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University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Rosenwald Hall 105 1101 E 58th Street Chicago, IL USA 60637

Founded in 1890, the University of Chicago (UChicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. It is known for its research, innovation, and discovery, and as well as its commitment to preparing students for global citizenship. The university offers rigorous, highly regarded instruction across the disciplines, but its business and law schools are particularly well known. Notable alumni include economist and Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman, award-winning writer Susan Sontag, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

UChicago is ranked 10 nationwide and it is a very selective school. Its acceptance rate is 7%, and its graduation rate is 96%. The tuition rate for UChicago is $59,256 per year, plus fees. Over 7,000 undergraduates and more than 10,000 postgraduates are enrolled. The university offers 53 undergraduate majors and more than 100 postgraduate programs. It follows a quarter-based academic calendar.

UChicago’s main campus is in historic Hyde Park, which is just south of the city. The university is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, and its many programs cultivate a strong sense of community. Its unique residential housing program provides integrated spaces for living, learning, socializing, and mentoring. This helps students build a strong support network right from the start. The university has over 400 student organizations, ranging from cultural groups to archery. There are over 20 sororities and fraternities. When students aren’t engaged in rigorous study, they might be enjoying some of UChicago’s traditions, like Scav Hunt or Kuviasungerk (a week-long fitness event). Or, many students attend lectures or performances at UChicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, known to many as the “beacon for the arts.”

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