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A review of UIC by a current student, William Wong from Hong Kong, 2020

“University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), is located at the heart of America’s most vibrant city, Chicago. Only 20-minute walk away, UIC offers an intersection of Business, Politics, Art, and culture. UIC also offers more than 70 undergraduate degrees and 60 for minors, giving students the opportunity to learn different things and skills to shape their dreams into reality.

UIC has a good campus housing system, from rooms to apartments by the choice of the students and they are all around the campus area, taking from 5-20 minutes to walk to class every day. Regarding the campus life, students can use credits as stored in their meal plans to purchase food and beverages from shops across campus such as Starbucks, Panda Express, Chick F’La, and Dunkin Donuts. As for regular meals, there are multiple cafeterias across campus, making sure every student have access to their meals as close as possible to their residence or classes.

Professors in UIC are open and flexible. It’s easy to communicate with the professors no matter the class size and they are usually very understandable if students communicate well with them. Most of them are excellent teachers and I’ve learned more from them than I ever did in any other schools in my life.

On academic environment, UIC hosts classes from as large as an assembly hall with over 300 students at once to small classrooms of 10 or even less depending on the classes. For example, math lectures tend to have a large number and classroom while discussion based classes such as negotiations and conflict resolution are hosted in small classrooms.”

…  William Wong, Litz USA Student, May 2020

Most popular majors

They include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Psychology; and Health Professions and Related Programs.

Alumni of UIC

Kelly Cheung (born May 11, 1990) is a Hong Kong-American model, television host, and actress. She was born in Hong Kong and was raised there until her move to Chicago when she was ten years old. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in business administration. Since becoming a pageant winner Cheung moved back to Hong Kong. Cheung was the winner of Miss Chinese Chicago and Friendship Ambassador 2011. She then went on to represent Chicago in the Miss Chinese International Pageant and took the title in 2012

Michael Noland (born December 5, 1960) was a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 22nd District from 2007 to 2017. Michael attended school at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) where he earned a B.A. in 1991.

Iris Martinez (born February 25, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 20th district since 2003. She is also an Assistant Majority Leader in the State Senate. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago!

Sheryl Patrice Underwood (born October 28, 1963) is an American comedian, actress and television host. She first rose to prominence in the comedy world as the first female finalist in 1989's Miller Lite Comedy Search. Currently, Underwood is one of the hosts on the CBS Daytime talk show, The Talk, a role she first stepped into in September 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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