University of Illinois Chicago

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About University of Illinois Chicago

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).

According to Wikipedia, The University of Illinois Chicago is a public research university in Chicago, Illinois. Its campus is in the Near West Side community area, adjacent to the Chicago Loop. The second campus established under the University of Illinois system, UIC is also the largest university in the Chicago metropolitan area, having more than 33,000 students enrolled in 16 colleges. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity."

University of Illinois Chicago Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
22,798 73% 63% 1145 24

How Much Does University of Illinois Chicago Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$12,105 $3,322

How Much Do University of Illinois Chicago Graduates Make?

If you graduate from University of Illinois Chicago, then you can expect to earn an average of $61,300 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

University of Illinois Chicago's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
28,121 20,997 7,124

Where is University of Illinois Chicago?

University of Illinois Chicago is located at 601 S Morgan, Chicago IL 60607

What Is University of Illinois Chicago Known For?

University of Illinois Chicago is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

University of Illinois Chicago's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are University of Illinois Chicago's Most Influential Alumni?

University of Illinois Chicago's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Mathematics, Philosophy, and Medical. Here are some of University of Illinois Chicago's most famous alumni:

William A. Dembski
William A. Dembski
An American intelligent design advocate.
Polykarp Kusch
Polykarp Kusch
A German-American physicist .
John R. Hodge
John R. Hodge
A United States Army general .
Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright
An American philosopher.
Jim McDermott
A US Congressman.
Al Jourgensen
Al Jourgensen
A Cuban-American musician.
Frank Hu
Frank Hu
A Chinese scientist.
Joseph Mercola
Joseph Mercola
An American alternative medicine proponent and purveyor of anti-vaccination misinformation.
George Remus
George Remus
A Lawyer, bootlegger.
Joseph R. Lakowicz
An American biochemist.
Nnedi Okorafor
Nnedi Okorafor
A Nigerian-American writer of fantasy, science fiction, and comics.
Bernard Shaw
Bernard Shaw
An American journalist.