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Peer Institutions

UIC leadership selected the current list of university peer institutions in 2018. The institutions were submitted to the Board of Trustees for review and approval. The current list of recommended peer institutions were determined using the following criteria: 1) Must be a public university and must have a medical school, 2) Research expenditures must exceed $200 million, 3) Total enrollment must exceed 25,000 students, 4) Undergraduate enrollment must exceed 15,000 students, 5) Underrepresented minority student population must exceed 25%, 6) 6-year graduation rate must exceed 60%, 7) Must have a minimum retention rate of 80%, 8) Preferably located in large metropolitan area.