Motto “Dedicated to the Enlightenment of the Human Spirit”
Founded 1945
Founder Edward J. Sparling
President Ali R. Malekzadeh, PhD
Students 4,329 total enrollment
2,419 undergraduate students
1,910 graduate and doctoral students
Faculty 213 full-time faculty
87% of full-time faculty hold a PhD or equivalent degree
Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1
Average Class Size 18
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 64 undergraduate majors and 38 minors
54 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
Harper University Center: At Harper Community College in Palatine.
Additional Accolades Fourth-best college location in Illinois (Niche College Rankings 2019)
Second-tallest university building in the United States (Collegefinder 2014)
Sixth-most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Report 2018)
Sixth-best residence hall in Illinois (Niche College Rankings 2018)