University of Illinois at Chicago is a public research university founded in 1858 and located in the large city of Chicago. UIC, ranked in the Top-50 universities in the United States, is one of the common graduation colleges which you find on the list of every average profile. The university gets a lot of applicants from Asia and is generally preferred by Mechanical Engineering students. Note that, UIC is not the same as UIUC (University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign). It ranks #204 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.