The University of Illinois at Chicago, or UIC, is a state-funded public research university located in Chicago. As the second campus established under the University of Illinois system, it is also the largest university in the Chicago area with approximately 27,000 students, and 2,300 faculty members and staff.
UIC is composed of three campuses, which cover 311 acres (125.9 ha) in the Little Italy and the University Village section of Chicago. The East Campus is located on the Near West Side, near the Chicago Loop, just south of Greektown and a 15-minute walk from downtown Chicago.
UIC operates the state’s major public medical center and serves as the principal educator of Illinois’ physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other health-care professionals. The University of Illinois at Chicago offers 74 bachelor degrees, 77 master degrees, and 60 doctoral degrees through its 14 colleges, in addition to the university’s specialized Honors College (for undergraduates) and the omnibus Graduate College (for graduate students):
A truly global institution, more than a third of UIC students speak English as a second language. UIC’s student body-approximately 65 percent undergraduate and 35 percent graduate and professional-is recognized as one of the nation’s most diverse.
The UIC Student Recreation Facility (SRF) is a recreational complex for UIC students with many different amenities, such as basketball, indoor soccer, tennis, and a pool with adjoining lazy river. UIC’s team name is the Flames, a reference to the Great Chicago Fire which started a few blocks east of campus. UIC has generally focused on basketball but is also known for baseball and soccer.
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