Learn in a living, breathing lab
We believe no other college in America is as committed as we are to tackle urban, social and health issues and prepare the next generation of leaders who will revitalize our neighborhoods, city, state, nation and world.
That’s a big statement, but UIC has the academic prowess to back it up and a living and breathing lab in which to learn, practice and study: Chicago.
UIC students benefit from internship programs with local businesses, nonprofits, community and government organizations. Our students also have access to some of the world’s finest cultural organizations. From master acting classes with Steppenwolf for theatre students, research seminars at the Newberry Library for students of the humanities and a joint program with Anthropology and the Field Museum to clinical rotations at the area’s hospitals and clinics for the health sciences and so much more!
Research conducted by faculty at UIC often focuses on solving existing and emerging issues for Chicago and its region.
- U-Pass – full-time UIC students will have unlimited access to the Chicago Transit Authority as part of their tuition and fees.
- Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) – L trains, subway trains and buses
- Metra commuter trains to Chicago’s suburbs.
- O’Hare and Midway Airports
- Amtrak, Greyhound and Megabus
Safety in Chicago
Chicago is a big city, which means residents can find many wonderful resources and opportunities on campus or nearby. But like in any metropolitan area, we urge students and guests to be aware of their surroundings and review our common sense tips.