University of Illinois at Chicago
#215 Overall Influence#795 Desirability Rank

University of Illinois at Chicago

Public University

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) traces its roots back to a group of medical, pharmacy, and dental schools founded during the nineteenth century on the Near West Side (“Medical Center”), as well as an Undergraduate Division of the University of Illinois established in 1945 on Chicago’s Navy Pier to help receive the influx of World War II veterans seeking higher education under the GI Bill.

In 1965, the Navy Pier campus was shut down and a full-scale university known as the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC) was opened about a mile south of the Medical Center. Finally, in 1982, the Medical Center and UICC were merged to create UIC as it is today.

Organized into 16 colleges, the university offers 86 bachelor’s degrees, 111 master’s degrees, and 66 doctorates. Through its Extended Campus, UIC offers scores of courses and degree programs organized into twelve different professional clusters.

UIC is associated with one Nobel Prize laureate for peace: Jean Bogner.

Among many other distinguished UIC-connected individuals, we may mention the following:

UIC is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

21,106

Acceptance

76%

Graduation Rate

58%

Median SAT Score

1120

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$11,913

Fees (in-state)

$3,180

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$61,300

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

26K

Under-Grads

19K

Graduates

7K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

601 S Morgan, Chicago IL 60607

What is University of Illinois at Chicago known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#66 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#155 World Rank #58 USA Rank
Philosophy
#73 World Rank #59 USA Rank
Social Work
#167 World Rank #62 USA Rank
Mathematics
#123 World Rank #66 USA Rank
Biology
#123 World Rank #71 USA Rank
Medical
#155 World Rank #93 USA Rank
Political Science
#192 World Rank #96 USA Rank
Engineering
#181 World Rank #98 USA Rank
Computer Science
#289 World Rank #102 USA Rank
Physics
#226 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Sociology
#244 World Rank #107 USA Rank
Economics
#151 World Rank #109 USA Rank
Nursing
#318 World Rank #118 USA Rank
Chemistry
#211 World Rank #122 USA Rank
Education
#263 World Rank #125 USA Rank
Anthropology
#333 World Rank #134 USA Rank
Literature
#254 World Rank #137 USA Rank
Psychology
#271 World Rank #150 USA Rank
History
#240 World Rank #174 USA Rank
Communications
#306 World Rank #205 USA Rank
Business
#1285 World Rank #403 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Other areas of influence

#542 World Rank #273 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#650 World Rank #325 USA Rank
Law

Influential People

Who are University of Illinois at Chicago's Most influential alumni?

University of Illinois at Chicago's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Biology. University of Illinois at Chicago’s most academically influential people include William A. Dembski, Nnedi Okorafor, and Alaa Al Aswany.

William A. Dembski
William A. Dembski

American intelligent design advocate

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Nnedi Okorafor
Nnedi Okorafor

Nigerian-American writer of fantasy and science fiction

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Alaa Al Aswany
Alaa Al Aswany

Egyptian novelist

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Polykarp Kusch
Polykarp Kusch

German-American physicist

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Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright

American philosopher

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Rajaa al-Sanea

Saudi writer

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Carlos Simmerling

American chemist

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Bernard Shaw
Bernard Shaw

American journalist

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Hemant Mehta
Hemant Mehta

American activist

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Kevin Folta
Kevin Folta

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Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith

American architect

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Anne Allison

Professor of cultural anthropology

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