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University of Chicago

University of Chicago, Chicago United States
    • QS World University Rankings
      9
    • StatusPrivate
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio6
    • ScholarshipsYes
    • International Students4,381
    • SizeL
    • Total Faculty2,592

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    + 157 others shortlisted this university

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    COVID-19 Information:

     On-campus activities at the University of Chicago are limited. Classes are being taught on campus and online. Currently, applicants cannot visit the university in person. Visit collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/visit to register for virtual visit activities and see updates about on-campus visiting opportunities.

     Established in 1856, the University of Chicago is a private research university based in the urban center of Chicago, the third most populous city in the United States. Outside of the Ivy League, Chicago is one of America’s top universities, and holds top-ten positions in various national and international rankings.

     Beyond the arts and sciences, Chicago has a glowing reputation for its professional schools, including the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Booth School of Business, and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies. University of Chicago alumni are responsible for the development of many academic disciplines, such as sociology, economics, law, and literary criticism. 

     The college’s crest sees a phoenix rising from the ashes, a reference to the fire, foreclosure, and demolition of the Old University of Chicago campus, with the current University of Chicago emerging triumphantly in its place in 1890. The old university was founded through a land endowment from the controversial senator Stephen Douglas, a supporter of slavery who authored the Kansas-Nebraska act. By contrast, the new University of Chicago was co-educational and funded through donations from wealthy Chicagoans and the oil magnet John D. Rockefeller.

     Today, the University of Chicago has approximately 16,000 students enrolled, with a male to female ratio of 56:44. A quarter of all students hail from overseas, a nod to the institution’s progressive credentials.

     Students run more than 400 clubs and societies, which consist of a typical mix of sports teams, arts, cultural and religious groups, academic and political groupings, and societies that promote eclectic common interests. Among the more famous examples are the University of Chicago bowl team, which has won 118 tournaments and 15 national championships, while the university's competitive Model United Nations team was the top ranked team in North America in 2013–14 and 2014–2015.

     If you have an interest in media and film, then you’re well catered for: the university is home to the longest continuously running student film society Doc Films and publishes several newspapers and magazines. Budding thespians can join renowned improvisational theater troupe Off-Off Campus or learn how to broadcast at the university-owned radio station WHPK.

     Notable faculty members past and present include 29 Nobel laureates and former US president Barack Obama. Illustrious alumni come in practically every field, including the novelists Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, political movers and shakers such as pollster Nate Silver and Obama strategist David Axelrod, pioneering balloonist Jeannette Piccard, and the fictional archaeologist Indiana Jones.

    About

    COVID-19 Information:

     On-campus activities at the University of Chicago are limited. Classes are being taught on campus and online. Currently, applicants cannot visit the university in person. Visit collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/visit to register for virtual visit activities and see updates about on-campus visiting opportunities.

     Established in 1856, the University of Chicago is a private research university based in the urban center of Chicago, the third most populous city in the United States. Outside of the Ivy League, Chicago is one of America’s top universities, and holds top-ten positions in various national and international rankings.

     Beyond the arts and sciences, Chicago has a glowing reputation for its professional schools, including the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Booth School of Business, and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies. University of Chicago alumni are responsible for the development of many academic disciplines, such as sociology, economics, law, and literary criticism. 

     The college’s crest sees a phoenix rising from the ashes, a reference to the fire, foreclosure, and demolition of the Old University of Chicago campus, with the current University of Chicago emerging triumphantly in its place in 1890. The old university was founded through a land endowment from the controversial senator Stephen Douglas, a supporter of slavery who authored the Kansas-Nebraska act. By contrast, the new University of Chicago was co-educational and funded through donations from wealthy Chicagoans and the oil magnet John D. Rockefeller.

     Today, the University of Chicago has approximately 16,000 students enrolled, with a male to female ratio of 56:44. A quarter of all students hail from overseas, a nod to the institution’s progressive credentials.

     Students run more than 400 clubs and societies, which consist of a typical mix of sports teams, arts, cultural and religious groups, academic and political groupings, and societies that promote eclectic common interests. Among the more famous examples are the University of Chicago bowl team, which has won 118 tournaments and 15 national championships, while the university's competitive Model United Nations team was the top ranked team in North America in 2013–14 and 2014–2015.

     If you have an interest in media and film, then you’re well catered for: the university is home to the longest continuously running student film society Doc Films and publishes several newspapers and magazines. Budding thespians can join renowned improvisational theater troupe Off-Off Campus or learn how to broadcast at the university-owned radio station WHPK.

     Notable faculty members past and present include 29 Nobel laureates and former US president Barack Obama. Illustrious alumni come in practically every field, including the novelists Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, political movers and shakers such as pollster Nate Silver and Obama strategist David Axelrod, pioneering balloonist Jeannette Piccard, and the fictional archaeologist Indiana Jones.

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    University highlights

    University of Chicago is one of the top Private universities in Chicago, United States. It is ranked #9 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #8
    • 2013
      #9
    • 2014
      #11
    • 2015
      #10
    • 2016
      #10
    • 2018
      #9
    • 2019
      #9
    • 2020
      #10
    • 2021
      #9

    Ranking criteria

    93.1
    Overall
    99.4
    Academic Reputation
    91.3
    Employer Reputation
    94.4
    Faculty Student Ratio
    86.3
    Citations per Faculty
    67.1
    International Faculty Ratio
    82.6
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    15,335

    57%
    43%

    International students
    4,381

    75%
    25%

    Total faculty staff
    2,592

    651
    1941

    Total students
    15,335

    57%
    43%

    International students
    4,381

    75%
    25%

    Total faculty staff
    2,592

    1941
    651

    Scholarships

    Yes
    The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.