Shorelight helps international students attend top universities in the U.S.
Shorelight helps international students attend top universities in the U.S.

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University of Illinois at Chicago

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The University of Illinois at Chicago provides a hands-on learning experience in a supportive, diverse environment. Located in downtown Chicago, UIC offers you the opportunity to live, learn, and excel in the third-largest city in the U.S.

  • Top 25 Public Universities in the USTimes Higher Education, 2020
  • Top 150 National UniversitiesU.S. News & World Report, 2020
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Undergraduate Degrees

UIC’s top-ranked programs include engineering, business, architecture, design, education, health sciences, public health, and public affairs.

  • Engineering
  • College of Business Administration
  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Architecture, Design, and the Arts
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Life in Chicago, Illinois

The third-largest city in the US, Chicago is known for its strong business economy, award-winning architecture, and world-class culture. The city is a higher education destination, with 250,000+ students at the city’s 50+ colleges.



Important Dates

Fall 2020

Application Deadline

July 20, 2020

Payment Deadline

July 29, 2020

Move-in Date

August 12, 2020

Program Start Date

August 13, 2020

Tuition & Cost

Tuition, housing, dining, and other fees vary by degree program, housing location, and preferences. Shorelight Signature Student Experience services — including visa help and career services — are included with tuition.


Typical cost for two semesters











Typical housing fees for one academic year. See all housing options below.

Housing prices vary based on room choice, amenities, and program track. Student preference is taken into account, but preferred pick is not guaranteed.

How To Apply

We offer a streamlined application process for international students.

  1. Complete your application

    Our advisors walk you through everything you need – transcripts, English scores, passport & more.

  2. Submit additional documentation

    Once you receive a final admission letter, you will need to submit your I-20 request form, certification of finances, and other paperwork.

  3. Apply for your F-1 student visa

    Our staff guides you through the visa application process and helps you prepare for your visa interview, too.

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements vary by program track and graduate level. Please contact an advisor for more detail.

University of Illinois at Chicago


  • Top 25 Public Universities in the US
  • 33,390 total enrollment
  • 5% international students
  • Diverse international city

UIC Global

There is a month left to apply.

Deadline July 20, 2020

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