Especially in the city of Chicago, but also to the possibly ten other people who have heard of the school and don't live in California, UC refers to the University of Chicago. UC is the very elite but seldom known school located on the South Side of Chicago, despite it continually being deemed one of the world's best institutions for higher learning. It may also be called U of C, in vain attempts to distinguish the school from the University of Illinois at Chicago, commonly called UIC.
UC is also surprisingly seldom confused with the University of California, outside of California of course, most likely because no self-respecting Chicagoan, or person for that matter, would willingly move to California.
Person 1: What school do you go to?
Person 2: UC
Person 1: So do you commute to the circle everyday then?
Person 2: No, I live in Hyde Park.
Person 1: Do you take the Drive then?
Person 2: Never mind.
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