About Our College


With a nearly 150 year tradition of academic excellence, UIC is one of the three campuses of the University of Illinois. UIC has, over the past twenty-five years, become one of the top fifty research universities in the United States. The largest university in Chicago, UIC has a $2 billion FY 2012 operating budget, and annual research expenditures of approximately $335 million. UIC has a diverse student population of more than 27,512 students, including over 16,500 undergraduates, 8,000 graduate students and 2,700 professional students. UIC has approximately 2,036 full-time faculty, and over 7,746 full-time staff. It is comprised of more than 100 buildings on 250 acres within walking distance of the Chicago Loop.

The City


UIC is inextricably tied to the life and culture of the city of Chicago. Through UIC’s Great Cities Commitment, faculty, staff and students throughout the University have worked to produce a leading national example of an engaged university. Partnering with government agencies, community organizations, corporations and the civic sector, UIC seeks to advance the construction of knowledge and the teaching of students, while improving the society and economy of Chicago and other urban areas throughout the world.

The College

Professor Ken Brezinsky was awarded a 3 year, $368,000 NASA grant to refine the state of chemical understanding needed to make the proposed "Mars Hopper" work. The University of Illinois has a long history of outstanding engineering education and research. The UIC College of Engineering continues this tradition with excellent undergraduate and graduate programs in six academic departments: Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Materials Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Students of UIC's Electronic Visualization Laboratory pan and zoom through Landsat-7 satellite imagery on EVL's GEOWALL2.  GEOWALL2 is a portable high-resolution (8000x3600 pixels) 15-tile LCD system powered by a 10-node cluster. The College has 2524 undergraduate and 1141 graduate students. Admissions are competitive. Our undergraduates and graduates come from many varying places; Illinois, numerous other U.S. states, and from around the world.

The College of Engineering’s has an outstanding faculty that includes 126 full-time faculty members. Given our proximity to leading technical and multinational companies, the College of Engineering is also fortunate to have industry leaders employed that include15 part-time faculty. The College of Engineering faculty includes: 26 National Science Foundation CAREER or Presidential Young Investigator Award winners, 54 who are Fellows of their professional societies, 10 editors of major research journals and 2 members of the National Academy of Engineering. Faculty research expenditures have been increasing dramatically over the last fifteen years, with FY2013 total research expenditures exceeding $25.2 million. Most importantly, our faculty have received over 35 teaching awards since 2005.

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