University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago is a major research university in the heart of one of the world's greatest cities. It provides a world-class education for its students.
It was formed in 1982 by the consolidation of two University of Illinois campuses: the Medical Center campus, which dates back to the 19th century, and the comprehensive Chicago Circle campus which replaced, in 1965, the two-year undergraduate Navy Pier campus that had opened in 1946 to educate returning veterans.
With 27,580 students and 15 colleges, the University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest university in the Chicago area. It has the nation's largest medical school – the annual research costs exceed $335 million. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, UIC faculty discovers the things that others teach.
The University operates the state's major public medical center and serves as the principal educator of Illinois' physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other health-care professionals. Its Cancer Center is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer on the people of Illinois and beyond, through an integrated program of excellence in research, education, and outreach on the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.
UIC is truly a global institution, as more than a third of its students speak English as a second language. Its student body consists of 61 percent undergraduate students and 39 percent graduate and professional students. With nearly 2,574 instructional faculty members, there is one faculty member to every 11 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience. What's more, 75 percent of tenured faculty members teach undergraduate courses and 83 percent of full-time instructional faculty have earned a PhD or equivalent.
The student life in UIC is not just all work and no play. Whether living in residence halls, near campus or commuting, there's always something interesting going on, from social events, clubs, sororities and fraternities, to two state-of-the-art fitness centers, and more -- not to mention everything Chicago has to offer just minutes away.
UIC consistently ranks among the top public universities in the nation. The University of Illinois campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield offer hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs taught by internationally respected faculty, including Nobel laureates, Pulitzer prize winners and MacArthur fellows. UIC is also a leader in providing access to an excellent education for students from diverse ethnic/racial groups, religions, sexual orientations, physical conditions, and ages. In fact, UIC is ranked among the top 10 most racially diverse universities in the nation.
The University of Illinois at Chicago places a strong emphasis on academic excellence, providing an extraordinary education in the heart of a world-class city.
Fifteen academic colleges offer a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, from the arts and architecture to business administration to dentistry and medicine. In fact, the UIC College of Medicine, which educates one in six Illinois physicians, is the largest in the nation.
The colleges the University of Illinois at Chicago offers include:
• Applied Health Sciences
• Architecture & The Arts
• Business Administration
• Graduate College
• Honors College
• Liberal Arts & Sciences
• Public Health
• Social Work
• Urban Planning & Public Affairs
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