University of Illinois at Chicago

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Rated 3.4/5

Average School Difficulty

3.2/5

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University of Illinois at Chicago, located in IL, was ranked #129 out of 310 ranked universities in the US in 2016.

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www.uic.edu/index.html/ 601 S. Morgan St. ; M/C 102 Chicago IL 60607 (312) 996-7000
Undergrad Students
16,671
Total Students
28,038
Acceptance Rate
71%
Study Materials
1,425
Reviews
213
Prof. Reviews
974
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Admissions

How hard is it to get into University of Illinois at Chicago?

Acceptance Rate

74%

In the 2013 school year, 15,560 applicants applied to University of Illinois at Chicago. Out of which 11,589 of the applicants were admitted and 637,960 enrolled.

Enrollment

How many students go to University of Illinois at Chicago?

Total Enrollment


28,038



The enrollment breakdown at University of Illinois at Chicago includes 6,379 Freshmen which make up 22% of the student body. There are 16,671 undergraduate students, which count for 59% and 11,367 graduate students who make up the remaining 40%.

Academics

What percentage of students graduate from University of Illinois at Chicago?

4 Year Graduation Rate

57%

At University of Illinois at Chicago, 57% of the students graduate or transfer.

School Reviews (50)


Internet

Rated 3.2/5

Campus

Rated 3.5/5

Library

Rated 3.5/5

Happiness

Rated 3.5/5

Clubs

Rated 3.2/5

Location

Rated 3.5/5

Social

Rated 3.0/5

Food

Rated 2.7/5

Opportunities

Rated 3.7/5

Safety

Rated 0.5/5

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    If you are an accounting major, try to avoid Leventhal. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC is a great school! The material is tough but there are a lot of opportunities to succeed. There are also a lot of clubs on campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Campus gets sketchy at night. Useless otherwise. It feels like you are in prison while here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A really good school if your academically oriented. Not really a party school. Gotta live in the dorms for at least a year to get the best experience. Whenever you need help, someone will always be there to help you. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC is alright, their Greek life is awesome! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Decent, and as a state school it's alright. School is here to take your money. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    To be honest this campus relies heavily on their reputation, i am an engineering student and came here to get a good job in the future. Though the area isn't too safe, I suppose it's nice being so close to the city. It's really just an okay school to me. It has everything it needs though. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school is what you make of it. It's the people and the experiences that we pull from this place that really touch us. As a commuter student (as well as a working student), I don't really get to spend that much time doing extracurricular activities. Sadly, in that way, I don't think I'm getting as much as I possibly can from our school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    You come to do what you have to do. If you don't go out and apply yourself, its hard to meet people. But its a smallish campus so chances are, you'll meet some awesome people ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I really like the location, but honestly you need to make the best out of it to get the best out of your experience here. Commuter school, basically no school spirit anywhere to be found on campus. No football games, but it does have downtown Chicago. Don't live on campus especially in CTY, CMW, CMS, CMN not clean. JST, MRH, TBH are decent. Food not so yummy. Nice gym though! It has a great view and good classes. UIC's campus is beautiful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I looooove this school. 1) join clubs that you're interested in, 2) talk to people in your classes and get their information and 3) go to events (at least your first year there) They seem to care a lot about student's opinions and are very up front about any crime in the area. Don't dorm it's nasty and you're better off getting food from little italy or greek town not the dining center ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    I'm transferring out of this school. Cafeterias are gross, the food court is pretty alright. Lots of commuters, so join a club to meet people. Campus is awesome when its warm. Terrible when it's cold. Library of health sciences on the west side is better than the daley library. The kids here are not very pleasant to talk to very selfish and way to obsessed with their grades. Most of the teacher are not very good, a lot of them are foreign, so they have terrible language skills. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    School can always improve. Lots of nice students, but this place is a must live near or at. Committing? No social life plus tragic traffic. Teachers are overworked so we can't get help. STH should be demolished. Library and clubs are good. It's a place to go to. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC is not the typical American Dream school, its for people that want to better their lives and proceed into a career. Best one in the city! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The school provides decent education. Pretty much only went here for the cheap tuition. Don't love it, don't hate it. Trying to make the most of it. That being said the instruction so far has been well below expectations, i wish i had stayed at my community college another year just so i could learn the subjects better. Very lackluster so far. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    If you come in expecting a collegetown with a campus designed for it you're looking at the wrong school. Great diversity. Teacher quality in UIC English dept. is spotty some are absolutely brilliant, some are mediocre. Good security for an urban campus. Older buildings are rundown but new buildings are well designed green spaces. Food isn't great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Like most comments, you get what you pay for at UIC. Gen eds are really hard, but once u get into ur major its doable. if i had to do it again, uic would not be my first choice. and for the most part most students have anxiety about their grades and whatever you do DO NOTTT take any math here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Even though it is a big school it is nothing like the hollywood college experience so be aware. To many city people. Stay away from this hell hole. No opportunities and too many foreigners. Food's not that bad, and the dorms are okay if you're in JST (the best one imo) or one of the apartment-style buildings. However, you will not find as much school spirit as you expect. Literally the only good thing here in terms of spirit is the basketball team no football teams or homecomings whatsoever. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    You get what you pay for Yeah, our quad is kinda depressing, but there's fun to be had if you make an effort. It's a tough school so be prepared to really be put into a pressure cooker. Overall, a good campus and school. Some improvements here and there wouldn't hurt. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Beautiful, large campus and lots of ways to get involved. There are many opportunities to help you better your resume and study habits. You can volunteer, do research and find internships near campus or around the city. Because there are over 25,000 students, the library is always crowded and the lecture sizes are humongous. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC is incredibly underrated. They lost my package somehow and said gonna contact me but nothing happened the next day. I heard the manager was NOT FEELING WELL so she went home, I would want a job I can go home whenever I don't feel well. They also told me they won't take the responsiblity for my missing package! wallapin were ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Pretty decent university. Also, many soap dispensers are usually not working :( ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I am a student-athlete here at UIC. Great research and academic opportunities. You easily find parties if you are social. The campus isn't beautiful, but the people at UIC and the rest of the city are what matter. A ton of job opportunities since you are blocks away from downtown(more than Urbana) Being a student athlete is so much fun and keeps you so busy. You meet and bond well with other athletes and are given so many resources to help you if necessary. This school is also a highly known research school and has a lot to offer in the classroom. You really can't top living in the city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The Best University ever! Professors actually care about how the students are doing. Class sizes are manageable. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    This isn't my favorite University ... but I can't argue with the low tuition. I was in CUPPA and it was a disaster. Definitely a commuter school so most people run back to the burbs after classes. Got the job done pretty much for free (scholarships) and now I'm going elsewhere for grad school. Campus is pretty gross and from the stone age. Literally. Everything is concrete. Location is convenient. Diversity is amazing and so is the atmosphere. Dorms are a complete joke and waste of money. Not recommended if you want the full college experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Professors are great (at least the ones I've had so far)! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The proximity to the downtown-Chicago area is what makes this campus great Bars around the campus are good. Theres always a party when its nice out but dies down when the Chicago winters roll in. Lack of good sports isnt to great. The School is good academically and reputation wise. Improves every year from an academic, social, and infrastructure atmosphere. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A school with lots of opportunities available for those willing to work for them. They have provided me with a large amount of resources and opportunities for different aspects of my life. I have had some fabulous professors who enjoy what they do and are so knowledgeable. Being so close to the downtown area, there is so much to do and many great places to catch a bite to eat. I'll miss it! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC's MBA program and faculty are simply world class. My experience: this school provides a focus on the Chicago community, social justice is at the forefront, has great professors and some you wish were better, but all in all this place is a hub for learning some amazing things. You can't get good coffee anywhere, and the food is seriously blah. Thank god you can walk off campus, but that seems crazy to me, a wasted opportunity. The campus is diverse. There are good and bad professors. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school. You learn to better work with diverse groups of people on challenging projects, but also put theory into practice. Many professors at Liautaud have years of industry experience which greatly adds to their exemplary education. MBA classes held in renovated Douglas Hall - very comfortable. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    This is a really good school. A good variety of food options but for the good ones you need to leave the campus and walk a few blocks. Really, really like the location. Just on the outskirts of the city so you can take a bus and be at the heart of downtown in 5 minutes, but not super jam packed with traffic. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Although it's a commuter school, make an effort to The campus is literally all commuters. No real relationship between students and teachers. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    It is what you pay for here. The dorms are bad, and alot of the classrooms and labs are hold, but some are getting upgraded. BSB, that makes anyone feel like a rat in maze. Chemistry is very tough. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Really bland looking campus, but filled with great people. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I couldn't have picked a better place to go to school. Not really a party school, not a super social school, but being down town Chicago is amazing, public transportation is very accessible, and the large, diverse student body with a ton of commuters makes for a really good experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Nice location, and food is better with a panda express and chickfila opening I do believe however that it is a great school to attend. The education is okay, but the people you meet are amazing as well as the opportunities. Great reputation and great academics for a good price. Not the nicest or most social campus but its doable. Chicago is an awesome city, but be careful, it can get dangerous as well. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I was told that this was the 9th best program in the nation for MSW and I have been nothing but disappointed. However, many students feels the school wants to make more money. And some professors seriously favor his/her favorite students. Those reasons devalues the school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    It's an OK school. I hope that explains a lot. But it definitely isn't the best school in the area. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Really love this school. It's really hard to get in. this is not your ma and pa school back in the 70s. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Really like how big and diverse UIC is. The kids here attend lectures, and barely pay attention to their teachers. They are always on their phones. The school is way too big to have a teacher even care about your education and yourself as a student. The campus is way to big, and it's not even that pretty. Its not spectacular but its not terrible. Unless you live in the dorms, its almost impossible to get a good group of friends since 85% of the people who attend are commuters (aka they don't live on campus). Chicago is awesome, but UIC not so much. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Good school, however, the buildings need to be renovated! UIC is so much better! Courses are challenging in the good way. Studying and asking for help will let you pass! Professors: mostly good, some duds, overall okay. LOCATION is amazing! So many opportunities for internships! Love the students from all over Chicago and the world! I do NOT regret coming here! :) I'm glad I chose UIC. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC is in a great area of the city there's a lot of classes that encourage you to take advantage of your area. Come here for engineering especially because they provide so many opportunities for engineers. We are one of the few schools that guarantees you an internship before you graduate. It looks ugly, but the people make up for it. We have really good parties for a city school. And Chicago is 2 steps away 3 min from downtown. beautiful campus. love it ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I have no idea who runs this place, but the contracts for all campus stores seem to be aimed at a bunch of middle-aged suburban dads. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I wish there was more than one DD on campus. Well and update of the classrooms so they don't look like prisons would be nice. And a little more school pep would be cool, to get the student body excited by sports and events. Other than that, UIC great environment, awesome profs, tough yes. There is opportunity around every corner, its CHICAGO, you really have try to not have fun here. The overall mood can be somewhat dreary and the social life is fun if you know the right people. Overall 8/10 would recommend. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The reputation of UIC is great and the classes are very challenging. its a pretty boring atmosphere. there arent alot of involvments for the black community. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A lot of the school is old, almost old LA airport old, but it is a huge school influenced by and influencing Chicago. I did not join any clubs or extracurricular activities, but I did volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club in Bridgeport. I took advantage of the resources on campus, such as the Writing Center, and was able to improve my GPA the second semester. Subway, Sbarro, and Wendy's are also tasty. UIC is what you make it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    We do not get the best reputation but UIC is a great school filled to the brim with research opportunities. I love the city life so this school fits me. If youre into partying and whatnot then dont go here but if you are here for a good experience education wise and social wise then its the place to be ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I came to UIC by no other choice than location, however I already feel I am a part of something bigger than myself. The professors are wonderful, and the school offers many opportunities to find internships and jobs throughout Chicago. UIC has many connections and it's easy to take advantage of them. The people here are very welcoming and friendly. Great location. Many ways to get involved. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Its an okay school. The people working there need sensitivity training and better listening skills. Safe Zones are a joke, I learn more by googling and Wikipedia. The atmosphere in the center was once lively and sparkling, but now it is dismal and drab. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    UIC is in fact a party school. It is right next to the City of Chicago and there are many organizations here. In other words, there is absolutely no excuse to complain that there isn't anything to do here. My only advice to you is, and I can't emphasize this enough, DO NOT TAKE MATH COURSES HERE UNLESS MATH IS YOUR LIFE. they may be great in their field, but have little to no clue how to teach. Sometimes there is a great prof that you'll find but it's rare. Chicago weather is real, the library needs more quietstudy spaces, and the quad needs to not being just concrete. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 2/5
    If you are an accounting major, try to avoid Leventhal. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC is a great school! The material is tough but there are a lot of opportunities to succeed. There are also a lot of clubs on campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Campus gets sketchy at night. Useless otherwise. It feels like you are in prison while here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A really good school if your academically oriented. Not really a party school. Gotta live in the dorms for at least a year to get the best experience. Whenever you need help, someone will always be there to help you. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC is alright, their Greek life is awesome! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Decent, and as a state school it's alright. School is here to take your money. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    To be honest this campus relies heavily on their reputation, i am an engineering student and came here to get a good job in the future. Though the area isn't too safe, I suppose it's nice being so close to the city. It's really just an okay school to me. It has everything it needs though. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school is what you make of it. It's the people and the experiences that we pull from this place that really touch us. As a commuter student (as well as a working student), I don't really get to spend that much time doing extracurricular activities. Sadly, in that way, I don't think I'm getting as much as I possibly can from our school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    You come to do what you have to do. If you don't go out and apply yourself, its hard to meet people. But its a smallish campus so chances are, you'll meet some awesome people ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I really like the location, but honestly you need to make the best out of it to get the best out of your experience here. Commuter school, basically no school spirit anywhere to be found on campus. No football games, but it does have downtown Chicago. Don't live on campus especially in CTY, CMW, CMS, CMN not clean. JST, MRH, TBH are decent. Food not so yummy. Nice gym though! It has a great view and good classes. UIC's campus is beautiful. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I looooove this school. 1) join clubs that you're interested in, 2) talk to people in your classes and get their information and 3) go to events (at least your first year there) They seem to care a lot about student's opinions and are very up front about any crime in the area. Don't dorm it's nasty and you're better off getting food from little italy or greek town not the dining center ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    I'm transferring out of this school. Cafeterias are gross, the food court is pretty alright. Lots of commuters, so join a club to meet people. Campus is awesome when its warm. Terrible when it's cold. Library of health sciences on the west side is better than the daley library. The kids here are not very pleasant to talk to very selfish and way to obsessed with their grades. Most of the teacher are not very good, a lot of them are foreign, so they have terrible language skills. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    School can always improve. Lots of nice students, but this place is a must live near or at. Committing? No social life plus tragic traffic. Teachers are overworked so we can't get help. STH should be demolished. Library and clubs are good. It's a place to go to. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC is not the typical American Dream school, its for people that want to better their lives and proceed into a career. Best one in the city! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The school provides decent education. Pretty much only went here for the cheap tuition. Don't love it, don't hate it. Trying to make the most of it. That being said the instruction so far has been well below expectations, i wish i had stayed at my community college another year just so i could learn the subjects better. Very lackluster so far. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    If you come in expecting a collegetown with a campus designed for it you're looking at the wrong school. Great diversity. Teacher quality in UIC English dept. is spotty some are absolutely brilliant, some are mediocre. Good security for an urban campus. Older buildings are rundown but new buildings are well designed green spaces. Food isn't great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Like most comments, you get what you pay for at UIC. Gen eds are really hard, but once u get into ur major its doable. if i had to do it again, uic would not be my first choice. and for the most part most students have anxiety about their grades and whatever you do DO NOTTT take any math here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Even though it is a big school it is nothing like the hollywood college experience so be aware. To many city people. Stay away from this hell hole. No opportunities and too many foreigners. Food's not that bad, and the dorms are okay if you're in JST (the best one imo) or one of the apartment-style buildings. However, you will not find as much school spirit as you expect. Literally the only good thing here in terms of spirit is the basketball team no football teams or homecomings whatsoever. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    You get what you pay for Yeah, our quad is kinda depressing, but there's fun to be had if you make an effort. It's a tough school so be prepared to really be put into a pressure cooker. Overall, a good campus and school. Some improvements here and there wouldn't hurt. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Beautiful, large campus and lots of ways to get involved. There are many opportunities to help you better your resume and study habits. You can volunteer, do research and find internships near campus or around the city. Because there are over 25,000 students, the library is always crowded and the lecture sizes are humongous. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC is incredibly underrated. They lost my package somehow and said gonna contact me but nothing happened the next day. I heard the manager was NOT FEELING WELL so she went home, I would want a job I can go home whenever I don't feel well. They also told me they won't take the responsiblity for my missing package! wallapin were ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Pretty decent university. Also, many soap dispensers are usually not working :( ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I am a student-athlete here at UIC. Great research and academic opportunities. You easily find parties if you are social. The campus isn't beautiful, but the people at UIC and the rest of the city are what matter. A ton of job opportunities since you are blocks away from downtown(more than Urbana) Being a student athlete is so much fun and keeps you so busy. You meet and bond well with other athletes and are given so many resources to help you if necessary. This school is also a highly known research school and has a lot to offer in the classroom. You really can't top living in the city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The Best University ever! Professors actually care about how the students are doing. Class sizes are manageable. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    This isn't my favorite University ... but I can't argue with the low tuition. I was in CUPPA and it was a disaster. Definitely a commuter school so most people run back to the burbs after classes. Got the job done pretty much for free (scholarships) and now I'm going elsewhere for grad school. Campus is pretty gross and from the stone age. Literally. Everything is concrete. Location is convenient. Diversity is amazing and so is the atmosphere. Dorms are a complete joke and waste of money. Not recommended if you want the full college experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Professors are great (at least the ones I've had so far)! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The proximity to the downtown-Chicago area is what makes this campus great Bars around the campus are good. Theres always a party when its nice out but dies down when the Chicago winters roll in. Lack of good sports isnt to great. The School is good academically and reputation wise. Improves every year from an academic, social, and infrastructure atmosphere. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A school with lots of opportunities available for those willing to work for them. They have provided me with a large amount of resources and opportunities for different aspects of my life. I have had some fabulous professors who enjoy what they do and are so knowledgeable. Being so close to the downtown area, there is so much to do and many great places to catch a bite to eat. I'll miss it! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC's MBA program and faculty are simply world class. My experience: this school provides a focus on the Chicago community, social justice is at the forefront, has great professors and some you wish were better, but all in all this place is a hub for learning some amazing things. You can't get good coffee anywhere, and the food is seriously blah. Thank god you can walk off campus, but that seems crazy to me, a wasted opportunity. The campus is diverse. There are good and bad professors. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school. You learn to better work with diverse groups of people on challenging projects, but also put theory into practice. Many professors at Liautaud have years of industry experience which greatly adds to their exemplary education. MBA classes held in renovated Douglas Hall - very comfortable. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    This is a really good school. A good variety of food options but for the good ones you need to leave the campus and walk a few blocks. Really, really like the location. Just on the outskirts of the city so you can take a bus and be at the heart of downtown in 5 minutes, but not super jam packed with traffic. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Although it's a commuter school, make an effort to The campus is literally all commuters. No real relationship between students and teachers. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    It is what you pay for here. The dorms are bad, and alot of the classrooms and labs are hold, but some are getting upgraded. BSB, that makes anyone feel like a rat in maze. Chemistry is very tough. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Really bland looking campus, but filled with great people. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I couldn't have picked a better place to go to school. Not really a party school, not a super social school, but being down town Chicago is amazing, public transportation is very accessible, and the large, diverse student body with a ton of commuters makes for a really good experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Nice location, and food is better with a panda express and chickfila opening I do believe however that it is a great school to attend. The education is okay, but the people you meet are amazing as well as the opportunities. Great reputation and great academics for a good price. Not the nicest or most social campus but its doable. Chicago is an awesome city, but be careful, it can get dangerous as well. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I was told that this was the 9th best program in the nation for MSW and I have been nothing but disappointed. However, many students feels the school wants to make more money. And some professors seriously favor his/her favorite students. Those reasons devalues the school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    It's an OK school. I hope that explains a lot. But it definitely isn't the best school in the area. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Really love this school. It's really hard to get in. this is not your ma and pa school back in the 70s. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Really like how big and diverse UIC is. The kids here attend lectures, and barely pay attention to their teachers. They are always on their phones. The school is way too big to have a teacher even care about your education and yourself as a student. The campus is way to big, and it's not even that pretty. Its not spectacular but its not terrible. Unless you live in the dorms, its almost impossible to get a good group of friends since 85% of the people who attend are commuters (aka they don't live on campus). Chicago is awesome, but UIC not so much. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Good school, however, the buildings need to be renovated! UIC is so much better! Courses are challenging in the good way. Studying and asking for help will let you pass! Professors: mostly good, some duds, overall okay. LOCATION is amazing! So many opportunities for internships! Love the students from all over Chicago and the world! I do NOT regret coming here! :) I'm glad I chose UIC. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    UIC is in a great area of the city there's a lot of classes that encourage you to take advantage of your area. Come here for engineering especially because they provide so many opportunities for engineers. We are one of the few schools that guarantees you an internship before you graduate. It looks ugly, but the people make up for it. We have really good parties for a city school. And Chicago is 2 steps away 3 min from downtown. beautiful campus. love it ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    I have no idea who runs this place, but the contracts for all campus stores seem to be aimed at a bunch of middle-aged suburban dads. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I wish there was more than one DD on campus. Well and update of the classrooms so they don't look like prisons would be nice. And a little more school pep would be cool, to get the student body excited by sports and events. Other than that, UIC great environment, awesome profs, tough yes. There is opportunity around every corner, its CHICAGO, you really have try to not have fun here. The overall mood can be somewhat dreary and the social life is fun if you know the right people. Overall 8/10 would recommend. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The reputation of UIC is great and the classes are very challenging. its a pretty boring atmosphere. there arent alot of involvments for the black community. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A lot of the school is old, almost old LA airport old, but it is a huge school influenced by and influencing Chicago. I did not join any clubs or extracurricular activities, but I did volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club in Bridgeport. I took advantage of the resources on campus, such as the Writing Center, and was able to improve my GPA the second semester. Subway, Sbarro, and Wendy's are also tasty. UIC is what you make it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    We do not get the best reputation but UIC is a great school filled to the brim with research opportunities. I love the city life so this school fits me. If youre into partying and whatnot then dont go here but if you are here for a good experience education wise and social wise then its the place to be ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I came to UIC by no other choice than location, however I already feel I am a part of something bigger than myself. The professors are wonderful, and the school offers many opportunities to find internships and jobs throughout Chicago. UIC has many connections and it's easy to take advantage of them. The people here are very welcoming and friendly. Great location. Many ways to get involved. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Its an okay school. The people working there need sensitivity training and better listening skills. Safe Zones are a joke, I learn more by googling and Wikipedia. The atmosphere in the center was once lively and sparkling, but now it is dismal and drab. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    UIC is in fact a party school. It is right next to the City of Chicago and there are many organizations here. In other words, there is absolutely no excuse to complain that there isn't anything to do here. My only advice to you is, and I can't emphasize this enough, DO NOT TAKE MATH COURSES HERE UNLESS MATH IS YOUR LIFE. they may be great in their field, but have little to no clue how to teach. Sometimes there is a great prof that you'll find but it's rare. Chicago weather is real, the library needs more quietstudy spaces, and the quad needs to not being just concrete. ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (30)


  • Class rating 1/5
    Worst Professor I have had at UIC!! Never posts any of the quiz or exam answer keys so you will be clueless. Had to use online videos and read the book to learn. Problem set keys were sort of helpful. Stressful semester. Could barely hear him in lecture and doesn't speak up even though asked to. His slides are somewhat helpful, but you're better off reading the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Wardrop is a great professor. Yes, Orgo. is difficult. Yes, Dr. Wardrop can be boring. Nevertheless, if you like chemistry and puzzle solving, you'll do fine in this course. He outlines everything during the first lecture, and lets students know what to do to get a good grade: READ THE BOOK, DO PROBLEMS, AND RETAKE NOTES. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy subject in general, but Tim made the class a lot better. He gave great feedback on essays and homework assignments, which i find unique and very helpful in college when most grade and dont provide feedback. Super nice and laid back, very organized. In class assignments, so show up to class. 3 tests + final and one paper, but not difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I have to admit I do love how he spaces everything out. Everything on his exams are directly from the powerpoints, which are organized very well. There's a few short, easy point assignments. For some reason, he does a lot of drops too, which are unnecessary with how easy this class is. There's no reason to not get an A+. Funny guy too! 10/10 recommend He gives a lot of clicker points which helps a lot when it comes to your final grade. Book is useful to review material. Exams aren't to hard but studying helps a lot! Discussions are also helpful to review material so don't skip those. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I took Dr. Gobel for PSCH 242. Make sure to go to class and study the slides and you will pass. The book is not necessary even though he says it is. Just study the slides, preferably every week because cramming everything in before the test is not good. The amount of work you have to put in to get an A is minimal, as long as you attend every lecture and take notes. Before exams I simply reviewed my notes and was good to go. His lectures are very straightforward and logical. Not the most interesting class however. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Gobel is as straight up as a professor can be. She was right. Drops a midterm. Just study the lecture slides and you are good to go. Uses iclickers. Pretty good at explaining things and cares for his students. Chill guy. Take him for this class! You will never feel like there is too much work. There are iClickers he does so make sure you go for those, easy points. He does drop a lot, and I mean a lot. so that is a bonus. He tells you what he expects and if you pay attention, go to class, take notes, there is no doubt you'll get an A! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Extremely boring and annoying. Very tough grader and gives at least two homework assignments a week. She doesn't seem to care about any individuals grade even if you go in for extra help. The lectures are boring and go very quickly. There are 4 exams, one gets dropped and two big papers. Luckily got a low B after putting in a ton of effort. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Not a good prof. I get that he's in between loyola and uic as an adjunct professor, getting paid minimum wage. He doesn't have to ruin speech for every single one of his students. Maybe he would get hired if he were more pleasant to work with. As for grading, he just takes off points for everything- complains about how miserable he is all the time. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Not sure why he has a low rating! You don't need the textbook, just use the PowerPoints which are online so I didn't even take notes in class. Test format was nice and iclicker and assignments were grade boosters. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    i loved him, he was very fair. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She taught Research Methods in Psychology and even though this class isn't fairly interesting, she teaches it very well. Her explanations and examples are very clear and understandable. She makes sure the class understands the topic as a whole before moving on. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    My friend recommended him because he was easy and doesn't require a paper. The iclicker points are a good booster for your grade. My TA was great. His tests were fair, and he will ask tricky questions. Just study hard and go to class. It's a for sure A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    -iclicker every class -quizzes almost every week -book and book problems helpful -memorization can get you an A but learning concept helps overall -don't fall behind -no curves past the given one on syllabus Very helpful and he actually answers questions well. You need to know the material well to succeed, Stieff is more than happy to help you. Fight the good fight and it will be worth it. Focus on learning the chem, then the grade falls in place. Orgo is never and easy A ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She definitely will help you if you ask her for help. Her advice is strong and she always wants her students to succeed ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Emails were always answered in great detail even for dumb questions, which made him extremely helpful outside of class, better than any other prof I had. Lectures were basically an outline of the book he explained, which for me was very optimal. Examples were never drawn out, which was a downside but overall if you do practice problems you're set ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    There is no curve. I didn't think an A would be possible in Orgo, but Stieff made it possible. Person below me is an idiot and probably didn't study. All I did was watch the lecture capture, took notes, understood the past exams and now I have 98 going into the final. Crystal clear. Wish he taught Orgo 2. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    4 tests, 1 semester. The tests were extremely hard and she expected students to learn 4 chapters and not having a study guide provided was very difficult. She often gets out of topic during her lectures so make sure to listen what you need to listen. The paper is a major part of your grade, so do well in it! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Lind was a tough Professor. Most of the material you are tested on Lind never even mentions in class. She's a nice lady but I'm not paying so much money to learn most of the subject by reading a book. Make sure you go to class for attendance points, work hard on your paper/ presentations and read the book! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Biochem was split up between Dr. Jeffery and Dr. Polinkanoff. 4 exams make your grade. No curve. You are pretty much on your own. Going to lecture is useless. Biochem is very important and UIC failed to hire a decent professor for a class reqd for many grad schools like med, pharm, etc. Nice lady, not so great teacher. Jeffery is not very useful at explaining the materials. She literally reads everything off her lecture slides so there was no point going to her lecture. I studied from the lecture notes and the textbook. Grading is tough 1 multiple choice question is worth up to 5-6 points. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    It is not the one of these exciting and easy classes. Compared to the other PSCH 242 teachers, his class was a bit harder. I would have taken Staahl if I knew earlier. One of the exams get dropped. There are also iClickers and discussion points to boost your grade. There are about 5 HW projects, which in my opinion were unnecessary and time consuming, but in all, okay class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Prof. Lind seemed like a chill person but I wouldn't take her for a class again, I really really did not like how she set up the quizzes and exams. Of the 50+ students enrolled in the course only one got an A and this was by a mere half-point (306 points were needed for an A and this person had 306.5) Seems a bit suspicious to me. I worked very hard and only got a B. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Wow! He is arrogant and aloof. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's an okay professor. Study guides are of no use (LONG). You have to review each slide for exams. He tries really hard to make the lectures interesting but fails to do so. If you can - always take the other instructor offering the same course. Tests are confusing. His TA was the only and the best help for the course. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Orgo honestly is not as bad as people always say. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    terrible at teaching and his TAs aren't any better. His lectures are HORRIBLE! HE takes pictures from the book and doesn't explain them well at all. When I went to his office hours, he would say things like how do you not understand? it's straightforward and easy! He made my friend cry once. Avoid at all costs, PLEASE! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Nice guy. Fairly new, so he's not the best professor out there. The curve/grading is the same for all orgo 1 classes. I was shocked that there wasn't a curve for this semester at all, considering the exam/final averages were pretty low all semester. Take home message: Don't count on a curve. You have to work really really hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Asks so many clickers. Don't take anyone else. If you get Ds on your exams like I did, they will turn into like 105% after the curve. Practice exams are the best thing to study. Go to his office hours/reviews and he will tell you everything you need to know. No surprises. top of the exam curves, he will curve at the end. Best Orgo professor. If he say he won't curve the class, he really won't. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    For someone who speaks English, Jeffrey is a poor professor. Dr. Jeffery seems like a very nice lady but she just read off of her lecture slides and spent excessive amounts of time on slides without adding any extra information, somehow. Dr. P was quite the opposite, he was engaging and used good examples and convinced Dr. J to curve the class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Professor and class was very unclear. His lectures are horrible. He just likes to hear himself talk. He never explains anything. He asks his students really difficult questions and when he sees that no one knows the answer, instead of revealing it, he blackmails his students by saying that the question will appear on the exam. I regret taking his class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Class is disorganized! Easy material presented in a confusing way. If T.A.'s weren't there, would have been completely lost, use them. Lectures are all over the place and very disorganized. Class was much harder than it should have been because of the way material was presented. Check your grades, mine were entered wrong several times. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 1/5
    Worst Professor I have had at UIC!! Never posts any of the quiz or exam answer keys so you will be clueless. Had to use online videos and read the book to learn. Problem set keys were sort of helpful. Stressful semester. Could barely hear him in lecture and doesn't speak up even though asked to. His slides are somewhat helpful, but you're better off reading the book. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Wardrop is a great professor. Yes, Orgo. is difficult. Yes, Dr. Wardrop can be boring. Nevertheless, if you like chemistry and puzzle solving, you'll do fine in this course. He outlines everything during the first lecture, and lets students know what to do to get a good grade: READ THE BOOK, DO PROBLEMS, AND RETAKE NOTES. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Easy subject in general, but Tim made the class a lot better. He gave great feedback on essays and homework assignments, which i find unique and very helpful in college when most grade and dont provide feedback. Super nice and laid back, very organized. In class assignments, so show up to class. 3 tests + final and one paper, but not difficult. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I have to admit I do love how he spaces everything out. Everything on his exams are directly from the powerpoints, which are organized very well. There's a few short, easy point assignments. For some reason, he does a lot of drops too, which are unnecessary with how easy this class is. There's no reason to not get an A+. Funny guy too! 10/10 recommend He gives a lot of clicker points which helps a lot when it comes to your final grade. Book is useful to review material. Exams aren't to hard but studying helps a lot! Discussions are also helpful to review material so don't skip those. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I took Dr. Gobel for PSCH 242. Make sure to go to class and study the slides and you will pass. The book is not necessary even though he says it is. Just study the slides, preferably every week because cramming everything in before the test is not good. The amount of work you have to put in to get an A is minimal, as long as you attend every lecture and take notes. Before exams I simply reviewed my notes and was good to go. His lectures are very straightforward and logical. Not the most interesting class however. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Dr. Gobel is as straight up as a professor can be. She was right. Drops a midterm. Just study the lecture slides and you are good to go. Uses iclickers. Pretty good at explaining things and cares for his students. Chill guy. Take him for this class! You will never feel like there is too much work. There are iClickers he does so make sure you go for those, easy points. He does drop a lot, and I mean a lot. so that is a bonus. He tells you what he expects and if you pay attention, go to class, take notes, there is no doubt you'll get an A! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Extremely boring and annoying. Very tough grader and gives at least two homework assignments a week. She doesn't seem to care about any individuals grade even if you go in for extra help. The lectures are boring and go very quickly. There are 4 exams, one gets dropped and two big papers. Luckily got a low B after putting in a ton of effort. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Not a good prof. I get that he's in between loyola and uic as an adjunct professor, getting paid minimum wage. He doesn't have to ruin speech for every single one of his students. Maybe he would get hired if he were more pleasant to work with. As for grading, he just takes off points for everything- complains about how miserable he is all the time. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Not sure why he has a low rating! You don't need the textbook, just use the PowerPoints which are online so I didn't even take notes in class. Test format was nice and iclicker and assignments were grade boosters. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    i loved him, he was very fair. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She taught Research Methods in Psychology and even though this class isn't fairly interesting, she teaches it very well. Her explanations and examples are very clear and understandable. She makes sure the class understands the topic as a whole before moving on. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    My friend recommended him because he was easy and doesn't require a paper. The iclicker points are a good booster for your grade. My TA was great. His tests were fair, and he will ask tricky questions. Just study hard and go to class. It's a for sure A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    -iclicker every class -quizzes almost every week -book and book problems helpful -memorization can get you an A but learning concept helps overall -don't fall behind -no curves past the given one on syllabus Very helpful and he actually answers questions well. You need to know the material well to succeed, Stieff is more than happy to help you. Fight the good fight and it will be worth it. Focus on learning the chem, then the grade falls in place. Orgo is never and easy A ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She definitely will help you if you ask her for help. Her advice is strong and she always wants her students to succeed ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Emails were always answered in great detail even for dumb questions, which made him extremely helpful outside of class, better than any other prof I had. Lectures were basically an outline of the book he explained, which for me was very optimal. Examples were never drawn out, which was a downside but overall if you do practice problems you're set ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    There is no curve. I didn't think an A would be possible in Orgo, but Stieff made it possible. Person below me is an idiot and probably didn't study. All I did was watch the lecture capture, took notes, understood the past exams and now I have 98 going into the final. Crystal clear. Wish he taught Orgo 2. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    4 tests, 1 semester. The tests were extremely hard and she expected students to learn 4 chapters and not having a study guide provided was very difficult. She often gets out of topic during her lectures so make sure to listen what you need to listen. The paper is a major part of your grade, so do well in it! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Lind was a tough Professor. Most of the material you are tested on Lind never even mentions in class. She's a nice lady but I'm not paying so much money to learn most of the subject by reading a book. Make sure you go to class for attendance points, work hard on your paper/ presentations and read the book! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Biochem was split up between Dr. Jeffery and Dr. Polinkanoff. 4 exams make your grade. No curve. You are pretty much on your own. Going to lecture is useless. Biochem is very important and UIC failed to hire a decent professor for a class reqd for many grad schools like med, pharm, etc. Nice lady, not so great teacher. Jeffery is not very useful at explaining the materials. She literally reads everything off her lecture slides so there was no point going to her lecture. I studied from the lecture notes and the textbook. Grading is tough 1 multiple choice question is worth up to 5-6 points. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    It is not the one of these exciting and easy classes. Compared to the other PSCH 242 teachers, his class was a bit harder. I would have taken Staahl if I knew earlier. One of the exams get dropped. There are also iClickers and discussion points to boost your grade. There are about 5 HW projects, which in my opinion were unnecessary and time consuming, but in all, okay class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Prof. Lind seemed like a chill person but I wouldn't take her for a class again, I really really did not like how she set up the quizzes and exams. Of the 50+ students enrolled in the course only one got an A and this was by a mere half-point (306 points were needed for an A and this person had 306.5) Seems a bit suspicious to me. I worked very hard and only got a B. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Wow! He is arrogant and aloof. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    He's an okay professor. Study guides are of no use (LONG). You have to review each slide for exams. He tries really hard to make the lectures interesting but fails to do so. If you can - always take the other instructor offering the same course. Tests are confusing. His TA was the only and the best help for the course. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Orgo honestly is not as bad as people always say. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    terrible at teaching and his TAs aren't any better. His lectures are HORRIBLE! HE takes pictures from the book and doesn't explain them well at all. When I went to his office hours, he would say things like how do you not understand? it's straightforward and easy! He made my friend cry once. Avoid at all costs, PLEASE! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Nice guy. Fairly new, so he's not the best professor out there. The curve/grading is the same for all orgo 1 classes. I was shocked that there wasn't a curve for this semester at all, considering the exam/final averages were pretty low all semester. Take home message: Don't count on a curve. You have to work really really hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Asks so many clickers. Don't take anyone else. If you get Ds on your exams like I did, they will turn into like 105% after the curve. Practice exams are the best thing to study. Go to his office hours/reviews and he will tell you everything you need to know. No surprises. top of the exam curves, he will curve at the end. Best Orgo professor. If he say he won't curve the class, he really won't. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    For someone who speaks English, Jeffrey is a poor professor. Dr. Jeffery seems like a very nice lady but she just read off of her lecture slides and spent excessive amounts of time on slides without adding any extra information, somehow. Dr. P was quite the opposite, he was engaging and used good examples and convinced Dr. J to curve the class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Professor and class was very unclear. His lectures are horrible. He just likes to hear himself talk. He never explains anything. He asks his students really difficult questions and when he sees that no one knows the answer, instead of revealing it, he blackmails his students by saying that the question will appear on the exam. I regret taking his class ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Class is disorganized! Easy material presented in a confusing way. If T.A.'s weren't there, would have been completely lost, use them. Lectures are all over the place and very disorganized. Class was much harder than it should have been because of the way material was presented. Check your grades, mine were entered wrong several times. ...Continue reading


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