UIC is on a 240-acre campus in the urban setting of Chicago, Illinois.
There are many activities and organizations for UIC students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UIC has fraternities and sororities.
UIC has the Muslim Student Association. In fact, more students participate in the Muslim Student Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UIC include Alternative Spring Break, Filipinos in Alliance, Society of Future Physicians and Ski and Snowboard Club.
UIC students' favorite campus traditions are Involvement Fair, Spark in the Park (annual fall concert) and LOL@UIC (annual comedy show).
This table offers information on housing at UIC.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||No special consideration for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||12%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||88%|
UIC offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
Most UIC students live off campus. In 2022, 12% of undergrads at UIC lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 88% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UIC. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UIC offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At UIC there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UIC:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Gymnastics||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Illinois at Chicago is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UIC campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
UIC offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, UIC has housing ID stickers, guest escort policy, 24-hour closed circuit videos for exits and entrances, security screen for first floor.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UIC, take Interstate 90/94 to Chicago, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International airport.
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