Located in Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public, state-funded university. The university campus, located in the Near West Side, is the largest university in Chicago with nearly 30,000 students.
UIC also has the largest medical school in the nation. The medical school educates a large majority of the doctors, dentists, pharmacists, physical therapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in the state of Illinois. The University of Illinois College of Medicine places a heavy emphasis on research ranking number 52 nationwide as a best research college.
In 2015, UIC was ranked as the 149th best national university by the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of top postsecondary institutions. Additionally, many of UIC’s specific majors ranked very high on the list including: Occupational Therapy ranking 4th in the nation, Nursing ranked number 11th in the nation, and Social Work number 24th in the nation.
UIC’s many sports teams compete in NCAA Division I Horizon League. Known as the Flames, UIC students can compete in multiple sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, golf, softball, and volleyball. UIC also offers over 200 student organizations including: volunteer groups, intramural sports, and Greek fraternities and sororities.
Type: Public Research University
Students: 27,589 (16,660 undergraduates)
Location: Chicago, IL
Athletics: NCAA Division I (Horizon League)
Student to faculty ratio: 11:1
Average Class Size: 20-29 students