Founded in 1982, this public university offers 86 academic programs in 15 colleges and has been noted by the Wall Street Journal and others as one of the country’s top public universities. UIC embraces its urban location, with a focus on engaging students in the metropolitan, social and health issues that face Chicago and cities around the world.
The most popular programs include accounting, architecture, computer science, criminology/law/justice, engineering management, information and decision science, nursing, public policy, urban education and urban studies. The Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration are the two fastest-growing schools. Students benefit from an impressive ratio of one faculty member for every 18 students.
UIC maintains the Hull-House Museum where Jane Addams – the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize – founded a settlement house in 1889 to help immigrants adapt to American life. Addams’ commitment to social reform is integral to UIC’s mission today.