Motto “Dedicated to the Enlightenment of the Human Spirit”
Founded 1945
Founder Edward J. Sparling
President Ali R. Malekzadeh, PhD
Students 4,071 total enrollment
2,321 undergraduate students
1,750 graduate and doctoral students
Faculty 197 full-time faculty
87% of full-time faculty hold a PhD or equivalent degree or terminal degree in their field
Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1
Average Class Size 18
Academics 6 colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, Heller College of Business, College of Education, Chicago College of Performing Arts, College of Pharmacy, Robert Morris Experiential College
Degree Programs 64 undergraduate majors and 38 minors
54 graduate programs
2 doctoral programs
Campuses Chicago: 32-story vertical campus and historic Auditorium Building in downtown Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood
Schaumburg: 225,000-square-foot facility on 27 acres of land 30 miles outside of downtown Chicago in northwest suburban Schaumburg
Harper University Center: At Harper Community College in Palatine.
Peoria: Located in downtown Peoria this location offers business administration programs in state-of-the art classrooms and lab spaces.
Lake County: Located in Waukegan this location offers business administration.
Additional Accolades Fourth-best college location in Illinois (Niche College Rankings 2019)
Second-tallest university building in the United States (Collegefinder 2014)
Sixth-best residence hall in Illinois (Niche College Rankings 2018)