The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

A commitment to diversity

Chartered in 1890, the University of Chicago has approximately 6,800 undergraduates that comprise a community of exceptional student scholars who chose UChicago for its rigorous liberal arts curriculum, small discussion-style seminars, and 5:1 student-faculty ratio. The University prepares students for challenging careers and competitive graduate schools through professional and recreational opportunities on campus and in Chicago.

An educational ideal
Focused on careful reading, analytical writing, and critical thinking, UChicago’s Core Curriculum is the perfect foundation for any major—and for all future endeavors. With over 50 majors and more than 40 minors, students can double-major, create their own, or explore interdisciplinary opportunities. Undergraduates choose electives from more than 3,000 offered courses at the University each year, and over 40% study abroad through nearly 60 faculty-designed and taught programs. 

UChicago sponsors a wealth of undergraduate research opportunities in programs ranging from Economics and Psychology to Astrophysics and Sociology. More than 160 institutes and centers provide a home for true innovation. Our new Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering provides a unique opportunity to pursue molecular-level science in both an academic and research context.

A commitment to diversity
Our scholarly community is composed of a rich mosaic of individuals who contribute to the intellectual culture of the University through their academic pursuits and extracurricular interests. The University provides several undergraduate academic programs dedicated to the exploration of cultures and communities, offered as both major and minor in interdisciplinary programs of study. Additionally, the Center for Identity + Inclusion (CI+I) supports the personal, professional, and academic success of students of all backgrounds and builds an inclusive campus community by hosting meetings, film screenings, exhibits, and performances for more than 50 multicultural student organizations.


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Expanding access, empowering students

The University of Chicago is committed to ensuring that its students graduate debt-free and prepared for lifelong success. UChicago meets 100% of every family’s demonstrated financial need, and need-based aid is awarded as grants, not loans. By eliminating loans in aid packages, students can chart their future around their personal passions and goals rather than change course due to debt or financial pressure. As part of our access and affordability initiatives, additional scholarships and financial support for research and internships are available for first-generation students, veterans, and children of police officers and firefighters nationwide.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “My experience at the University of Chicago has been such an adventure and an exciting ride.”

    • Jack W.
  • “Hyde Park is such a cute place to be. It’s a really great area that makes the city of Chicago feel a bit more homey.”

    • Ella D.
  • “UChicago is definitely a school that has a unique population as well as a unique set of opportunities for me to jump in and explore.”

    • Abraham H.