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University of Illinois at Chicago

Overview of University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public research university in Chicago, Illinois. Its campus is in the Near West Side community area, adjacent to the Chicago Loop. The second campus established under the University of Illinois system, UIC is also the largest university in the Chicago area, having approximately 30,000 students enrolled in 16 colleges.

UIC operates the largest medical school in the United States with research expenditures exceeding $412 million and consistently ranks in the top 50 U.S. institutions for research expenditures. In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of colleges and universities, UIC ranked as the 129th best in the “national universities” category. The 2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked UIC as the 18th best in the world among universities less than 50 years old. UIC competes in NCAA Division I Horizon League as the UIC Flames in sports. The Credit Union 1 Arena (formerly UIC Pavilion) is the Flames’ venue for home games.


The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a university of public research in Chicago, Illinois,United States. Its campus is adjacent to the Chicago Loop in the Near West Side community area. 

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  • UIC is known for being Chicago's biggest university with more than 33,000 students enrolled in its 16 schools.
  • Chicago City is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois and the United States ' third most populous city.
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