The City of Big Shoulders: Exploring Chicago Universities

Thursday, July 16 at 5–7:30 p.m. CDT

Hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology

Want to pursue your degree in Chicago?

Chicago is more than just the land of skyscrapers and theatre, the Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks, deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs. It's home to several of America's finest institutions of higher education, and we'd like to invite you to meet four different universities situated in the heart of the city.

Join the Illinois Institute of Technology, DePaul University, University of Chicago and University of Illinois-Chicago for this exciting event featuring what it's like to live, learn, and grow in the city of Chicago. You'll hear from current students from each institution about how they've navigated their college experiences in the following panel discussions:

  • First-Year Experience
  • Study Abroad
  • Career Outcomes and Hands-On Learning
  • Arts at the Institution
  • Student Engagement and Services
  • Research

Attendees will be able to speak with admission counselors following the panels. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn more about studying at some of Chicago's finest universities!

This is an online event open to prospective undergraduate students and counselors. 

Questions? Contact Illinois Tech Admissions at

City of Big Shoulders: Exploring Chicago Universities

College Fair Registration Form

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Location: Online

About the Event

The City of Big Shoulders College Fair is hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology in collaboration with DePaul University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois—Chicago. Our intent is to connect prospective students interested in pursuing their college education in the city of Chicago directly with current students and admissions representatives from these universities. Learn more about each university below.

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago's only STEM-focused university

Illinois Tech stands at the crossroads of exploration and innovation, advancing Chicago and the world. Every day in the living lab of the city, Illinois Tech fuels breakthroughs that change lives. Learn why we're ranked #36 Best Value University by U.S. News & World Report and how we're a community of people who discover, create, and solve. Learn more >

DePaul University

Chicago is our classroom. The world is our focus.

Teaching and learning are our priorities at DePaul. That might seem obvious, but we're the largest private university whose faculty members' priority is teaching. We're also the nation's largest Catholic university — and we're committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart. Learn more >

University of Chicago

An intellectual destination

The University of Chicago’s approximately 7,000 undergraduates comprise a community of exceptional student scholars who chose UChicago for its rigorous liberal arts curriculum, small discussion-style classes, and 5:1 student-faculty ratio. Students also prepare for fulfilling careers and competitive graduate schools through professional and extracurricular activities on campus and in Chicago. Learn more >

University of Illinois at Chicago

The largest university in one of the world’s most vibrant cities

The University of Illinois at Chicago is Chicago's public university - big, diverse and alive. UIC is a real campus community embedded in some of Chicago's most interesting neighborhoods. Consistently ranked among the nation's most diverse, welcoming, and transformative campuses, UIC is home to more than 32,000 students. Learn more >