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About University of Illinois Chicago - Academic Accelerator

At UIC, you will be living and studying in the heart of Chicago, the third-largest city in the U.S., famous for its culture, international cuisine and professional opportunities. UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region.

As Chicago’s only public research university with 31,000+ students, more than 200 companies recruiting on campus each semester and $370M in total research and development expenditures (National Science Foundation, FY17), UIC is dedicated to providing the broadest access to the highest levels of intellectual excellence and opportunity. Join the 3,800+ international students at one of the most ethnically and culturally rich college communities in America. Our welcoming environment and diverse student body stimulate deeper learning and provide new perspectives on life as well as a sense of belonging. UIC will inspire you, challenge you, teach you and make you even more curious to learn.

University of Illinois Chicago - Academic Accelerator

School Overview

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Type
Public
Setting
City
Contact Info
(312) 996-7000
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Students

Total Students

31,683

Student Ratio
Female
46%
Male
54%

Faculty

Total Faculty

3,014

Student/Faculty Ratio
18
:
1

Tuition

Estimated Cost

$39,998

Admissions

Total Applicants

21,106

Admitted

76%

Enrolled

20%

Test Scores

SAT Math

Not Reported

SAT Reading

Not Reported

ACT Composite

Not Reported

Location/Campus Life

UIC is located minutes away from Chicago Downtown area and nestled safely between Chicago’s Chinatown, Little Italy and Greektown neighborhoods. UIC students will have the opportunity to explore both cultural and educational attractions both near campus and across the city.

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Social Life

UIC students have no shortage of options on how to spend their leisure time. The university boasts:

  • 500+ student organizations
  • Sororities and fraternities: provide services and wide network of connections as well as raise awareness on campus on significant issues.
  • Women in engineering and politics: call for women to pursue a career in engineering and politics-careers that were heavily preferred by men
  • Entertainment and Fitness clubs: Poetry club, dance club, boxing club and other unprofessional athlete clubs
  • UIC Flames community is very active in sports with our NCAA Division I basketball, soccer, baseball, track and field and volleyball teams.
  • An annual a back-to-school concert featuring top artists such as J.Cole, Travis Scott, Rich the Kid, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar.
  • The Gallery 400 to experience contemporary art, architecture and design through engaging exhibitions and programs.

Pathway Program

UIC Global provides our students with additional academic support, instruction and cultural experiences to ensure a successful transition during their first few semesters on campus. As an international student enrolling through the UIC Global program, you will get access to exclusive programs and services as part of your degree, including:

Application Support

  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance

Pre-Arrival Guidance

  • Visa interview services
  • Preparation webinars and checklists
  • Help with required forms

Campus Transition

  • Airport welcome
  • Student and parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings

Academic Support

  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language support for undergraduate accelerator students

Career Growth

  • Career advising
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help

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