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The University of Illinois at Chicago is a public research university in Chicago, Illinois, and one of the top 145 institutions of higher education in the United States. It was established in 1867, and was formerly affiliated with health institutions like the Columbian College of Dentistry and the Chicago College of Pharmacy. It officially became UIC in 1982. Today, it sits on 244 acres of land in an urban setting. The campus hosts the largest medical college in the nation, the University of Illinois College of Medicine, which is included in the well-known Illinois Medical District. The school’s motto is “Teach, research, serve, care.” Notable alumni include baseball player Curtis Granderson, Former United States Senator Carol Moseley Braun, actress and musician Janina Gavankar, American soccer player Jay DeMerit, basketball player Joanne McCarthy, professor Anne Allison, actor Justin Hartley, politician Michael Noland and model Megan Hauserman. The school’s colors are indigo blue and flame red, its mascot is Sparky D. Dragon and its teams are nicknamed the Flames. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Horizon League, and varsity sports offered by UIC include men’s basketball, baseball, gymnastics, soccer, swimming and diving and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, many to choose from
Greek Life:Important, more than 30 fraternities and sororities to choose from
Party Scene:Notable, known as a party school