University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, United States
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.



The original board of trustees laid the groundwork for what would become today’s University of Chicago on July 9, 1890, when the group gathered to hold the University’s inaugural board meeting and drafted the University’s articles of incorporation.


UChicago is home to some of the most venerated academic programs in the world, having established the fields of ecology and sociology, the first graduate international affairs program in the United States, and the first executive MBA program. Explore our current degree and academic programs across the undergraduate College, five graduate divisions, six professional schools, and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.


With a commitment to free and open inquiry, our scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans arts to engineering, medicine to education. Their work transforms the way we understand the world, advancing fields of study, and often creating new ones.

Generating new knowledge for the benefit of present and future generations, UChicago research has had an impact around the globe, leading to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.


Student services

The University of Chicago has a robust set of systems and practices that support and care for our students and members of the University community. Our intention is to create an environment where all can learn and contribute to the creation of knowledge, and the University seeks to engage and support students while respecting each student’s independence.

Housing services

  • Eleven unique residence halls offer students a variety of living options. Each Hall has its own culture while maintaining a sense of community.
  • Most residence halls are divided (often by floor) into House communities. Each House averages 70 students (Houses range from 40 to 104 students) sharing a cluster of residential rooms and common areas within the residence halls.

Library services

The Library's mission is to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of the research, teaching, and learning needs of the University community.

ICT services

  • File Storage and Sharing
  • Networking
  • Email and Calendaring
  • IT Security

Medical services

The University of Chicago medical campus includes Comer Children’s Hospital, Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital for adult inpatient care, Chicago Lying-in Hospital, and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, as well as outpatient locations throughout the Chicago area.

Student Life

Campus life

At our campus in Hyde Park, students and scholars from around the world enhance each other's academic pursuits and share a passion for ideas with impact. Each year, the University enrolls more than 3,100 international students from over 100 countries. Across the world, UChicago scholars convene and collaborate at University Centers in Paris, Beijing, and Delhi or in the field -- wherever their research takes them.

Sports facilities

University of Chicago students, faculty and community members have access to an impressive array of fitness facilities, programs and services through Physical Education & Athletics. On average, more than 4,565 students work out in our facilities each month. You can access one of our fitness facilities, enjoy one of our 28 fitness classes each quarter, or make an appointment with a personal trainer.

Student clubs

House meetings and active House Councils bring students together for cultural activities, fundraising, intramural sports, and trips to downtown or Chicago's myriad neighborhoods.


The University of Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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