University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(3.92 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 180 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CAHIIM and CEPH
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 29,120 (17,959 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 28% part-time, 72% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $16,622 in-state; $26,862 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros- In general Chicago is a great setting to be studying public health because there are so many public health issues in Chicago. The faculty are well educated and knowledgeable, but many of them are very busy and do not always have a lot of time for students. The school is accredited and adheres to national public health school standards. Also, my lower rating in transportation and surrounding area probably would improve if I lived elsewhere in the city. Right by UIC west campus is not the best. Cons- There are a lot of core courses, and a lot to get done in only two years. I wish I didn't have to fight so hard to develop my own program. Not that I do not think that some of these classes are relevant, but I do wish there were more flexibility. I also wish there were more grant and scholarship opportunities available including having the ability to ensure that those who are on the global health track would definitely be able to travel abroad for their practicum if they so choose. ( I am on the global health track).
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The University of Illinois-Chicago health informatics program is diverse, with students coast to coast and a variety of different professions. This allows different perspectives, viewpoints and input. The Health Informatics Program has broadened my horizons and given me knowledge I would not have obtained in other programs. It works with my job situation and I am receiving a top notch education. I give it an A+.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Under-appreciated business graduate school program that actually is number one in terms of average CPA score in Chicago.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The Graduate program at UIC is very different from Undergrad. The classes are smaller (20-40 students) and the faculty treat you like a colleague. There's a lot of article readings and presentations required of classes. It's a great program overall and top 20 for Public Health Policy.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I have had some amazing teachers thus far and learned a great deal. However, on the administrative side, I don't have much guidance. I have to learn how to do things as I go with little help.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

To my experience thus far the pros are definitely reputation of UIC. This University is renowned nation wide for its programs and education.It is the third largest medical school in the country and its past graduates are some of the industries leaders in medicine and research. The cons are that it does not supply financial support to all programs on a level playing field as some programs such as mine (HIM) come behind doctorate and other programs when it comes to scholarship and grant funding.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: Public transport and close to city services; academic support; reputation of professors. Cons: Expensive for a state school; low-tech; crime around the school.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: **Highly competitive program. **Excellent faculty make-up. **Rigorous curriculum. **High expectations. **Admirable accesability to professors. **Good support system. **Highly organized and proficient deparment. **Impressive weekly brownbag discussions. **Great listserve on conferences/post-graduate work opportunities, etc. Cons: **Somewhat less diversity in student and faculty in the program. **Levels of competition.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

I'm in Master of Energy Engineering program and it is awesome, the program, the school and specially our director.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

UIC is just okay. However, I love my program here. Every faculty members and staff are professional and helpful.
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