I got admitted to the MS Business Analytics program at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and the University of Cincinnati. Which one is better?

I don’t have experience in analytics & trying to switch.

Asked by Sowmya Ganesh about 2 years ago

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Tejaswini Malik

Tejaswini Malik

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is tougher to get into if the acceptance rate is your only criterion. Each college, however, aims to include diverse individuals in its incoming class with various skills, backgrounds, etc. Because of this, the admission rate alone does not necessarily mean that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is a better institution or that it will be more difficult for you to get into. On the other hand, the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC) is simpler to enter based only on the admission rate.

Both universities provide on-campus housing alternatives. While the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC) charges N/A for on-campus living, Illinois levies fees. What's more, watch the video below for an example of a dorm visit at each school.

The Champaign, Illinois, campus of Illinois is classified as a City: Small (population less than 100,000). Cincinnati, Ohio, is home to the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (UC), which is classified as a City: Large (population of 250,000 or more).

Illinois offers an average of $8,717 in financial aid, compared to the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus's (UC) average of $5,474.

  • For in-state tuition, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 17.2% more expensive than UC ($12,254.00 vs $10,460.00).
  • Illinois' out-of-state tuition is 15.2% more expensive than the main campus of the University of Cincinnati ($29,704 vs $25,794.00).
  • Compared to UC, the University of Illinois at Urbana-average Champaign's net price for students is lower ($13,517 vs $22,767).
  • The University of Cincinnati Main Campus's living expenses (room and board or off-campus housing budget) are 3.2% less expensive than those at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ($11,874 vs $12,252)
  • More students obtain financial aid grants at the University of Cincinnati Main Campus than at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (93% vs 67%).

Graduation rate, salary, and the total amount of student loan debt are signs of a college that provides graduates with better results. The following statistics on outcomes between UC and Illinois are compared.

Illinois has a higher graduation rate than the University of Cincinnati Main Campus (82% vs 59%).

After ten years, graduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign make, on average, $20,900 more than graduates from UC. ($66,500 vs. $45,600)

Compared to graduates from UC, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students have a $2,500 lower median federal student loan debt. ($20,500 vs. $23,000)

Federal student loan payments for Illinois grads are $26 less per month than for UC graduates. ($211 vs. $237)

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