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University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, United States
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Law (1)



By 1910, the University had developed a variety of traditions, including a coat of arms bearing a phoenix emerging from the flames and a Latin motto, Crescat scientia; vita excolatur (“Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched”). In 1894, maroon had become the University’s official color and “the Maroons” its nickname.


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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


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. 

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.


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

Student Reviews

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I really enjoy it and feel like I have learned so much.

The journey of a chemical engineer
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Everything was good in our university. We were motivated to do our best in everything that we do and they make sure that before we finish our degree we are fully educated and ready to face another chapter of our lives. Our on the job training made us learn a lot of things. Especially to my course, I was able to perform different test when it comes to waste water, it's...

UChicago MAPSS program is great
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The MAPSS program was a great training to become a social scientist

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