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Over 25,000 students each year take advantage of the extraordinary educational opportunities UIC has to offer.  But while we are the largest university in the Chicago area with over 12,000 faculty and staff, our focus is on you—we are committed to providing you with the knowledge and support to help you achieve your goals and succeed. 

Our hundreds of academic programs permit you to tailor your curriculum. You’ll have access to the same quality educational tools available to the 21 Fulbright Scholars UIC has graduated in the last 5 years and a faculty that includes 2 MacArthur Genius award winners

Ranked in the top 50 research institutions in the nation, UIC has top-funded programs that attract top faculty in their fields and result in breakthroughs that make a difference in people’s lives.  

Living at UIC offers a truly unique life experience, with a student body that is one of the most diverse in the nation and a location in the heart of Chicago, a world class city.  From Greektown to Chinatown, the Polish Triangle to Pakistani restaurants on Devon Street, Chicago has a wealth of diverse neighborhoods to explore.  Our students can take advantage of more than 40 museums including the Art Institute, the Field Museum, and the Museum of Science & Industry as well as galleries, theater and music.

UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of Chicago—and Chicago is an integral part of attending UIC. Learn more about how to gain admission to UIC—select from Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Programs or Continuing Education.

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