Housing + Dining

Living on campus is about more than being part of the UIC community. Statistics show that students who live on campus their first year are more likely to complete their degree on time. So to help you succeed in the classroom, adjust to college in the U.S. and enjoy campus life, you are required to live in program housing during your time in the Undergraduate Accelerator.

  • Choose from five options that vary by location, price and amenities
  • On-campus options are within walking distance to cafeterias and fitness facilities
  • Off-campus program housing is also available

Your Meal Plan

Studying, making friends and exploring Chicago can make you very hungry. Luckily, the UIC cafeterias serve delicious food from around the world.
  • All meal plans are all-you-care-to-eat
  • Swipe your card when entering the cafeteria, then enjoy whatever you want
  • On-campus dining includes halal, kosher and vegetarian options
If you live on campus, you are required to have a meal plan. Students in the Undergraduate Accelerator have a 5-day meal plan. That means you can enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining Monday through Friday. Undergraduate Accelerator students who choose off-campus program housing can choose if they want the dining plan.
On weekends, you either prepare your own food, or explore the many delicious restaurants around Chicago. Like Chicago-style deep dish pizza or hot dogs. Or nearby favorites in Chinatown or Greektown.

Option A: Traditional Double Room

Location: On campus.
Bedroom: Shared with one roommate. Multiple separate rooms per floor.
Bathroom: Shared with same-gendered students on your floor.
Meal plan: Required. See Dining Costs for more details.
Cost for Traditional Double Room + Meal Plan
Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Two Semesters (IAP or AAP students) $10,234 (USD) $10,682 (USD) $13,429 (USD)
Three Semesters (EAP students) $16,660 (USD) $18,064 (USD) $18,089 (USD)
Sample floor plan:
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Amenities:

Your room includes:

  • Extra-long twin size bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Clothes closet
  • Storage drawers
  • Cable television connection and high-speed internet (including wireless) – additional fees may apply

Your residence hall includes:

  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Free laundry
  • Kitchenettes for cooking
  • Computer lab
  • Lounges and common areas

Option B: Cluster Double Room

Location: On campus.
Bedroom: Shared with one roommate.
Connected to multiple bedrooms and bathroom in your cluster.
Bathroom: Shared with 4-9 same-gendered students in your cluster.
Meal plan: Required. See Dining Costs for more details.
Cost for Cluster Double Room + Meal Plan
Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Two Semesters (IAP or AAP students) $10,516 (USD) $10,888 (USD) $13,922 (USD)
Three Semesters (EAP students) $17,148 (USD) $18,557 (USD) $18,582 (USD)
Sample floor plan:
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Amenities:

Your room includes:

  • Extra-long twin size bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Clothes closet
  • Storage drawers
  • Cable television connection and high-speed internet (including wireless) – additional fees may apply

Your residence hall includes:

  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Free laundry
  • Kitchenettes for cooking
  • Computer lab
  • Lounges and common areas

Option C: Suite Double Room

Location: On campus.
Bedroom: Shared with one roommate.
Shared common area and bathroom with your suitemates.
Bathroom: Shared with 2-6 same-gendered students in your suite.
Meal plan: Required. See Dining Costs for more details.
Cost for Suite Double Room + Meal Plan
Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Two Semesters (IAP or AAP students) $10,823 (USD) $11,275 (USD) $14,646 (USD)
Three Semesters (EAP students) $17,814 (USD) $19,309 (USD) $19,334 (USD)
Sample floor plan:
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Amenities:

Your room includes:

  • Extra-long twin size bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Clothes closet
  • Storage drawers
  • Cable television connection and high-speed internet (including wireless) – additional fees may apply

Your suite includes:

  • Couch
  • Two living room chairs
  • Three tables

Your residence hall includes:

  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Free laundry
  • Kitchenettes for cooking
  • Computer lab
  • Lounges and common areas

Option D: Cluster Single Room

Location: On campus.
Bedroom: No roommate.
Connected to multiple bedrooms and bathroom in your cluster.
Bathroom: Shared with 4-9 same-gendered students in your cluster.
Meal plan: Required. See Dining Costs for more details.
Cost for Cluster Single Room + Meal Plan
Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Two Semesters (IAP or AAP students) $11,297 (USD) $11,696 (USD) $15,550 (USD)
Three Semesters (EAP students) $18,709 (USD) $20,213 (USD) $20,238 (USD)
Sample floor plan:
cluster-double-room-min
Amenities:

Your room includes:

  • Extra-long twin size bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Clothes closet
  • Storage drawers
  • Cable television connection and high-speed internet (including wireless) – additional fees may apply

Your residence hall includes:

  • Air conditioning and heat
  • Free laundry
  • Kitchenettes for cooking
  • Computer lab
  • Lounges and common areas

Option E: Off-Campus Housing

Location: Off campus (The Automatic Lofts or Tailor Lofts).
Bedroom: No roommate.
Bathroom: Private.
Meal plan: Optional – cafeterias are on campus.
Costs for Off-Campus Housing
Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Two Semesters (IAP or AAP students) $15,919 (USD) for 8 months $16,291 (USD) for 8 months $16,908 (USD) for 10 months
Three Semesters (EAP students) $24,350 (USD) $25,147 (USD) $25,364 (USD)

Note: As an international student, you will need to show proof of legal study and pay a few months’ rent upfront.
Additional fees for The Automatic Lofts: Application fee $30. Lease protect fee $88-$262.50.
Additional fees for Tailor Lofts: Application fee $50. Administration fee $150. One-time utility set-up fee $102. $60 per month for electricity included in rent – additional electricity to be paid by student.

Sample floor plan:
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Amenities:

Both The Automatic Lofts and Tailor Lofts are walking distance to the UIC campus. Both properties also provide more independent student living compared to on-campus housing.

Your apartment includes:

  • Bedroom furniture (full or twin size bed, clothes storage, etc.)
  • Living room furniture (leather sofa, coffee table, entertainment center, etc.)
  • Kitchen appliances and dining table with chairs
  • 42” HD television with free cable television service and DVR
  • Desk and study chair
  • Free Wi-Fi internet

Your building includes:

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Computer center
  • Studying areas
  • Communal lounge areas

Feeling hungry?

UIC cafeterias serve all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. So you can enjoy food from around the world, right on campus. You can even suggest they serve your favorite meal from home.