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

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2020

Overall Found the graduate program satisfactory. The affordability sometimes does not keep pace with the financial aid. otherwise the academic support is overall excellent
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Good value, but because of the poor financial situation of the state, the program sometimes suffers.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

This department is a tightly knit community with lots of support from faculty and frequent collaborations. Funding is tight and stipends are very low. This is certainly a teaching institution, but with little training in how to teach.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

The Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) Program in the department is fantastic. The faculty are very supportive and encouraging.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros are the good research support we receive and that our research interests are diverse enough that we're not in competition with our classmates. The cons are that it's not easy to live in a big city on a stipend and that I wish we got more clinical hours.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2020

Good grad school especially for math computer science
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

There are many opportunities within the graduate program but students are often left devices often unguided by their advisers.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Cons: Very little school pride or healthy competitiveness Pros: Great environment, lots of support from faculty, great place to live, and excellent public transport.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020

I feel like the university should use its location more to its advantage. Also, TA feedback concerning coordinators should be taken into account. The "laboratory" course I had to teach did not seem to teach many lab skills. The research labs I have worked with do seem to be quite capeable and populated by good researchers. Courses vary by instructor. Some are better than others. Overall, I feel like expectations for each course could be better communicated to the students. A test should not be over how well you can guess what's going to be on the exam, but rather how well you learned material.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Good program with good faculty, facilities and other resources.
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