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University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois–Chicago is a public institution that was founded in1965.Ithas a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,925,its setting is urban,and the campus size is 240 acres.It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.University of Illinois–Chicago’s ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Collegesis National Universities,147.Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,050 (2012-13); out-of-statetuition and fees are $25,440 (2012-13).

About one in 20 Chicago residents attend the University of Illinois—Chicago (UIC), the school estimates. Located near public transportation stops, the university is both accessible for commuters and convenient for students who live on campus. There are more than 200 student clubs and organizations to check out, including fraternities and sororities. Through the UIC Undergraduate Research Experience, interested college students can pair up with faculty mentors and create a research project in a variety of academic areas. Each spring, students then present their findings at the university’s Student Research Forum.

Outside of academic work, student athletes compete on the UIC Flames sports teams, which are typically strong competitors in the NCAA Division I Horizon League and are supported by mascot Sparky D. Dragon. For graduate students, the university has a well-regarded College of Education, an engineering school, and the Liautaud Graduate School of Business, among other academic departments. The UIC College of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country and graduates about one-sixth of all doctors in Illinois. Notable alumni of UIC include former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, blues musician Billy Branch, and former Bill Clinton presidential aide Tony Podesta.

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