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University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
University of Chicago, Harper Library. credit: Rick Seidel
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,967 Undergraduates
8% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Midwest
Division 3
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of Chicago
5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, Illinois
60637
(773) 702-1234
WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

The University of Chicago, a private research university located in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the top 135 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society in 1890, and it opened for classes in Hyde Park two years later. Today, the campus resides in Hyde Park and Woodlawn, two neighborhoods in Chicago, and sits on nearly 220 acres of land. It is known as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. The school’s motto is “Crescat scientia; vita excolatur” or “Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched.” Notable alumni include writer Susan Sontag, writer Saul Bellow, astronomer Carl Sagan, economist and Nobel Memorial Prize winner Milton Friedman, film critic Roger Ebert, economist Gary Becker, dancer Katherine Dunham and Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Paul Stevens. The school’s colors are maroon and white, its mascot is Phil the Phoenix and its teams are nicknamed the Maroons. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division III – UAA. There are 19 varsity sports offered by the University of Chicago include men’s football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, swimming and tennis, and women’s soccer, lacrosse, basketball and volleyball.

Location

Chicago , officially the City of Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is one of the largest cities in the United States. As of the 2017 census-estimated population of 2,716,450, Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles, and the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Cook County. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

88

restaurants score

Students
52%

Men

48%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

25

New Transfer Students

Admissions
8%

Acceptance Rate

64%

Enrollment Yield

1450-1600

SAT Range

31,484

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$31,068

Typical Cost

$56,034

Average Tuition

67%

Recieve Financial Aid

82%

Have Loans

$11,725

Median Debt

Academics
6.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

294

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

392

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

25

Faculty Awards

69

National Academy Members

583

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 300 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

South Atlantic Conference

Basketball Conference:

University Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

University Athletic Association

Football Division:

2

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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