University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2012

My Master's Program helped me get to where I am today. It taught me how to be proactive in learning and helped me become a better problem solver.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

Higher education is in the midst of a huge change. A bachelor's degree or trade school is necessary to get anywhere in life. Spend the time to look and apply for scholarships, getting out debt free was the best thing I did to set myself for future success.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2017

The quality of the program has greatly decreased since I enrolled. The faculty has lost a great deal of it's renowned, tenured professors. Though the program is still accredited, I wish I could have gone to a place that was more invested in students.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

University of Illinois at Chicago is a great university. It is located near downtown Chicago and you have plenty of opportunities to network and be engaged in any activity you are interested in. The diversity is another great benefit that you would not experience elsewhere.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

I am a current part time graduate student at Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. UIC is a university that is culturally sensitive and diverse allowing students from all backgrounds to come together and learn from each other's perspectives. I personally love being exposed to such a diverse group of staff and classmates, I definitely feel that it is a school where everyone is welcomed.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

The MBA program at UIC provides great value. Located within the south loop, transportation to school is convenient especially if you are working in the city. The professors are dedicated to the students and provide adequate guidance for students to be successful. The curriculum is valuable as it provides a great balance between coursework and projects. There is a lot of diversity as expected, but that is similar to what is in the workplace.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of my graduate program is that I get to interact with students and faculty from various backgrounds. I have improved my existing skill set and developed new skills as well. My program ensures that every student gets a hands-on experience by allowing us to work on projects for almost every course. The cons of my program include the fact that it is difficult to get financial assistance and on campus jobs as they are being offered on the basis of referrals.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2018

I am not going to pretend that UIC is comparable to nearby University of Chicago or Northwestern, or their sister school, UIUC. However, I can't imagine a much better experience outside of the ivy league, public ivy, and other elite schools. The faculty and courses are excellent, Chicago is amazing, and the campus is great. The biggest downsides as a graduate, are the high cost of living and the extreme lack of graduate assistantships. If you can find a way to pay for it, it is an excellent value.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Continuing my education is something I am ecstatic to be doing, and I can honestly say UIC is the best fit for me and my program. The professors are amazing, highly knowledgable, and eager to assist in any way they can. The only drawback is the financial burden placed upon me. I understand furthering your education is expensive, regardless of where you do it, but my intended field of special education isn't going to make me a lot of money, and I fear I will paying off my student loans for the majority of my life. I'm afraid it may reduce the risk of me ever being able to purchase a home, or a car. I have thought about switching to a more lucrative field, but I am positive that special education is for me. I wish UIC and the state of Illinois offered more financial aid to people like me.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2020

The faculty and academic support is significantly good. Overall life is smoother and soothing for graduate study. Only the financial support sometimes become not efficiently helpful. But overall excellent environment
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