University of Chicago

About University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is known for its devotion to open and rigorous inquiry. Situated in Chicago’s Hyde Park community, UChicago offers a rich campus life in a big city setting. The strength of our intellectual traditions—intense critical analysis, lively debate, creative solutions to complex problems—rests on the students and faculty who comprise our community. Through small discussion-based classes, research opportunities, a 5:1 student-faculty ratio, and over 400 clubs, UChicago is a place where students of all backgrounds find a college home. With a student body that is comprised of over 40% students of color and spans all 50 states and over 100 countries, our community represents a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds, promising vibrant debate and fair discourse. This atmosphere of open inquiry—shaped by our liberal arts Core curriculum and distinguished by an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration as well as opportunities for original research in every subject—attracts exceptional students and faculty from around the globe, including a total of 94 Nobel laureates, 53 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellows, 25 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 278 Guggenheim Fellows.

About Our Students

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What Students Pay

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With approximately $180 million in financial aid distributed this year, UChicago is committed to ensuring students graduate debt-free by meeting 100% of their demonstrated need. With nearly 60% of students receiving financial support, our goal is to make sure all students are prepared for lifelong success, no matter their chosen major or background prior to enrolling in The College. Guided by our “No Barriers” philosophy, UChicago aims to remove any barriers that stand in the way of academic success and empower our students to reach their full potential.

Our Graduates

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About Our Faculty

Faculty Information   Student Faculty Ratio: Ratios are for full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent instructional faculty for the fall of 2021. Full-time equivalent equals all the full-time individuals plus one-third of the part-time individuals. Faculty and students in stand-alone graduate programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students are not included in the ratio calculations. Undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants are not included as faculty. Full-Time Faculty with Highest Degree: Full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2021 who held a doctorate, first professional, or the highest degree available in their field. Instructional faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.

Student Faculty Ratio: 5:1

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Life on Campus

UChicago’s 217-acre campus is a certified botanic garden just 15 minutes from the center of Chicago, the nation’s third largest city. The University’s neighborhood, Hyde Park, is a residential community, home to nearly 60 percent of UChicago faculty, as well as museums, restaurants, shopping, and more. Every UChicago student is supported by our community—by their individual academic advisor, career advisor, College Housemates, professors, and our global community of scholars. Through over 400 student organizations, thousands of research and internship experiences, and a close-knit community in the College Houses, UChicago students have access to a uniquely empowering college experience. Students frequently celebrate different cultures and communities through more than 85 cultural, religious, and LGBTQ groups, and explore the extraordinary opportunities in music, theater, politics, commerce, and neighborhood life in the city of Chicago.

Campus Safety

UChicago provides a fully accredited police force, a free shuttle system for students and community members, and Blue Light emergency alarm stations. Also offered: comprehensive crime prevention presentations, new staff and freshman orientations, a Public Safety Notification System and UChicago Safe app for emergency information and links to safety resources.

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