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University of Illinois Chicago

Chicago, United States

Public -1859

Design, Business Administration, Engineering, Management, Architecture

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) was established in the year 1982 with its roots tracing back to the 19th century. It was established when the Circle and Medical Centre campuses amalgamated to form a university campus with 6 Health Science colleges and an academic medical center. This integration helped UIC to reach elite Carnegie "Research 1" status. Since then, UIC has only displayed incredible growth. In the 2000s, UIC South Campus started student housing, restaurants, retail stores, and more student amenities. University of Illinois Chicago's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities is #103. A bigger picture of the institution's offerings and rankings are #62 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie), #161 in Best Value School, #8 in Top Performers on Social Mobility, #46 in Top Public Schools and #81 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The University of Illinois at Chicago is Chicago's biggest university and a research institution of expanding national and worldwide reputation, located in the midst of a world-class metropolis. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is conveniently positioned near public transit stops, making it accessible to commuters as well as students who reside on campus. There are almost 200 student clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities. The University of Illinois Chicago offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Arts, Business, Humanities, Sciences, Technology, Health Care, Law, and Urban Planning and Public Administration. 90+ undergraduate degrees and 85 minors are offered by UIC in addition to more than 100 Master’s and 61 Doctorate programs. Students meet mentors, get help with studies, and make new friends through university academic and student support programs. Undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad can help them customize their route to success. UIC provides highly-rated graduate and professional programs taught by award-winning professors.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Alumni of UIC are uniquely qualified to meet the challenges of the future in ways that no one else can. The UIC Alumni Association (UICAA), which is available to all UIC graduates, provides a one-of-a-kind alumni experience. Some famous graduates from the LAS community who work in disciplines such as politics, media, acting, marketing, business, non-profit work, and education include the First African-American woman elected to the United States Senate, Carol Moseley Braun. Further, Barbara Schaal was the first woman elected vice president of the National Academy of Sciences. She ran for mayor of Chicago in 2011. President Barack Obama appointed her to the United States Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Michael Gross is a film and television actor best known for his role as Steven Keaton in the television series "Family Ties." 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a public research university in Chicago that is one of the country's most diverse. As a federally designated Minority-Serving Institution, UIC welcomes students, employees, and instructors from a variety of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities to provide a varied learning environment. A Minority Serving Institution (MSI), a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution all serve students who speak a language other than English at home (AANAPISI). Virtual Information Sessions, Virtual Career Fairs, Virtual On-campus Interviews, and firm branding are some of the ways the college arranges placement efforts.

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