Due to the COVID-19 pandemic UIC continues to accept undergraduate first-year and transfer applications for the Fall 2020 semester.

About Chicago's Public Research University

Dream big. Work hard.

Get ready to do amazing things—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.

Get Involved.

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

Live at UIC.

More than 50 percent of our freshmen live in our residence halls, and statistics show these students are more likely to graduate—and in less time. But you don’t need to live on campus. Off-campus housing options and on-campus resources for commuters are available.

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.

Serve others.

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