University of Illinois - Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region. UIC was formed in 1982. As Chicago’s only public research university with 30,000 students, 15 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system, UIC provides the students access to excellence and opportunity. UIC is proud to be recognized as having one of the most ethnically and culturally rich college campuses in America. It’s welcoming environment and diverse student body engender deeper learning and provide new perspectives on life. The University of Illinois at Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. UIC is focused on eliminating disparities in health, education and economic opportunity. Community engagement is a centerpiece of UIC’s urban mission. Faculty, students and staff in every college work with neighborhood, foundation and government partners on a wide range of projects to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.
University of Illinois at Chicago features 15 academic colleges, 83 bachelor’s, 93 master’s and 64 doctoral degree programs. With 15 colleges and dozens of programs of study, students can explore their potential in life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, arts, business, technology and more. UIC is committed to increasing access to education, employment, programs and services for all and maintaining a barrier-free environment for individuals with disabilities. Students will learn from faculty who make the discoveries that other universities’ faculty teach.
Students are invited to visit the University of Illinois at Chicago, one of the nation’s most diverse campuses and Chicago’s largest university, located just a mile from the Loop. The east side of campus is home to most undergraduate classes, student housing, the UIC Pavilion, recreation facilities and Student Center East. The west side of campus includes the health sciences colleges and medical center, recreation facilities and Student Center West. The south area of campus has student housing, retail shops, athletics fields and the UIC Forum, a conference and events center. UIC is among the top five most diverse campuses in the nation and a national leader among urban, public higher education institutions in providing access to underrepresented students.
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