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The University of Illinois - Chicago

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at UIC/UIllinois-Chicago

By Gender
By Major
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
Chemical EngineeringC
Civil EngineeringB-
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceB-
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcD
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentA
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C-
Industrial Operations EngineeringD-
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B
Mechanical EngineeringA-
Political ScienceB+
PreMed and MedicalB+
School of InformationB+
Urban PlanningA-

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University of Illinois - Chicago
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I am currently a freshman and deeply regret ever coming here. My sister went UIC and hated it, but I figured commuting wouldn't be too bad because the...Read full comment
Overall, I have had a somewhat positive experience with UIC. I am a freshman from a local suburb about 20 minutes away, and I knew what I was getting ...Read full comment
There are a lot of rumors that UIC is a commuter school, and unfortunately, those rumors are justified. Only about 30% of the student body lives on...Read full comment
Hello prospective reader I came all the way from Kuwait to experience the Chicago precived in the movies or its credible reputation online. I think...Read full comment
Overall, I like UIC. I thought the school was of high accademic quality; however, I felt there was a severe lack of "school spirit". UIC gives the i...Read full comment
The school is in a transition stage as it moves away from commuter school to traditional college campus with dorms. All the buildings are being renova...Read full comment
UIC: When you walk around UIC the cityscape is your view almost everywhere you look. Different cultures of people intertwining between newly refinishe...Read full comment
I have a mixed review about UIC, it was kind of what I expected to be but my review leans more towards being negative. Ill address everything one by o...Read full comment
I really love UIC. I am currently a freshman and live on campus. Yes, UIC is a commuter school and a lot of people do not live here, but I have found ...Read full comment
There are good and bad sides to UIC. In general, as I came in with a 3.96/4.00 GPA and have been knocked down from that due to the poor teaching style...Read full comment
The school is 60% Asian. Not that I am elitist or racist, however, foreigners tend to "shut up" keep their heads down, and go along with any and ever...Read full comment
... Competition to get into classes is very high ...Read full comment
I can't seem to understand why UIC gets such bad reviews. So far, I've had a positive experience at this school. I am an architecture major and the ar...Read full comment
The school is not like Urbana or some other farm school. It is as fun as you make it. It definitely gets better the older you get as you have the enti...Read full comment
I did an MST degree (masters in math education). the degree included coursework in three areas: education, teaching mathematics, higher level mathemat...Read full comment
LOCATION The best thing about UIC is its location; the campus is condensed and has great walkability. It is also about a ten minute El ride fro...Read full comment
I just finished up at UIC and in the end really dislike this school. It took me too long to figure out how inferior UIC is to UIUC or even MSU or Iowa...Read full comment
I began my freshman year at another university and transfered to UIC to be in the city in my sophomore year. After one semester, the school was so ter...Read full comment
The neighborhood that the school in does have a higher than average crime rate, but I guess it's too be expected in a big city. I would advise driving...Read full comment
I love it at UIC. Being in the city is great because not only do I have my friends in the dorms, but I can also hang out with friends I have at other ...Read full comment
I am 22 years old, and have had a hard time searching for a school and major that fits what I am all about. I have finally found it, after roaming th...Read full comment
The school is decent. Solid education for the price. It doesn't have the stellar reputation that other schools I got into had, but it is in an unbeata...Read full comment
I have attended UIC for the past three years, if I stay I will be there another two. I have to say that the quality of my education has been excellen...Read full comment
Overall my feelings are pretty negative about this school. Most people do not live near or on campus. I commuted my first year and it has hell coming ...Read full comment
... Unless you want to be a human doctor or a dentist (and are ok with cut throat competition) don't pick this school ...Read full comment
I loved my time at UIC. I had a chance to meet people from all back grounds and participate in informative discussions. Class are very challenging a...Read full comment
UIC is a commuter school but I live on campus in Courtyard (don't pick courtyard unless you're a stoner)I am on the first floor and people smoke in th...Read full comment
(This post is really for prospective/incoming freshman) I just finished my first semester at UIC. The course work is much harder than I thought it w...Read full comment
Attending UIC was a mistake. I lived with relatives in the suburbs of Chicago and commuted daily to the school. It was at the time a commuter school...Read full comment
Overall thoughts: I left Hawaii to go to UIC and I do not regret it. UIC is surrounded by the city of Chicago so instead of being encouraged to do t...Read full comment
Ive been very impressed with UIC. It is a rather young university but a lot of the programs are highly ranked, and compete very well with other progra...Read full comment
UIC has two basic student types -- those that go to class and run to catch the train/beat the traffic/etc, and those that invest in their experience. ...Read full comment
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