UIC: the largest university in Chicago

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

University of Illinois Chicago It is a public university, the largest in the city with a student population of over 33,000 enrolled in 15 different colleges.

An institution with ancient origins that was born from the union of several health colleges when in 1913 several institutes of the city were incorporated under a single name: Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Hence the history of UIC, which has always been oriented towards the medical-scientific-health sector: today, in the sector, it is considered one of the most important programs in the States for investments in medical-scientific research.

An ancient, historical and excellent university which currently sees among the most popular Majors: Psychology, Biology Computer Science Finance and Nursing.

Additionally, UIC is ranked 58 out of 589 Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Physical Therapy in America and 65th in America according to niche.com. out of 695 in the Best Colleges for Criminal Justice in America. Not bad!

The campus is a large and diverse facility, ideal for putting students in a position not only to study, but also to live the university experience between sport, culture and entertainment.

The east area hosts most of the classrooms, theCredit Union 1 Arena and the Student Center East. To the west, we find The Health Sciences Colleges and Medical Center, as well as other accommodation facilities: here too the West Student Center, a building where students stay. In the southern part, however, space for shops, markets but also sports facilities, the main conference center and the area of ​​The Isadore Sadie Dorin Forum: a multipurpose facility.

< p style="text-align: justify;">But that's not all. Speaking of life on campus, one cannot fail to mention the UIC Theater , the Richard J. Daley Library, the Sport & Fitness Center or the Student Recreation Facility. The Rebecca Port Faculty-Student Center Cafe, in University Hall, is the main campus cafeteria.


The city is beautiful

Chicago is simply one of the largest metropolises in America, one of the most fascinating cities in the States. Once nicknamed the city of skyscrapers”, a record stolen from NY, it is full of places of interest.

Let's start from Lake Michigan, due to its size it could almost be defined as a sea. one of the first places to visit. Then the Millenium Park, the largest park in the city and Michigan Avenue, the shopping street, one of the busiest places. Other points of interest? Lincoln Park Zoo, The Rookery one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the city built in 1888 by architects Daniel Burnham and John Root. The John Hancock Center, a panoramic place with a breathtaking view over the whole city, is not to be missed. Also note Willis Tower, the Michigan Avenue Bridge and the distinctive area of ​​Andersonville.

Finally, the long pier of Navy Pier, together with the Art Institute and Buckingham Fountain (a beautiful fountain built in 1927) could complete your tour.

The university's most popular sports are basketball, soccer, baseball and volleyball and compete in Division 1 of the NCAA. Flames student-athletes have achieved a school-record 93% graduation rate, according to the latest NCAA research. With a two-point increase from last year's record of 91%, it marks the seventh consecutive year that the UIC has increased its student rate-Graduate Athletes (82% in 2016 to 93% this year).

Speaking of volleyball and the current season, the UIC Flames were ranked #3 in the conference. Their season ended with a 3-0 defeat of the #2 Drake Bulldogs (26-6, 16-2 record) in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Championship.

In 2021 UIC (record 20-11,13-3) wins the Horizon League Conference for the first time in history. Afterwards, they made their historic first NCAA Tournament appearance.

In 2019 they made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the Horizon league conference.

Reference and technical guide, symbol of UIC, is certainly coach Justin Ingram, on the bench since 2017, who made history with the victory of the conference in 2021. Among the Sportlinx360 student-athletes at UIC we find Liza Garrido Schwartz, Argentine center back, born in 2001 of 188 cm who, after some important experiences with the youth national team of his country, chose to continue his sporting and academic career at the University of Illinois Chicago.

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