University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

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University of Chicago Student Essentials

University of Chicago Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Maroons
Website: www.uchicago.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $41,853
Out-of-State Tuition: $41,853
Retention Rate: 98%
Enrollment: 12,569
Year Established: 1892

About University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is not only a university in Chicago, Illinois, but also a university for Chicago.

In addition to providing a dynamic education based on critical thinking and interdisciplinary exposure, the university sponsors hundreds of art and cultural events open to the public free of charge. Venues such as the Court Theatre, the Oriental Institute, and the Smart Museum often host these events for local residents and students. The university’s retail development initiatives also help strengthen the economic health of the city.

Academics include more than 50 areas of specialized undergraduate and graduate study, including some interdisciplinary programs like Big Problems, which tackles matters of global and universal concern that do not belong to one discipline or interest group, scientific fields like Biological Chemistry, and more.

Experiential programs known as “Chicago Careers In” provide students with research, internships, and advising in fields like business and health professions.

To honor its civic commitments, the university maintains partnerships with neighbors to enhance the quality of life and economic state of the city. Students may get involved with Urban Education Institute, Urban Health Initiative, and more.

Admissions are need-blind, with decisions made wholly independent of financial need. Eligible students may receive financial aid through selective merit-based scholarships, student loans, and federal and state grants.

All incoming students are required to live in campus housing for at least one year to enhance college life.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave University of Chicago 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2000

Overall Rating

I have mixed feelings about the U of C. I do feel like I missed out on the "typical college experience", because the environment at that time was really not conducive to having much of a social life. But I also have fond memories of the intense intellectual engagement that came from my coursework. I hear the school has made significant strides in improving campus life since I attended, so I encourage prospective students to visit the campus -- and stay overnight in a dorm if possible -- to get a sense of the student life.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

Overall Rating

Great experience. Amazing professors and resources available and U Chicago. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The campus was beautiful in the spring and summer, and as you could expect freezing in the winter. The campus was always well lit, clean and safe.


University of Chicago Map & Location

University of Chicago
5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


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Getting Around University of Chicago

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

7/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Chicago, IL

Winter
Dec
35
23
Jan
31
18
Feb
36
22
Spring
Mar
47
31
Apr
59
42
May
70
52
Summer
Jun
80
62
Jul
84
68
Aug
82
66
Fall
Sep
75
58
Oct
63
46
Nov
49
35

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,026
Freshman Class 1,370
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 12,569

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 55%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Unknown and Other: 17%
Latino 7%
African American 6%
Caucasian 55%
Asian 15%
Unknown and Other 17%

Undergraduate 40%
Graduate 60%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 48%
Men 52%
International 17%
Domestic 83%

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