About LAS

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as interdisciplinary programs that enhance the educational quality and depth of all undergraduate colleges on campus. The largest of the colleges at UIC, LAS houses 22 departments and programs. They offer 37 undergraduate major fields of specialization, 38 minors, 14 languages, about 43 graduate degrees at the masters and doctoral levels, and almost 1,000 courses. Students from all undergraduate colleges and many graduate programs enroll in LAS courses. Over 350 tenure track faculty teach the College's over 10,000 students. 

THIS IS A FACT*

THESE ARE THE NUMBERS

Undergraduate Students: 9,300
Graduate Students: 1,200
Mean ACT: 23.7
Average High School GPA: 3.27
Average Class Rank: Top 25%
New Freshmen: 2,280
Transfer Students: 600

*College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Fall 2015

STUDENT DIVERSITY

42% Male
58% Female
33% White
29% Hispanic
21% Asian
8% Black or African American

THIS IS A GOOD DEAL.

LAS is a remarkable educational value. UIC is one of the top 200 research universities in the world, and your tuition is locked in for four years, so no sudden price hikes. Learn more about tuition, fees and the benefit of financial aid.

THIS IS NOT A LOAN.

LAS is proud to award scholarships that are open to all current LAS students and range from $400 to $10,000 with new scholarship opportunities being added every year.

THIS IS A GUARANTEE.

By applying to the GPPA program (Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions) as an incoming freshman, you could earn a reserved spot in the UIC professional school or graduate program of your choice, including areas such as: Health Sciences, Education, Business, Engineering, Law, and Urban Planning and Urban Affairs. 

THIS IS EXPERIENCE (AND CREDIT).

Earn college credit and gain invaluable real-world experience through the LAS Internship Program. LAS students and interns at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the F.B.I, the Argonne National Laboratory, the Chicago Tribune, and major corporations and non-profits across Chicagoland.

THIS IS LAS - COME AND SEE.

Drop in for a campus tour and attend one of our UIC Preview Days held throughout the fall. Meet members of the Dean's office, talk to current students and get a taste of life at LAS.

THIS IS YOUR NEXT STEP - APPLY HERE.