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The City

As you prepare for your education as a Doctor of Pharmacy student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, we invite you to discover Chicago and enjoy this beautiful and dynamic city.

As a world class city located on Lake Michigan, Chicago offers tremendous growth and development beyond the classroom.  Its beautiful parks, magnificent beaches, and thriving art community provide for educational enrichment outside the classroom.

Chicago is famous for its Art Institute, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera, Steppenwolf and Goodman theaters, ethnic celebrations, neighborhood festivals, the Magnificent Mile, majestic skyscrapers, deep-dish pizza, professional sports teams, etc.

A World Within a City
Chicago is a city of culturally rich neighborhoods.  It is a mosaic of people representing the varied faces of humankind.  This diversity is the strength of Chicago, and is reflected in the educational experiences offered by our College and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The College community is just minutes from downtown, and its immediate surroundings include a unique combination of restaurants, homes, and small businesses.

The restaurants and shops on Taylor Street's "Little Italy" as well as a number of nearby Greektown, Chinatown, and Pilsen eateries, contribute to the sense of community experienced by students and area residents alike.