UIC is an outstanding institution of higher learning whose presence continues to grow in Illinois and the world, providing superior education and important services to a diverse community. The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of the best young universities in the world, consistently achieving a high rank in Higher Education‘s 100 Under 50 list. One in ten college graduates in Chicago received their degree from UIC.
US News and World Reports rank UIC programs in areas as varied as City Managing and Urban Policy, Literary Criticism and Theory, Criminology and health sciences in the top 20 of United States universities. UIC is a major educator of health professionals and its Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Public Health, and Physical Therapy colleges rank in US News and World Reports top 20 list. The UIC College of Medicine is the largest in the nation and educates one in six Illinois physicians.