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

University of Illinois at Chicago

Public University

About This School

How does this school stack up?

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

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#67 World Rank #55 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#74 World Rank #59 USA Rank
Social Work
#117 World Rank #62 USA Rank
Biology
#123 World Rank #71 USA Rank
Medical
#151 World Rank #109 USA Rank
Nursing
#154 World Rank #92 USA Rank
Political Science
#155 World Rank #58 USA Rank
Philosophy
#170 World Rank #65 USA Rank
Mathematics
#179 World Rank #96 USA Rank
Computer Science
#191 World Rank #95 USA Rank
Engineering
#216 World Rank #128 USA Rank
Education
#224 World Rank #101 USA Rank
Sociology
#239 World Rank #173 USA Rank
Communications
#242 World Rank #105 USA Rank
Economics
#252 World Rank #135 USA Rank
Psychology
#261 World Rank #123 USA Rank
Anthropology
#270 World Rank #150 USA Rank
History
#288 World Rank #101 USA Rank
Physics
#305 World Rank #204 USA Rank
Business
#317 World Rank #116 USA Rank
Chemistry
#333 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Literature
#536 World Rank #268 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#625 World Rank #307 USA Rank
Law
#985 World Rank #296 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

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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