University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

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University of Illinois at Chicago can be found in Chicago, IL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Illinois at Chicago has approximately thirty three thousand students enrolled annually.

The majority of students admitted to UIC had an SAT score between 1030 to 1260, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 21 to 28. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UIC average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.52 for accepted students. 73% of all those who apply are accepted to UIC, from which 27% choose to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UIC acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 69%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UIC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Illinois at Chicago was reported as 72.7% in Fall 2020 with over 22,700 applications submitted to University of Illinois at Chicago. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UIC ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • UIC Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Illinois at Chicago?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Illinois at Chicago is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UIC has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 73.6%
  • 2017-2018: 77.1%
  • 2018-2019: 75.5%
  • 2019-2020: 72.7%
  • Projected UIC Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 69.2%

How Does UIC Compare?

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The acceptance rate for UIC is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
DePaul University68.2%
University of Chicago6.2%
Loyola University Chicago67.2%
Northwestern University9.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UIC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 620
Math520 - 640
Total Score1030 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 30
Math20 - 28
Composite Score21 - 28
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