So the earlier I apply the better off I am? I plan on sending my application in today. How long does it take to receive a response if anyone knows by any chance? Just a question, how do they weigh volunteer experience is it very significant? Do the letters of recommendation also play a large role in the admission process? How is leadership determined?
I can't answer the last question, but UIC ranks LORs quite high. They are very much about getting to know the applicant's personality and who they are as a person in other people's eyes. Volunteer experience and leadership are both also important; they like to see consistency versus a one-time experience.