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Can we brag for a second? UIC is the BIGGEST and BEST public research university in Chicago.

Illinois’
most
diverse
university
U.S. News & World Report
One of the nation’s
top
LGBTQ+
friendly
campuses
Campus Pride
One of the best
schools for
advancing
social
mobility
U.S. News & World Report
More than 1/2 of
undergraduates are
first-
generation
college students
Chicago’s only public
research
university with
$500
million
in annual
research funding
5,000
trees
469
solar panels
800
bike racks
19 : 1
student-to-faculty
ratio
70%
of undergrads get
internship
experience
at UIC

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Every UIC success story is different. Are you ready to write yours?

Future doctor Justin Banks had his pick of top colleges, but UIC's one-of-a-kind academic opportunities topped them all.
Future doctor Justin Banks had his pick of top colleges, but UIC’s one-of-a-kind academic opportunities topped them all.
portrait of Lesly Villarreal in a lab working
Biomedical engineers design life-saving new technologies, so that’s exactly what UIC undergrad Lesly Villarreal did.
“I'm Latinx, first-generation and LGBTQ,” says UIC senior Christian Zavala. “That's just who I am.”
“I’m Latinx, first-generation and LGBTQ,” says UIC senior Christian Zavala. “That’s just who I am.”
Sonya Gupta is kind of (very) extraordinary but the Illinois native credits her remarkable success to a UIC community that always had her back.
Sonya Gupta is kind of (very) extraordinary but the Illinois native credits her remarkable success to a UIC community that always had her back.
For UIC Radio's Sheri Tarrer, "Joining a campus organization ensured that I'd always have a place to belong."
For UIC Radio’s Sheri Tarrer, “Joining a campus organization ensured that I’d always have a place to belong.”
Nick Jones has dreamed of visiting Seoul, South Korea. "It showed me that there was an entire world outside of the United States, much less Chicago."
Nick Jones has dreamed of visiting Seoul, South Korea. “It showed me that there was an entire world outside of the United States, much less Chicago.”

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So many majors and programs to explore. Look around!

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Watch what it’s like to live and learn at Chicago’s top public research university.

Virtually Anything is Possible at UIC

Virtually Anything is Possible at UIC

Three students took advantage of the tremendous resources available at UIC to create their own unforgettable colleges experience.
All Things Science

All Things Science

Take your studies to the next level with hands-on research and real-life applications.
Why Become a Teacher?

Why Become a Teacher?

No other job is as rewarding, challenging, and life-changing. UIC prepares teachers that make a difference.
Promoting Just Resilient and Livable Communities

Promoting Just Resilient and Livable Communities

Want a city that works for everyone? Join the College of Urban Planning and Public Policy.
Public Health at UIC

Public Health at UIC

At UIC, we work together to eliminate health disparities around the world and right in our Chicago community.
UIC Means Business

UIC Means Business

Learn why UIC undergraduate business program is ranked the best in Chicago.

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This is a transformative education that’s also affordable. That’s huge.

89%
of UIC grads are
employed
or continuing their
education within
6 months of graduation
79%
of students receive
some form of
grant or
scholarship
a UIC degree may be
worth
more than
$1 million
during your career
top 10
best value
in the USA
Wall Street Journal and College Source
One of the
very
best
values
in the U.S.
Times Higher Education
No
tuition
increases
guaranteed
for 4 years
One of the most
trans-
formative
schools
in the nation
Money Magazine
UIC students have
less debt
and
higher
salaries
than the average
college graduate
Payscale.com

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Take a video tour of the must-see spots on UIC’s campus in the heart of Chicago.

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Book your campus visit in-person or online. How can we help?

I want to visit UIC for a campus tour.

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I want to learn more about a particular program.

What are some upcoming admissions events?

In-Person
Information Session
And Campus Tour
Experience UIC
Wednesday, April 24
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Virtual
Information Session
Transfer Q&A
Monday, April 22
10:00 am – 10:30 am
In-Person
Information Session
Honors College & GPPA Programs
Wednesday, May 1
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Got questions? We’ve got answers. Here’s how to connect with UIC Admissions:

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