UIC was formed in 1982 by the consolidation of two U. of I. campuses: the Medical Center campus, which dates back to the 19th century and the comprehensive Chicago Circle campus which replaced, in 1965, the two-year undergraduate Navy Pier campus that opened in 1946 to educate returning veterans.
For undergraduate students, UIC offers:
As Chicago’s only public research university, real-world problems are solved through innovation and discovery. 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.
Outstanding programs range from the creation of new medical diagnostic techniques to understanding the Higgs boson. You will find opportunities to pursue your interests in depth with researchers on the cutting edge of discovery in the humanities, social sciences, natural and medical sciences and engineering.
With approximately 29,000 students and more than 13,000 employees, UIC is Chicago’s largest public research university and second-largest university employer. University of Illinois at Chicago has 15 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and seven health sciences colleges. Our mission, for our students as well as for our faculty and staff, is to provide access to excellence and success.
The Office of International Services (OIS) recognizes that your transition to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is multifaceted. You are not only beginning studies at a new school, you are entering a new country and culture.
This experience can be both exhilarating and, at times, overwhelming! With this in mind, OIS has developed a series of customized orientation programs for all new international students entering UIC.
Our goal is to support and enhance your transition by providing essential information about your immigration responsibilities, an introduction to the UIC community, an opportunity to meet other new international students, and much more.
The UIC Library supports your research throughout the knowledge life-cycle: discovery, use, dissemination and archiving.Use
UIC-WiFi is available in many locations on campus.
The Health Service Fee is a mandatory fee that is charged along with a student’s tuition. The Health Service Fee is NOT part of the Campus Care program, but works in conjunction to provide comprehensive medical coverage to our students.
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. We’re located in a bustling city, and there’s no shortage of exciting opportunities right here on campus. Get involved in UIC’s rich campus life by joining a variety of student groups and attending fun events.
Whether you’re looking for a place to work out or an intramural sport to join, UIC has plenty of options. TheStudent Recreation Facility and the Sport & Fitness Center offer fitness classes, swimming lessons and a 43-foot rock-climbing wall.
UIC intramural sports clubs, from indoor cricket to arena football, let you enjoy time with friends while competing as a recreational athlete. Rugby and soccer intramural teams compete at UIC’s Outdoor Field Complex, which has more than 214,000 square feet of artificial turf and two multipurpose fields.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States.