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University of Chicago was established in 1891 as a private coeducational university. It was initially conceived as a combination of the German research university and the American liberal arts college. Regarded as one of the foremost universities in the world, University of Chicago boasts of an affiliation with 82 Nobel Prize laureates. There are more than 4, 000 undergraduates and over 9, 000 postgraduate students enrolled at this university. The campus is urban and is built on 211 acres of land.

The main campus of the University of Chicago is the Hyde Park campus. It also has a number of satellite campuses. The university's Graduate School of Business has campuses in London, Singapore, and downtown Chicago while various undergraduate and graduate study programs are conducted at the Paris Center, on the left bank of the River Seine in Paris.

  • College of Arts, Media and Design
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education and Professional Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Mathematics and Science
  • Jackson College of Graduate Studies
  • School of Music
The athletics teams of University of Chicago are nicknamed the Maroons. The mascot is named Phoenix. The team colors are maroon and white. Among the prominent athletic teams at the university are the football, swimming, and track teams.

Profile of University of Chicago

The campus of University of Chicago is in Chicago, IL, which is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at University of Chicago include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. University of Chicago is known for its programs in science, mathematics, business and management, family and social work, and liberal arts.

University of Chicago Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into University of Chicago is challenging; it only admitted 38% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 670. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 650 and 760.


University of Chicago maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Chicago is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 14, 538 students enrolled (12, 880 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at University of Chicago. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the University Athletic Association.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University has a mission statement, formally adopted by the governing board and made public, declaring that it is an institution of higher education. Since its founding, the mission of the University of Chicago, reiterated by each president, has been to sustain at the highest level of excellence the communication of knowledge, the creation of knowledge, and the fostering of a dynamic community of scholars and students. The University's first formal statement of mission appears in its Articles of Incorporation, initially adopted in 1890 and most recently ammended in 1944. "

University of Chicago Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 321economics, social services, humanities, political science, English, international relations, history, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management1, 309business management, business, international business
Science392biology, physics, chemistry, chemistry courses, geophysics, molecular biochemistry, oncology, immunology, . . .
Family and Social Work342social service professions, public policy analysis, social work
Law244law, legal research, advanced legal research
Mathematics180mathematics, applied mathematics courses, statistics
Medicine104medicine, public health courses, neuroscience, health professions, medical scientist
Religion and Philosophy97theology, philosophy, ministry, Jewish studies
Therapy and Counselling92psychology, Counselling psychology, cognitive psychology, psychobiology, child psychology, psychology courses, social psychology
Computer Science and Engineering56computer science
Fine Arts23art history and criticism
Photography and Commercial Art15film studies
Education and Teaching12Education
Conservation and Resource Management11environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts11various performing arts
Design6design and visual communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0nutrition sciences

Contact: University of Chicago

University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave

Chicago, IL 60637

General Phone: (773) 702-1234

http://www.UCHICAGO. EDU

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