UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

INTRODUCTION

The University of Chicago is basically a private, non-profit research university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is also known as UChicago or U of C or Chicago. The university was founded in the year 1890 by John D. Rockefeller, and is now amongst the most prestigious universities of the World.

The University of Chicago comprises of an undergraduate college, various graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees organized into five academic research divisions and seven professional schools. It has given many prominent alumni, faculty members and researchers. As of now, 98 Nobel Laurates have been affiliated with the university as professors, students, faculty, or staff. It is also in the top ten positions in various national and international rankings.

QUICK FACTS

Name – The University of Chicago

Motto in Latin – Crescat scientia; vita excolatur

Motto – let knowledge grow from more to more, and so be human life enriched (in English)

Type – private university

Academic affiliations – AAU, NAICU and also URA

President – Robert J. Zimmer

Provost – Daniel Diemeier

Endowment – 7.82 USD billion

Students – 16, 445

Academic staff – 2, 859

Administrative staff – 15, 949

Location – Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Campus – urban, 217 acres (main campus)

Nickname – Maroons

Mascot – Phil the Phoenix

Website – www.uchicago.edu

STUDENT AND CULTURE

The University of Chicago has 5, 547 students in the college, 3, 249 students in its five graduate divisions, 3, 498 students in its professional schools, and 14, 095 students overall.

They have over 21 per cent international students and 27 per cent of the total students were taken from domestic ethnic minorities and around 43 per cent of the total students are female.

For the 2022 batch, it has an acceptance rate of 7.2%, the lowest in the college’s history and among the lowest in the country.

In the year 2018, it got the attention of national headlines by becoming the first major research university to no longer require SAT/ACT scores from college applicants.

LOCATION

The University of Chicago is located in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America and is a good match for the students who are looking for a vibrant city atmosphere.

Here is the address of the University of Chicago:

University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60637

 

ACADEMICS

The University of Chicago has the College, five divisions of graduate research, six professional schools, and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. It also consists of a library system, the University of Chicago Press, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. UChicago also oversees a variety of labs, including Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

It runs on quarter system whereby the academic year is divided into four terms: Summer (June to August), Autumn (September to December), Winter (January to March), and lastly Spring (April to June).

The undergrads take 3 to 4 courses every quarter, for approximately eleven weeks before their quarterly academic breaks.

TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

The average cost of attendance for the University of Chicago for the year 2018 – 2019 is:

  Tuition per quarter Tuition per year
Full-Time AM Program (3 courses) $16,253 $48,759
Part-time Day and EEP Programs (2 courses) $11,619 $34,857
1 AM Program course $6,731 $20,193
PhD Scholastic Residence $16,253 $48,759
PhD Advanced Residence $6,427 $19,201
Non-Degree Visitor $1,301  

Also the estimated total cost for a single student is:

Tuition $48,759
Student Life Fee $1,209
One-time Lifetime Transcript Fee $75
University Student Health Basic Insurance Plan (student only) $4,398
Room & Board $17,100
Personal Expenses $2,970
Books & Supplies $1,785
Commuting to and from field placement $2,556
Total for a single student $78,852

 

The university believes in debt free education and their need-based financial aid that meets 100% of the student’s family’s demonstrated need in the form of grants (which do not need to be repaid) instead of student loans.

STUDENT LIFE

The students have plenty of opportunity to do what they love outside of the classroom. There are more than 400 student activities and the university also holds yearly events for the personal growth of all the students. With the wild traditions, the question isn’t if you’ll get involved, but how.

In the vibrant neighbourhood of Hyde Park, among Chicago’s 77 distinctive community areas, each student finds both a place that feels like home and plenty of opportunity to explore something new.

HOUSING AND DINING

The University of Chicago has residential houses which integrate faculty, staff, upper class Resident Assistants, and a cadre of 100 or so students who share a cluster of individual rooms and common areas within a residence hall.

The resident heads at the campus open their doors to you, sharing their family lives (and pets!), hosting study breaks, Bad Movie Nights, 10-minute finals-week dance parties, and hiking excursions to the Indiana Dunes.

The students have access to the wide range of options through three dining commons, a dozen campus coffee shops, and a wide variety of other eateries within walking distance. Most of the students have unlimited and continuous dining plan, with delicious and nutritious options for any diet.

THE ADMISSION PROCESS

The University of Chicago is a need blind institution, and they make admissions on the basis of the applications they receive from the students.

To apply for the UChicago, you will need an application for admission and supplement essays, application fee or automatic fee waiver, secondary school report and transcript, two teacher evaluates, test (optional), college reports and transcript (transfer students only) and English language proficiency test scores.

You can mail all your documents to

The Office of College Admissions
1101 E. 58th St.
Rosenwald 129
Chicago, IL 60637

FINAL WORDS

The University of Chicago is much more than just classrooms, it brings together diversity of top minds from around the world. It is both an inspiration and incubator for our community of scholars and thinkers.

Its research as led to breakthroughs such as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.

The University is driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions—and to leverage our knowledge to enrich all human life.

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