Motto “Dedicated to the Enlightenment of the Human Spirit”
Founded 1945
Founder Edward J. Sparling
President Ali R. Malekzadeh, PhD
Students 4,457 total enrollment
2,514 undergraduate students
1,943 graduate and doctoral students
Faculty 208 full-time faculty
87% of full-time faculty hold a PhD or equivalent degree
Student/Faculty Ratio 11:1
Average Class Size <19
Academics 5 colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, Heller College of Business, College of Education, Chicago College of Performing Arts, College of Pharmacy
Degree Programs 73 undergraduate majors and 38 minors
46 graduate programs
3 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
Additional Accolades Second-best college location in Illinois (Niche College Rankings 2018)
Second-tallest university building in the United States (Collegefinder 2014)
Third-most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Report 2018)
Sixth-best residence hall in Illinois (Niche College Rankings 2018)