About UIC

 

Largest University in World's Most Vibrant City

Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago is a vital part of the educational, technological, and cultural fabric of the region.

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Chicago's Public Research University
Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago is re-shaping educational policy; developing cleaner, more sustainable energy; helping to make sense of today’s vast amounts of computer-generated data; and driving economic development by moving research to practical application.
Student's from Different Cultures
Value Diversity
UIC is proud to be recognized as having one of the most ethnically and culturally rich college campuses in America. Our welcoming environment and diverse student body engender deeper learning and provide new perspectives on life.
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Programs
Outstanding programs range from the creation of new medical diagnostic techniques to turning carbon dioxide into fuel. You will find opportunities to pursue your interests in depth with researchers.
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Life On Campus
With one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, University of Illinois at Chicago is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for its students and fostering a sense of belonging.

Living On and Around Campus

With a diverse student body and a wide variety of activities on campus, it’s easy to find a place to fit in and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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With housing options all over campus, students can experience all UIC and Chicago have to offer. Many undergraduates live on the east side of campus, in the Commons North, Commons South, Commons West and Courtyard residence halls. Students who live here are minutes from lecture halls, Student Center East and the Student Recreation Center.

Students in the residence halls in the south side of campus — James Stukel Towers, Marie Robinson Hall and Thomas Beckham Hall – wake up to views of the Chicago skyline. Students are close to the new Curtis Granderson Stadium, home to the UIC Flames baseball team, and restaurants and shops on Halsted and Maxwell streets.

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Campus Housing offers Living Learning Communities (LLC), giving you the option to live with students with similar majors and interests. They offer a sense of community through programs, conversations, and faculty interaction. Campus Housing also has free tutoring for all students choosing to live on campus.

Arrigo Park Neighborhood

UIC sits among many culturally rich neighborhoods, such as Greektown, South Loop, West Loop, Pilsen, Little Italy and Chinatown. University Village is a recently revamped community that’s trendy, student-oriented and only a few blocks from campus. On the CTA bus and “L,” most neighborhoods are just a few minutes away from UIC.

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UIC makes traveling around campus and the city easy. There are over 800 bike racks around campus to make bike commuting easy and convenient. UIC also has many Divvy stations if you don’t own a bike. The Intracampus Bus line helps you travel from the east to west side of campus and vice versa. Intracampus routes are accessible, and additional paratransit service options are available on campus seven days a week.

Walking can be a quick and healthy way to get around campus; you can get from one side of campus to the other in less than 30 minutes! Just remember, when walking in any major metropolitan city, be aware of your surroundings. After hours, students, faculty, and staff can call (312) 996-2830 to request an escort to walk them to their campus destination. Need a ride home after late night studying at the library? Night Ride has got you covered. It’s available when the Intercampus Shuttle does not run, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day, including holidays.  Make sure you bring your i-card!

Health and Wellness

As a UIC student, you have access to a wealth of resources to maintain a healthy body and mind. Students are required to be covered by a major medical health insurance.

Campus Recreation

UIC’s Student Recreation Facility consists of one huge Outdoor Field Complex which offers synthetic turf for outdoor sports. Students can also unwind and relax at the sauna or one of the campus pools.

More about UIC Recreation

The Wellness Center

The Wellness Center provides a variety of resources to promote emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social and other dimensions of wellness

More about Wellness Center

Student Organizations

Student organizations offers benefits that you can take advantage of in and out of the classroom. UIC has organizations where you can build your network of contacts and get in touch with your community, professionally and socially. Few of such organizations are mentioned below:

More information about Student Involvement