The University of Illinois at Chicago

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Is UIC Right For You?

Individually, we’re researchers, teachers, achievers, adventurers, scientists, scholars, engineers, artists, activists and entrepreneurs. Together, we’re UIC.

Our programs, students, faculty, campus life, research, culture and experiences are serious and exciting, innovative and historical, focused and openminded, tough and compassionate—all in a city known for its personality and glamour.


Easier Transition

Simple admissions process and classes tailored to your academic and English-language level.


More Support

Free airport pickup, greater attention in smaller classes and language and academic help.


Career Growth

Professional development courses, internship assistance and greater cultural understanding.

About UIC

  • Located in Chicago, one of the biggest and most exciting U.S. cities.
  • Chicago’s only public research university.
  • Bike and public transportation friendly.
  • 27,850 students, including 2,500+  international students.
  • Named one of the most diverse U.S. schools (U.S. News & World Report).
  • 70+ undergraduate degrees available.

Life in the fast-paced city

Looking for excitement? Chicago is the third largest U.S. city, full of American culture, international food and professional opportunities.


Nearly 3 million people live in Chicago.

Ranked #7 in the 2014 Global Cities Index.

Home to more than 7,000 restaurants, 550 parks and 200 museums.

International center for technology, finance, business and more.
O’Hare International Airport is the second busiest in the world.
Located in the middle of the U.S., for easy travel around the country.

UIC is the smart choice

UIC is the only public research university in the city. From the classroom to the lab, you’ll have every opportunity to learn, innovate and succeed.

Ranked one of the top 250 universities in the world.
Innovative research in computer science, bioengineering, education and more.
17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, for smaller class sizes.
29,000 students, including undergraduate, graduate and professionals.
84 undergraduate degrees to choose from.
A UIC degree has a value of nearly $400,000 USD over 20 years. -

“The professors are passionate about the subjects they teach. They make it easy for me to understand the topic that they’ve dedicated their lives to.”