. I studied biology and was happy with the quality of the curriculum and professors. The professors truly care about helping their students succeed and helping them to have a deeper understanding of the material. Most created a challenging environment and pushed students to really think about what they were learning versus just regurgitating information.
UIC is very diverse and friendly. They offer many activities for students to join. As a creative writing major, I am comfortable with all kinds of people and enjoy meeting new people. I do not recommend UIC for people who do not like being in groups or people who struggle with big classrooms. Although a typical classroom fits many students and could be overwhelming, it is an opportunity for students to meet new people and make study groups. UIC offers a personal space where commuters can go to study, use the computers or just relax. I highly recommend using the commuter center. There is where I mostly found out about upcoming events and games. The commuter center always provides fun activities to involve students even if they do not dorm. UIC has something for everyone. Check out UIC!
The Applied Psych BA program is well worth considering! The professors are amazing and there are plenty of opportunities for networking and building relationships with your peers. The program really prepares your for the field and gives a wonderful over view of the paths you can take with your degree and offers classes that help you actually apply what you will do once you graduate
UIC was a great school with a lot of diversity and rigorous curriculum. The student body was united in creating a learning environment and the faculty was very helpful and always looked out for the students. This is a research school so there a lot of opportunities to get involved with research and dive into many fields. The administration does struggle with financial aid counseling and the Financial Aid Office does occasionally remind you of a DMV but overall UIC is a great school with many opportunities and more importantly it prepares you well.
UIC offers a lot of clubs and great academics. There is a large gap in friends as a lot of students commute. One should start undergraduate research early as we are a research university
UIC was a great choice for me because it allowed me to commute everyday while living at home with my parents. The pharmacy school is very highly rated so I got a great education for a great price (compared to other private pharmacy school tuition)
Illinois is an excellent school for undergrads with emphasis on academics, community and sports.
Great community. Thoughtful teachers. Challenging curriculum. Looks good on my resume. Needs a better basketball coach.
A great college as long as you know how to use it. Be thoughtful in your choice of major and classes. Be sure to balance at this university as some classes can really be tough. Use Rate My Professors website to find what professors are best for your learning style as there are quite a few. Use the rec - center as much as you can as it is very nice and even a rock wall climb or a work out or even a track jog can really help lower stress. Make sure that you have a good relationship with your advisor to help get you through classes and get to your degree. If you are having difficulty, they will be able to alert you to classes that would be more difficult or what you should try out instead.
UIC overall provides a solid education for an affordable price. For in-state tuition,it won't put you in too much debt and it's a great experience being in the city.