University of Illinois at Chicago

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The University of Illinois, Chicago is the city’s largest university. A STEM-focused institution, UIC has a program that guarantees admission to certain first-year students to several graduate or professional programs ranging from engineering to medicine. It lays claim to the largest medical school in the United States. Its 15 colleges offer programs span liberal arts, social work, and engineering, as well as sciences and health.

  • UIC awards $141 million in grant and institutional aid, bringing down the average net price of the cost of attending the college to just over $12,000. 
  • At the beginning of each academic year, UIC also hosts a free ‘back to school’ music festival on campus exclusively for students. 
  • A 10,000-seater, multi-purpose arena on campus allows for easy access to other major concerts and productions.
  • The Gallery 400, a contemporary art space, is at the center of the Chicago arts scene.