About University of Illinois, Chicago:
University of Illinois—Chicago is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,959, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 240 acres. The University of Illinois—Chicago (UIC) is located near public transportation stops, making the university both accessible for commuters and convenient for students who live on campus. There are more than 200 student clubs and organizations to check out, including fraternities and sororities. Through the UIC Undergraduate Research Experience, interested college students can pair up with faculty mentors and create a research project in a variety of academic areas. Each spring, students then present their findings at the university's Student Research Forum. For graduate students, the university has a well-regarded College of Education, an engineering school and the Liautaud Graduate School of Business, among other academic departments. The UIC College of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country. Notable alumni of UIC include former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, blues musician Billy Branch and prominent lobbyist Tony Podesta.