|Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)|
|Gender: Female||This person cares more about Social Life than the average student.|
Social Life D+
|Describes the student body mostly as:|
Describes the faculty mostly as:
Academic Success A+
|How this student rated the school:|
|Educational Quality||B ||Faculty Accessibility||A |
|Useful Schoolwork||A- ||Excess Competition||C+ |
|Academic Success||A+ ||Creativity/Innovation||A |
|Individual Value||A ||University Resource Use||A |
|Campus Aesthetics/Beauty||C ||Friendliness||B+ |
|Campus Maintenance||C- ||Social Life||D+ |
|Surrounding City||A+ ||Extra Curriculars||C |
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 campus,
and most of that 30% spends their weekends at home.
Unlike the other schools in this City (Depaul, UChicago, Columbia,
etc) UIC is a state school, meaning many people, myself
included have chosen to study here because the price is
right and it's close to home. That being said, it's
hard to have the same kind of “do everything together”
friendships you had in High School. It can be difficult
to find people you have things in common with, and
when you do, it's not likely that your routines will
match up enough for you to spend much time together.
People are really friendly though, so as long as you
make a little effort, you won't be alone. It's extremely
easy for me to get to Union Station and go
home as well, and I've maintained relationships with friends back
home, many who did not go away to school.
I'm a freshman, living on East
Campus, and I don't regret choosing to stay here rather
than commute. It's literally less than a ten minute walk
to any of my classes. Everything's nice and compact. The
blue line (for the L train) is seriously right across
the street, and having the freedom to simply hop on
and explore the city is incredible.
The lectures can get a little boring, but the smaller
classes are really productive and engaging. I haven't asked myself
once, “Why are we learning this”. All the work is
very to-the-point, and the professors and TAs really know what
they're talking about.
UIC's a nice
place to start off, and I don't regret coming here,
but I don't think I'll stay here four years. It
has really good programs for science and engineering, but I'm
not sure about anything else. The only thing special about
it is the surrounding city, but everything else is disappointingly
replacable. It's comfortable, though, and I'd reccomend it to anyone
in the Chicagoland area who wants to be near home,
but still wants the college experience. You get a little
independance, but you don't have to worry about getting homesick.