University of Illinois Chicago

Location Chicago
Established 1859
Famous For Among the most ethnically rich campuses in the country


University of Illinois at Chicago is a popular public research university located in Chicago, Illinois. The campus for the university is second under the University of Illinois system, and it has over 33,000 students enrolled in 16 colleges. The university was established in 1982, but the roots can be traced back to the founding of the Chicago College of Pharmacy in the year 1859. Currently, the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) has become a global leader in subjects such as nursing, pharmacy, education, communication, law, and public administration. 

The university offers 86 bachelor's, 111 master's, and 66 doctoral degrees. Additionally, the university also has 11 inter-college programs, many of which are organized as specific centers like the Center for Structural Biology, Cancer Center, Neuroscience program, Moving Image Arts program, and others.

Services for International Students

The university is dedicated to creating an environment for students where they can achieve their full potential. The Technology Solutions at the UIC provide innovative technology to enrich the academic experience. There are other services related to teaching and learning, professional development, career services and health and wellness services available for students during their university years.


  • 97th in the National Universities by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 11th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 197th in the Best Value Schools category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 68th in the Most Innovative Schools category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 251-300th in the world and 91st in the USA by Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2023
  • 317th in the world and 36th in the US by QS World University Rankings of 2023


UIC offers campus housing facilities to students through various residence halls and complexes. The undergraduates live on the east side of the campus, which is minutes away from the lecture halls. Students living on the south side of the campus wake up to views of the Chicago skyline.

About Location

Chicago remains the most populous city in the state of Illinois and is the third most populous in the country after New York City and Los Angeles. It is an exciting and vibrant city for students who can enjoy the cultural and entertainment options that the city has to offer. Chicago is also known for its diverse and delicious food scene, and students can explore the various restaurants and cafes through the well-developed public transportation system of the city.

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