Individually, we’re researchers, teachers, achievers, adventurers, scientists, scholars, engineers, artists, activists and entrepreneurs. Together, we’re the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Our programs, students, faculty, campus life, research, culture and experiences are serious and exciting, innovative and historical, focused and open-minded, tough and compassionate—all in the world-class city of Chicago.


At UIC, you’ll be living and studying in the heart of Chicago, one of America’s most vibrant cities. Chicago is a national higher education destination, where more than a quarter million students study at the city’s 50+ colleges and universities. UIC is the largest university in Chicago. Our campus is an urban oasis with lush greenery, modern architecture, outstanding on-campus housing and easy access (via public transportation) to all the city has to offer. It’s an intersection of business, politics, art and culture, and offers internships, networking, and invaluable real-world experiences. UIC is just a great place to call home for the next few years.


At UIC, your undergraduate education is enhanced by outstanding teaching and research opportunities. UIC academics are challenging and exciting. Our students are some of the highest achieving scholars in the country and win top national and international awards, including the Fulbright, Gates-Cambridge, Truman and Gilman awards.

Planning to major in business? Or maybe photography or science is your passion. UIC offers more than 70 undergraduate degrees and 60 minors in many fields, including architecture, the arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, liberal arts, life sciences, public health and urban and public affairs. These programs will challenge and inspire you. They may even change the direction of your life.


For international students, the move from high school in your home country to a university in the United States can present many challenges — new ways of learning and a new home. The Undergraduate Accelerator eases this transition by combining credit-bearing courses from the first year of your degree with additional academic support, instruction and cultural experiences. Together, these facets of the program combine to create a learning-centered environment that promotes academic success, active involvement in campus life and community engagement.

The Undergraduate Accelerator is comprised of three distinct programs:

The Undergraduate Accelerator program that’s right for you will depend on your academic background, level of English-language proficiency and personal preferences.