The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Directing and Theatrical Production
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science/Technology
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Design & Visual Communications


Major Bachelors Masters

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Public Health

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Evolutionary Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geophysics and Seismology
Other Chemistry
Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Securities Services Administration/Management

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Counseling Psychology
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Policy Analysis


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

83% of students gave The University of Chicago 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2000

Academics Rating

Without a doubt, academics are the reason to go to the University of Chicago. The challenges I faced there helped me develop critical thinking skills that continue to serve me in my career. The workload was at times overwhelming, especially when working a part-time job. The quarter system really forces you to be aggressive about time management and savvy about the amount of effort you'll spend on any given task or assignment. Though again, these are important skills for any career.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

Academics Rating

I was enrolled in the Masters Degree program in child psychology. The Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago child and adolescent psychiatry program is recognized as a leader in research, training, and clinical care, and you can feel this when you are enrolled in the program. The professors are with you every step of the way, and the children were great to work with.

The University of Chicago Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Retention Rate 99%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Chicago Center for Urban Life & Culture. Chicago Arts Program. Urban Education Program. Wilderness Field Station.

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine

Class Sizes at The University of Chicago

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 78%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 3%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 18%
  • 100+ Students: 1%
Fewer than 20 Students 78%
50 - 100 Students 3%
20 - 49 Students 18%
100+ Students 1%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 62
  • Unknown and Other: 17
  • Asian: 15
  • African American: 3
  • Latino: 2
Caucasian 62
Unknown and Other 17
Asian 15
African American 3
Latino 2

Faculty at The University of Chicago

Total Faculty 3,896
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 6
Full-Time Professors 9,135
Male Faculty 2,348
Part-Time Professors 1,963
Women Faculty 1,548

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