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UIC climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings

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The University of Illinois Chicago was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its academic rigor and for fostering ethnic and economic diversity and supporting social mobility.

Overall, UIC climbed by eight spots in 2020 to 52nd among public national universities in the most recent rankings. Each of UIC’s undergraduate academic programs evaluated this year ranked within the top 100 in the nation, including the College of Engineering, which came in ranked 79th.

UIC ranked among the top 30 ethnically diverse and top 30 economically diverse universities, among both public and private Universities. It also ranked 10th in social mobility up from last year’s inaugural ranking of 14th.

“Our latest rankings by the U.S. News & World Report is indicative of the progress we have made in recent years, continuing to establish UIC as the destination of choice for students seeking academic excellence in a richly diverse institution,” said UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis. “We are laser-focused on fostering success while providing an affordable education.”

The US News & World Report rankings take into account factors such as graduation and retention rates, social mobility, faculty resources, alumni support as well as undergraduate academic reputations.