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Chicago Colleges and Universities

Written by Julie Greiner
Chicago is known for its Lake Michigan shoreline, spectacular shopping, world-class museums, the Magnificent Mile and a diverse culture. Chicago has been written about in books, documented in the movies and had songs written about it. Some of the finest universities and academy are located in Chicago - making Chicago a leader in our future.

Universities in Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a four-year institution with a very wide range of baccalaureate programs. Loyola University Chicago is one of the largest of the 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the United States. Loyola U. has three campuses in the Chicago
area with nine schools and colleges which include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies and social work. Northwestern University has undergraduate, graduate and professional, continuing education and precollegiate programs for their schools of arts and sciences, communication, education and social policy, engineering and applied science, journalism, law, medicine and music. East-West University offers programs in business administration, liberal arts & sciences, computer & info sciences, electronic engineering and Islamic studies.

The University of Chicago is known for their Chapin Hall
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Center for Children, Computation Institute, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, Institute for Mind & Biology and National Opinion Research Center. DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the nation and the largest private institution in Chicago. Roosevelt University is an independent university with about one-third of their students being degree candidates and a major portion of their student body also holding full time jobs. Roosevelt University has two main campuses, one in downtown Chicago and one in Schaumburg, Illinois. Argosy University was founded in 1976 as the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Argosy is a private graduate and undergraduate institution

with programs in the realm of business, education and behavioral science professions.

North Park University was founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church and includes programs in Park Theological Seminary, School of Music, School of Business & Nonprofit Management, School of Nursing, School of Education and Youth Ministry Studies. The Saint Xavier University is a four-year, coeducational, Catholic institution with schools of education, arts & sciences, nursing and graduate and undergraduate programs.

Colleges of Chicago Illinois

Harry S. Truman City College is a public two-year college offering academics for
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transferring to a 4-year degree school and/or technical training for entry into the work force of today. The academic departments include: art and foreign language, biology and physical education, business and computer information systems, communication arts and skills, humanities, mathematics, nursing, physical science & engineering and social science. The Benedictine College is a Catholic institution with a residential liberal arts curriculum. John Marshall Law School was among the first in Chicago to: admit female students, African-American students and provide on-going educational classes for practicing attorneys. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine offers a Doctoral program in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Colleges and Academy of Special Interest and Technical Training

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College Chicago offers a program of the Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts. The Chubb Institute's Chicago Campus offers programs in: architecture, art and design, business, media, medical, dental and web design. The Harrington College of Design includes programs in interiors in all concentrations and institutional interior design. The American Institute for Paralegal Studies is an accredited agency providing educational programs since 1981. The International Academy of Design & Technology offers a career-oriented curriculum in design.
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