Message Architecture

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a progressive, ground-breaking research university that serves the needs of aspiring students and a devoted top-tier faculty who share a commitment to the promise of public education and the imperative of social justice and civic engagement – doing good and giving back. The university’s unique coupling of liberal arts, health sciences and research actualizes opportunities for personal enrichment, professional preparedness and scholarly advancement.

As an acclaimed research institution dedicated to the generation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge; with 15 top ranked colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and seven health sciences colleges; as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse public universities in the country; and with the distinction of being located in Chicago, one of the world’s most vibrant and economically robust cities, UIC makes real its claim: Access to excellence and success.

Value Proposition

The University of Illinois at Chicago is the city’s largest university and Chicago’s only public research university. UIC provides you access to an exceptional college education that will pay dividends for the rest of your life.

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. You will be able to find the program that ignites your passion and leads to a rewarding career. Examples include the #1 ranked undergraduate business program in Chicago, the nation’s largest medical school, and one of the top-ranked nursing programs in the U.S.

UIC provides you an ideal learning environment— an intimate, welcoming college campus located mere minutes from the center of one of the world’s greatest cities. You will have easy access to all that CHicago has to offer including job opportunities, internships, hands-on learning, and internationally renowned cultural events.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is also recognized as one of the most ethnically and culturally rich college campuses in America. Our supportive environment and diver student body encourages deeper learning and will provide you with new perspectives on the world.

Goals

  • To provide the broadest access to the highest levels of intellectual excellence.
  • To create knowledge that transforms one’s view of the world and, through sharing and application, transforms the world.
  • To provide a wide range of students with the educational opportunities only a leading research university can offer.
  • To attract faculty from among the brightest, most productive and prolific scholars in their respective fields in the world.
  • To address the challenges and opportunities facing not only Chicago but all Great Cities of the 21st century, as expressed in the Great Cities Commitment.*
  • To serve as a powerful economic engine by contributing to the continued growth, development, health and wellbeing of the city of Chicago.
  • To foster scholarship and practices that reflect and respond to the expanding diversity of the US in an increasingly complex world.
  • To train professionals in a wide range of public service disciplines, serving Illinois as the principal educator of health science professionals and as a major healthcare provider to underserved communities.

Target Audience

Students

UIC is a highly respected university that offers you the opportunity to realize your potential and transform your life. You belong at UIC.

Excellence

The University of Illinois at Chicago is recognized as one of the top research universities in America. As a UIC student, this means you will be taught by outstanding professors who are delivering the care, making the discoveries, inventing the technologies and fueling the innovations that are changing our world.

Opportunity

UIC helps you unleash your potential. With more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees to choose from, you will be able to explore your interests and find the right program for you.

Fostering

UIC offers you the encouragement, tools and support you need to succeed in the classroom and to secure a worthwhile and fulfilling career after graduation.

Transformation

UIC is an agent of change, transforming the lives of those who make a difference in the lives of others.

Service

UIC is rooted in the ethic of public service, democratic responsibility and active participation. Neutrality is not an option.

Courage

UIC is home to curious and hungry minds—confident and ready to explore the unknown and eager to grow.

Diversity

UIC is proud to be recognized as having one of the most ethnically and culturally rich college campuses in America. Our welcoming environment and diverse student body engenders deeper learning and provides you with new perspectives on life.

Chicago

UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of Chicago. Experiencing this exceptional city is an integral part of attending UIC.

Good value

UIC provides access to an exceptional education at the best possible cost. A degree from UIC will pay dividends for the rest of your life.

Faculty and Staff

UIC is an acclaimed research institution that boasts one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse campus communities in the country and is located in one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities.

Excellence

The University of Illinois at Chicago is recognized as one of the top research universities in America. UIC is home to dedicated staff and distinguished faculty who heal the sick, make the discoveries, invent the technologies and fuel the innovations that are changing our world.

Opportunity

UIC is an energetic university that embraces risk-taking and experimentation. It provides faculty and staff the chance to question the status quo and find new solutions to vexing problems.

Discovery

UIC nurtures curious minds willing to risk and eager to extend the boundaries of human understanding.

Diversity UIC is proud to be recognized as having one of the most ethnically and culturally rich college campuses in America. Our welcoming environment and diverse campus community engenders deeper learning and encourages new perspectives.

Chicago

UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of Chicago. Experiencing this exceptional city is an integral part of UIC.

Alumni

It’s through your support and encouragement that students are able to transform their lives and faculty researchers are able to advance our understanding of the world.

Excellence

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a young, progressive, groundbreaking research university that prides itself on providing students and faculty access to excellence and success.

Opportunity

Your giving has tremendous impact at UIC. It fuels opportunities for highachieving students from diverse economic backgrounds and bold researchers making transformational discoveries.

Potential

A solid academic foundation is the bedrock upon which a rewarding future is built. Your support unleashes the potential of our highly motivated students and inquisitive researchers.

Transformation

UIC students hunger for an education that makes a difference so that they, too, can make a difference. Your gift impacts their lives in a very real and tangible way.

Discovery

Your generosity helps inspire discovery and the sharing of knowledge that addresses pressing challenges, alters viewpoints, heals people and strengthens communities.

Good investment

A gift to the University of Illinois at Chicago is an investment in those enterprising students and faculty researchers who aspire and achieve.

Appreciation

Your support provides access to excellence and success. Your gift makes the difference – thank you!