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UIC Admissions 2020-2021: Requirements, Deadlines & Acceptance Rate

Aishwarya Bhatnagar Aishwarya Bhatnagar
Study Abroad Expert

The 2018 admissions at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) saw an admit rate of 77%. UIC admissions are offered to students under 86 UG degree programs, 150 PG programs and various doctoral programs.

Selected applicants had an average score of 1210 in SAT, and over 24 in ACT for 2018 admissions. For international applicants, requirements like course fee, deadlines and application submissions vary for both UG and PG courses. The admissions are offered during the Fall and Spring sessions only.

  • Applications for international UG students begin around September for Fall session admissions.
  • The admissions decisions are received as and when applications are reviewed, post-application submission. There is no stipulated time limit.
  • UG students can apply through the Common Application.
  • PG students can apply through the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions Portal.
  • Deadlines and academic requirements vary for each Graduate program.
  • The application fee for international students is the same for both UG and PG courses, that is, 70 USD.


Application PortalUG: Common Application
PG: Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Application Fee70 USD
Acceptance Rate77%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
SAT Score (middle 50%)1490 - 1560
ACT Score (middle 50%)33 - 35
International Application DeadlinesUG/PG: Varies
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Work ExperienceRecommended for MBA aspirants
InterviewRequired for admission to the MBA program

UIC Admission Deadlines

The admission process at the University of Illinois at Chicago begins either during the Fall or Spring season. The following table indicates the application deadline for international students:

Course NameDeadlines
Undergraduate Courses
FallEarly Action: November 1, 2018
Regular Action: February 1, 2019
Postgraduate Courses
MS Electrical and Computer Engineering ApplicationsFall: February 15, 2019
Spring: July 15, 2018
MA Applied Economics ApplicationsDecember 15, 2019
MS Business Analytics ApplicationsJune 15, 2019
MS Mechanical EngineeringFall: February 15, 2019
Spring: July 15, 2018

UIC International Students Admission

Application requirements vary for international students. International admission requirements at UIC are listed below:

Application Submission Requirements:

International students must ensure that they submit:

  • 50 USD for credential evaluation
  • English Language Proficiency Test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial copies of translated transcripts/mark sheets.
  • Signed declaration and certification of Finances Form.
  • Post-secondary credentials
  • Financial arrangements
  • Visa certification

English Language Requirements:

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for UIC admissions:

Test NameScore Required
PTE Academic54

UIC Undergraduate Admissions

More than 70 minors and 86 degree programs are offered at the undergraduate level, at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Around 20,783 applicants were admitted under various undergraduate programs, at the University during 2018 admissions.

It is mandatory for international students to submit a fee of 50 USD for credential evaluation because the applicants undertook high school and post-secondary coursework outside the US.

Application Portal: Common Application

Application Fee: 70 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the recent 2018 admissions are as follows:

Test NameAverage Scores25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Math623580670
SAT EBWR636600680
SAT Composite125911801350
ACT Composite282530

Supporting Documents: Official high school transcripts, common application school report and proof of earned scores or grades.

UIC Graduate Admissions

The University of Illinois, Chicago, around 7,673 students were offered admissions in various graduate programs during the 2018 admissions. Prospective applicants can apply via The Grad College Application, and submit the application along with a fee of 70 USD.

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit GMAT/GRE along with TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MS Electrical and Computer EngineeringOffice of Graduate and Professional AdmissionsFall: January 1, 201970 USDGRETOEFL (IBT): 80
TOEFL (PBT): 590
IELTS: 6.5
PTE Academic: 54
MA Applied EconomicsOffice of Graduate and Professional AdmissionsDecember 15, 201970 USDGRETOEFL (IBT): 80
TOEFL (PBT): 550
IELTS: 6.5
PTE Academic: 54
MS Mechanical EngineeringOffice of Graduate and Professional AdmissionsSpring: July 15, 201970 USDGRETOEFL (IBT): 80
TOEFL (PBT): 550
IELTS: 6.5
PTE Academic: 54
MS Business AnalyticsOffice of Graduate and Professional AdmissionsSpring: July 15, 201970 USDGMAT/GRETOEFL (IBT): 80
TOEFL (PBT): 585
IELTS: 6.5
PTE Academic: 54

Supporting Documents: Personal statement, resume/CV, LORs and writing samples.

The admissions office of the University of Illinois, Chicago reviews each application critically. Students are recommended to submit their applications 2 weeks prior to the application submission. Admission decisions are released as and when the applications are reviewed, post submission.

A positive admission decision greatly depends upon an on-time application submission with the required fee, recommendation letters, and submission of the test scores along with the required documents. A total enrollment of 28,456 at UIC was recorded for 2018 admissions. Hence, indicating a moderately selective admit rate.

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