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The University of Illinois - Chicago

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC- FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Jan 31 2010
Major: Urban Planning (This Major's Salary over time)
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 from State Street in the heart of downtown Chicago. The real-life experience UIC students obtain from living in a large city is far superior to the experience one would have on a typical, farm field type of university. This being said, there is a lot more to do at this school than just drink.

The campus aesthetics are not the best. The halls and buildings were built with a concept of "brutalist" architecture that looks, well, brutal. However, most of dorms and some of the halls are brand new and are very cool to look at.

After reading some of the negative reviews posted on this website about UIC, one might feel that UIC's social life is inadequate or non-existent. This is not the case. The types of people that complain that they

had a hard time making friends
are most likely individuals that would have a difficult time adjusting to a collegiate social life anywhere in America. If you cannot keep yourself entertained in a city as large and great as Chicago, you may have some issues. Furthermore, UIC offers several sororities and fraternities to better promote student bonding.


As a student-athlete, my one complaint about this school would be its lack of school spirit. Attendance at sporting events is somewhat lacking, despite the immaculately maintained facilities the UIC Athletic Department keeps. The UIC Pavilion is gorgeous and all games for all sports are free to watch for students with a valid id.

The newly constructed James Stukel Towers dormitory is THE place to live on campus. It is a beautiful place to live, and almost every room has a great view of the skyline. I highly recommend JST. JST is in high demand; if this housing option is not available, I also recommend living in Courtyard. It is the best place to live of the East Side of campus. It is clean, quiet, and you do not have to walk down the hall to use a community bathroom. The Polk Street Residence is also nice, but it is located on West Campus which is pretty far away from the majority of UIC's classrooms and amenities. I recommend taking a tour of campus housing, and signing up for campus housing as early as possible.


UIC has a very large student body. The number of student in a class really depends on what course one is taking. I have had a lecture with close to 500 students, and I have had an Honors College course with 20 students. Professors do not typically know you on a first name basis. Professors will not hold your hands, and your success/failure as a college student depends solely on you. You have to take the initiative to study and plan your life.


I have enjoyed all my classes thus far. The professors are very intelligent and friendly. From time to time, there may be a professor or class you do not like, but that is bound to happen at every university. Professors make the course's objectives clear, and respond to emails or questions promptly. There is not a lot of busy work, and typically, the bulk of your grade depends on exams and essays.

I am happy with my decision to attend UIC. The tuition is affordable, and the location is second to none. UIC is definitely worth your time and consideration. Almost everyone I know at this school rates it favorably.

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