University of Illinois Chicago

Public, Four-years School Located in Chicago, IL

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How much is the UIC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UIC's tuition & fees is $14,338 for Illinois residents and $29,360 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $36,164 for Illinois residents and $51,186 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UIC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$14,338
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$29,360
Books & Supplies Costs$1,400
On-campus Room & Board$14,400
On-campus Expenses$6,026
Off-campus Room & Board$14,400
Off-campus Expenses$6,026
2023-2024 Projection
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$14,624
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$29,232

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UIC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $104,002 at UIC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $270,144. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $225,727.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$27,950$54,610$42,673
Sophomore (2024-25)$26,608$61,403$50,040
Junior (2025-26)$25,330$70,744$59,926
Senior (2026-27)$24,114$83,387$73,089
4 Years Total$104,002$270,144$225,727
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$26,608$61,403$50,040
Sophomore (2025-26)$25,330$70,744$59,926
Junior (2026-27)$24,114$83,387$73,089
Senior (2027-28)$22,956$100,318$90,514
4 Years Total$99,008$315,853$273,569
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$25,330$70,744$59,926
Sophomore (2026-27)$24,114$83,387$73,089
Junior (2027-28)$22,956$100,318$90,514
Senior (2028-29)$21,854$122,825$113,492
4 Years Total$94,253$377,274$337,021
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$24,114$83,387$73,089
Sophomore (2027-28)$22,956$100,318$90,514
Junior (2028-29)$21,854$122,825$113,492
Senior (2029-30)$20,804$152,589$143,704
4 Years Total$89,727$459,119$420,798
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$22,956$100,318$90,514
Sophomore (2028-29)$21,854$122,825$113,492
Junior (2029-30)$20,804$152,589$143,704
Senior (2030-31)$19,805$191,808$183,349
4 Years Total$85,419$567,540$531,059

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UIC' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $13,638.
University of Illinois Chicago$14,338$29,360
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UIC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of Illinois ChicagoChicago, IL$14,338$29,360
University of Oklahoma-Norman CampusNorman, OK$9,595$26,665
University of California-Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA$14,965$45,742
Ohio State University-Main CampusColumbus, OH$12,859$38,365
Purdue University-Main CampusWest Lafayette, IN$9,992$28,794
North Carolina State University at RaleighRaleigh, NC$8,895$31,767
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg, VA$15,478$36,694
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNew Brunswick, NJ$17,239$36,001
William & MaryWilliamsburg, VA$25,040$49,412
University of California-DavisDavis, CA$15,247$46,024
University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT$20,366$43,034

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Illinois Chicago, 14,640 students (66%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $12,539.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UIC is $38,647 for students living on-campus and $38,647 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 3,245 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $13,813 and the average amount of student loans is $7,514.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$36,164$51,186
COA (off-campus)$36,164$51,186
Tuition & Fees$14,338$29,360
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$21,826$21,826
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$21,826$21,826
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,625$38,647
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,625$38,647
Average Financial Aid$12,539$12,539
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship14,64066%$12,539
Pell Grants11,04250%$4,920
Federal Student Loan5,82726%$6,194
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid3,24581%-
Grants or Scholarships2,93373%$13,813
Federal Grants2,31958%$5,229
Pell Grants2,31858%$5,124
Other Federal Grants2627%$948
State/Local Grants2,56164%$5,570
Institutional Grants2,69667%$5,239
Student Loan Aid88722%$7,514
Federal Student Loans81320%$4,831
Other Student Loans1353%$20,276
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,6032,366$13,236
110,001 or more20240$1,364

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UIC's acceptance rate is 78.80%. A total of 22,791 applicants applied to and 17,960 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 4,177 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.26%.
To apply to UIC, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate78.80%74.48%81.96%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.26%25.73%21.62%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to UIC. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,195 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 27.
Its SAT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,1951,0801,310
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW595540650
SAT Math600540660
ACT Composite272331
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math262229
ACT English282233

Student Population

University of Illinois Chicago has a total of 33,747 students including 21,807 undergraduate and 11,940 graduate students. By gender, there are 15,189 male students and 19,010 female students attending UIC. The school offers online degree programs and 4,049 students enrolled online exclusively (12.00% of all students).
Total34,199 15,18919,010
Undergraduate22,279 10,43711,842
Graduate11,920 4,7527,168

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address601 S Morgan, Chicago, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered282 Programs
Online Program Offered12 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered179 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate78.69%
Student Population33,747
Graduation Rate61%
Retention Rate78% (Full-time), 44% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties2,250 (Full-time), 850 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs11,750 (Full-time), 1,995 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$115,377
Average Staff Salary$71,907