About UIC

Dream big. Work hard.

Get ready to do amazing things—both inside and outside the classroom.

When you come to UIC, you’ll learn from faculty engaged in cutting-edge research, and work alongside talented, driven students. You’ll meet people from all over the world, and be part of a diverse, forward-thinking community that strives for achievement—and values giving back. You’ll experience life in the heart of the city. Join clubs. Find internships. You’ll discover your passion—and your purpose.

No matter what you accomplish, an innovative, research-driven education from UIC will inspire you to aim high, think deeply and look forward to a future with limitless possibilities.

Join in.

We guarantee you’ll find something that interests you among UIC's hundreds of organizations, sports clubs, and more.

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Live at UIC.

It’s no coincidence that students who live on campus are more likely to graduate—and in less time.

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Play hard.

You’ll find plenty of action at UIC—both as a spectator and a participant.


Go urban.

Discover what it’s like to live and study in the heart of a world-class city.


Access excellence.

Get ready for amazing opportunities at UIC—for research, volunteering, internships, and learning among the nation’s top scholars and professors.

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Serve others.

Want to make a difference in the world? People at UIC are doing it every day.

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A Big Comeback

Women’s Basketball mounted the largest turnaround in the nation(+17 wins) and claimed the postseason WBI Championship.


Top Design

UIC’s Design program is ranked one of "The World’s 25 Best Design Schools” by Business Insider.


Top Health Science

UIC is the principal educator of health professionals in Illinois, and one of only four universities in the nation with a full complement of health science programs.


In the neighborhood

Taylor Street features classic Italian cuisine at dozens of restaurants both old and new. Don’t miss out on Italian ice from Mario’s Italian Lemonade (Insider tip: It’s only open from May to September).


The Ultimate College Town

Chicago is a national higher education destination. Over a quarter million students are enrolled the city’s more than 50 colleges and universities. UIC is the largest university in Chicago.

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Diverse & Welcoming

U.S. News & World Report named UIC a top 10 most diverse campus in the US and Campus Pride ranks UIC among the nation’s top 15 LGBT friendly campuses.


Guaranteed Professional Programs

UIC has a program that can guarantee admission to several professional programs, including law, pharmacy and physical therapy, to select first year students. More information at gppa.uic.edu


Bike Friendly

Chicago has more than 200 miles of on-street, protected, buffered and shared bike lanes. We also have a bike sharing program called DIVVY that allows students to rent bikes for short periods of time so they can get around the city. news.uic.edu/need-a-ride

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Honors College

Enhance your UIC academic experience. Transfer students can apply for admission to the Honors College. Learn more at: uic.edu/honors

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Amenities Included

All rooms come fully furnished and include all basic utilities, free laundry and 24-hour security measures.


Urban Oasis

Did you know that UIC is home to more than 5,000 trees, 469 solar panels, 5 green roofs, and 800 bike racks?


Nursing Leaders

We educate some of the nation’s most sought-after nurses. UIC Nursing is ranked the 11th highest program in the nation by US News & World Report.

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Over a third of our undergraduate students are multilingual with 57 different languages represented on campus.


We Heart Transfers

UIC is one of Illinois’ top destinations for transfer students. Nearly 40% of the UIC student body began their education somewhere else.


Places that Inspire

Study at the University Library’s IDEA Commons, a student-centered space designed for collaborative study, technology use and research. It is open 24 hours a day, Sundays–Thursdays.

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Nearly two-thirds of UIC students received grants or scholarships last year. That’s money that you don’t need to repay.



That’s the value of a UIC degree over 20 years. Payscale.com ranks UIC in the top 20% of U.S. universities in annual return on investment—and in the top 11% when financial aid is taken into account.


Top 200 Globally

UIC is among the top 200 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


Public Art

Take a walk to see free public art on the Loop Art Tour featuring the Agora Sculpture in South Loop by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz.

In Depth

The Social Justice Initiative Student Summer Institute consists of a six-week course, an education and experiential learning program for ten UIC undergraduates focused on deepening their understanding of social justice issues in Chicago. Students read, discuss and collectively develop a social justice project that can educate and energize the larger community.


Home at UIC

Almost half the freshman class lives on campus and you will be guaranteed housing for as long as you're enrolled.


Strong Alumni Network

Did you know that 1 in 10 Chicagoans with a college degree is a UIC graduate? Our alumni network is 200,000 strong!

Historically Significant

UIC's Jane Addams Hull House Museum consists of two of the original 13 buildings of one of the world's first social settlements.


We're Growing

An institution of growing national and international stature, UIC ranks 58th among American universities in federal research funding and 47th in funding from the National Institutes of Health. UIC is home to the nation’s largest college of medicine and five other health sciences colleges.


Conveniently Located

International students have access to two major international airports, connected to campus by Chicago’s subway systems. It’s easy for UIC students to travel across the globe.


Nationally Ranked

UIC's Men’s Soccer won the 2013 Horizon League Regular Season Title for the first time since 2008 by going undefeated in conference play. The squad also reached a season-high No. 23 national ranking by the NSCAA.

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Top 5 Countries

Top 5 sending countries include: China, India, South Korea, Canada and Brazil

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Don’t forget to use UIC’s Financial Aid code: 001776


Room With a View

Many spaces feature gorgeous skyline views—another great feature of being right in the heart of the city.

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Locked In

Your tuition rate will not increase while you are a UIC student for up to four years.

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Last year, 100% of out-of-state students received some form of grant or scholarship aid.

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Academic Success

Nearly 25% of all UIC student-athletes appeared on the 2013–14 Horizon League Honor Roll, earning a 3.20 cumulative GPA or higher.


Small Class Size

At UIC, you'll enjoy a student: faculty ratio of 17:1. And, more than 3/4 of undergraduate courses are taught by tenured faculty.

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18th Under 50

The Times Higher Education of the U.K. has begun a new worldwide ranking for universities under 50 years old, with UIC ranked 18th in the world, the fourth highest among U.S. universities.


Learn & Enjoy

Fill your college experience with growth, learning and a lot of fun. Check out VCSA.UIC.EDU to learn how Student Affairs can help make it happen.

Lots of Transfers

Approximately 1600 new transfer students join UIC every fall.


Game On

UIC’s Computer Science concentration in Human Centered Computing is recognized as a top 50 game design program by The Princeton Review.

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Top Destination

UIC is one of the top destinations for international students in the Midwest, and third in the state of Illinois.


Real-World Experience

Our close proximity to downtown—and many top businesses and organizations—gives UIC students an advantage in finding internships.


The Windy City

Chicago is the cultural and financial hub of the American Midwest, and the third largest city in the U.S.

Get Hired

Land a great internship or your dream job after graduation with help from the Office of Career Services.

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So Many Choices

UIC has 15 academic colleges and offers 71 undergraduate majors and 60 undergraduate minors. Find out where you belong!


Get Involved

Explore hundreds of student organizations through the Campus Programs office; deejay at UIC Radio; attend or help plan dozens of educational, cultural and fun campus events; and join a fraternity or sorority.

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