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Popular Universities in Chicago for Indian Students

The University of Chicago and Northwestern University, two of America’s premier universities based out of Chicago have many Indian students.

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Popular Universities in Chicago for Indian Students

Chicago is a city steeped in music, cinema and the arts and has a number of top-ranked universities, which welcome international students.

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Chicago - A City unlike any other

Chicago – what does the name invoke in you? For movie-buffs – the name Roger Ebert one of the world’s most respected movie critics who inspired three generations of movie-goers with his crisp movie reviews. For music-lovers – jazz – of melodious music from saxophones and pianos; music for the soul.  Chicago is based on the shores of Lake Michigan the fifth largest freshwater body in the world. Chicago is a cosmopolitan city offering an insight into the development that the USA has seen over the years. There are huge shopping malls, old-school theatres, museums and art galleries and one of the biggest zoos in the USA. The city has a strong community of Asian immigrants and there is a strong community of Indian students in the leading universities based out of Chicago. Studying in the USA is a dream that is now in everyone’s easy grasp with bank loans and scholarships on offer for funding!

Key Universities for Indian Students in Chicago

The State of Illinois is home to a number of universities; for the purposes of this article let us examine some popular universities in Chicago that attract a number of Indian students every year.


University of Chicago

The University of Chicago was established in 1890 and is one of the premier universities in the USA with a long tradition of excellence in academic research. Faculty, researchers, and alumni of the University of Chicago have earned nearly 90 Nobel Prizes. With programmes offered in subjects as diverse as Medicine and Law and Social Service and Molecular Engineering; there is some course or the other for everyone. The University of Chicago press is renowned for publishing scholarly works on various subjects and its books are quite popular.  The Chicago Booth School of Business is an integral part of the University and offers some of the most popular and top-ranking programmes in Business and Management in the USA. View all programmes offered by the University of Chicago.    


Northwestern University

Northwestern University offers its students a unique environment, which unites knowledge, ideas, ambition, hard work, perseverance and joy and inspires students to succeed. Northwestern University traces its origins to May 31, 1850 when nine men decided to create an institution that would offer world-class education to the local community. After acquiring land and working hard to finance the dream project, the first building was completed in 1855 and classes began with 10 students and two faculty members. From a humble start the University has grown on to become one of the top universities in the USA. Today Northwestern offers a mind-boggling array of over 4,000 programmes from which students can pick something that they would like to study. Be it Medicine, Engineering, Journalism or Management; there is a programme for everyone. The Kellogg School of Management is consistently ranked among the world’s top B-Schools and an MBA from Kellogg is a sure-shot ticket to managerial stardom and success.  View all programmes offered by Northwestern University.


University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of the largest universities in the region with 15 constituent colleges that offer a wide selection of programmes across diverse subject categories. Popularly known as UIC; students can pick from 83 undergraduate degrees, 93 postgraduate degrees and 64 doctoral degree programmes. UIC’s interdisciplinary degree programs, joint degree programs and interdisciplinary concentrations are a valuable foundation for innovative careers. You can combine subjects as different as Philosophy, Medicine, Law and Informatics. UIC has a strong community of Indian students with Computing, Electrical Engineering and Medicine being top-ranked subjects of choice. View all programmes on offer at UIC.                


Illinois Institute of Technology

Popularly known as Illinois Tech and IIT, the institution is a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Engineering, Science, Architecture, Business, Design, Human Sciences, Applied Technology, and Law. Illinois Tech was created in 1940 by the merger of Armour Institute and Lewis Institute. IIT Research Institute has several locations throughout the United States, and the university has five campuses in the Chicago area. Management Studies at the Stuart School of Business is quite highly rated and the Institute of Design has grown into the largest full-time graduate-only design programme in the USA. View all programmes on offer at the Illinois Institute of Technology.


DePaul University

DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the USA and was ranked among the “Most Innovative Schools in the USA” by U.S. News & World Report (2015). Other accolades that have come the way of DePaul are – the university is ranked among the top 10 schools in the USA for producing the largest number of interns; the happiest students in any University in the USA (The Princeton Review-2014). The University has four state-of-the-art campuses spread across Chicago that cater to the requirements of the students. The University offers an excellent selection of accredited programmes in areas as diverse as Medicine, Communication, Music, Computing, Education, Law and Business. View all programmes on offer at DePaul University.   


Well we could go on and on about living in Chicago but we think the good folks at Buzzfeed captured the essence of the city perfectly and it deserves to be linked here for the sheer beauty of the photographs in the article and the clever captions used.


If you are keen on studying in the USA, then you may wish to consider Chicago as a city where you can find a good university and programme. Get in touch with us and we will help you find the perfect programme that fits your requirements and a university that matches your budget.


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