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University of Chicago

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The University of Chicago was founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society and oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, who later described the University of Chicago as ?the best investment I ever made.? The land for the new university, in the recently annexed suburb of Hyde Park, was donated by Marshall Field, owner of the Chicago department store that bears his name. William Rainey Harper, the first president, imagined a university that would combine an American-style undergraduate liberal arts college with a German-style graduate research university. The University of Chicago quickly fulfilled Harper's dream, becoming a national leader in higher education and research. Frederick Rudolph, professor of history at Williams College, wrote in his 1962 study, The American College and University: A History, ?No episode was more important in shaping the outlook and expectations of American higher education during those years than the founding of the University of Chicago, one of those events in American history that brought into focus the spirit of an age.? One of Harper's curricular innovations was to run classes all year round, and to allow students to graduate at whatever time of year they completed their studies. Appropriately enough, the first class was held...
This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 5 categories.
Research
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
11
2014
10
2015
10
2016
  • 93.00
    Overall Score
  • 99.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 94.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 95.4
    Faculty Student
  • 88.7
    Citations per Faculty
  • 66.5
    International Faculty
  • 70.5
    International Students
6
2016
6
2017
  • 92.50
    Overall Score
  • 95
    Academic Reputation
  • 96.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 74.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 89
    H-index Citations
17
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 78.60
    Overall Score
  • 84.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 92.2
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 79.6
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 41.3
    Employer-Student Connections
  • 81.2
    Graduate Employment Rate
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,376
International
559

Number of students

13,462
Postgraduate 58%
Undergraduate 42%

Number of international students

2,888
Postgraduate 80%
Undergraduate 20%
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