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University of Illinois at Chicago

Illinois, United States | Public

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About

University of Illinois at Chicago is a public research university founded in 1858 and located in the large city of Chicago. UIC, ranked in the Top-50 universities in the United States, is one of the common graduation colleges which you find on the list of every average profile. The university gets a lot of applicants from Asia and is generally preferred by Mechanical Engineering students. Note that, UIC is not the same as UIUC (University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign). It ranks #204 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.

Cost

Moderate

$15,910

Average Living Expenses (Bachelors)

$15,910

Average Living Expenses (Masters)

Rankings

#212

US News ranking

#256

Qs ranking

#251-300

Times New ranking

Admissions

76%

Avg acceptance rate (Bachelors)

$60 - $160

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Location

UIC undoubtedly has one of the best locations for a school in the US of A. Chicago is third largest populated city in America after New York City and Los Angeles and is considered as one of the busiest and safest cities in USA.

Campus

The campus size at UIC is roughly about 311 acres, which is quite massive for a campus in the middle of a big city. The university has three main libraries covering more than thousands of volumes of all the possible courses. Apart from the excellent academics offered by the institution, there is a recreational centre within the campus where you find most of the students chilling. There’s also a theater, and a number of coffee shops within the campus.

Residing Options

Most of the graduation students prefer living off campus as the apartments are bigger, less expensive than inside the campus, and for other obvious reasons (read privacy). Greektown and Little Italy are the common areas where you see UIC students residing where the charges start roughly from $550 upto $2,000 depending upon the size of the room.

Faculty

Everyone at UIC must be cursing the college’s luck. Because, if UIUC (the neighbours at Urbana-Champaign) didn’t exist, UIC would definitely have been the best college in Illinois. As things stand, however, it gets somewhat stepbrotherly treatment. But that’s only from casual observers, since anyone who knows would know pretty well that the faculty at Chicago is rather excellent. The brilliant location ensures that the college attracts the best of professors from all across the world. The research facilities at UIC are terrific, and just about everything about the colleges academics is top notch.

Jobs and placements

Perhaps the strongest advantage UIC has over most colleges in the country is its extremely strategic location. Chicago is one of the biggest cities in the world, and the fact that it’s full of opportunities pretty much ensures that you’re quite sorted (in terms of getting a job, not getting stoned/smashed) if you’re studying at UIC.

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