University of Illinois Chicago

Chicago’s public research university, the University of Illinois at Chicago is ranked among the Top 70 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report. 

About the University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago’s public research university, the University of Illinois at Chicago is ranked among the Top 70 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report. 

More than 50 languages are spoken on the UIC campus. No matter where you’re from, you’ll feel at home at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Our university is one of the most welcoming and diverse college campuses in the United States.

The largest university in the Chicago area, our campus has:

  • Approximately 30,000 students
  • 15 academic colleges
  • Ranked Top 10 Best Value ~ Wall Street Journal
  • Ranked Top 70 Best Public Colleges ~ US News & World Report
  • A wide range of nationally ranked programs, from engineering to science to medicine. 

UIC Programs

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers many programs. Through the academic and student support services at UIC, you’ll meet mentors, get help with classes, and connect with new friends - all at one of the top research universities in the U.S., right in the middle of the exciting city of Chicago. 

Many paths to university study

As an international student, you can start your journey at UIC by attending the Tutorium in Intensive English, then enrolling at UIC to receive your undergraduate degree, and furthering your education with a graduate degree.

Tutorium in Intensive English

If you need to start by learning English, the Tutorium offers a comprehensive program of English instruction for speakers of other languages. Students can study full-time English, take TOEFL and IELTS test preparation courses, or take a summer enrichment program. Classes are on the UIC campus but we also have online options. The Tutorium program is designed for highly motivated individuals who want to improve their English language skills for university study or for business and professional advancement.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

As an undergraduate student at UIC, you’ll join high achieving students from around the U.S. and the world. UIC offers 86 undergraduate degrees and more than 70 minors, including architecture, the arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, liberal arts, life sciences, public health, and urban and public affairs.

If you are looking to get a graduate degree at UIC, you will be joining over 8,000 graduate students who are enrolled in over sixty Ph.D. programs and nearly 100 Master’s programs, spanning the arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. Nationally ranked programs, award-winning faculty, and one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation are among the advantages UIC has to offer, all within the heart of the great city of Chicago.

Why Study in Chicago

UIC is located near the center of Chicago and offers students an opportunity to experience the city itself as part of the campus. Chicago is the third-largest U.S. city, full of American culture, international food, and professional opportunities.

  • Nearly 3 million people live in Chicago.
  • Chicago is ranked #7 in the 2017 Global Cities Index.
  • Home to more than 7,000 restaurants, 550 parks and 200 museums.
  • International center for technology, finance, business and more.
  • O’Hare International Airport is the second busiest airport in the world.
  • Located in the middle of the U.S., for easy travel around the country.

“The best part about being in college in Chicago is living in the middle of the city! My dorm is right around the corner from Little Italy and Greektown. And Chinatown is almost walking distance from me.”

– Taeler Frierson, Communication and Music student

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$10,000 — $15,000 Year

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  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

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    CEA, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member, HLC, CHEA
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    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

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