Among the brightest in the world—they come from more than 100 countries—our students engage with the people, programs, and opportunities to stretch their capabilities and surpass their expectations. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students all experience small, discussion-based classes led by top faculty, fostering an extraordinary community of learning and supporting extraordinary achievements.

This is UChicago

UChicago Breakthrough

UChicago Breakthrough
In 1921, Georgiana Simpson received her PhD in German philology from the University, making UChicago one of the first U.S. universities to award a PhD to an African American woman.
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College House system

With 37 Houses in 10 Residence Halls, the College House system brings students with varying interests and backgrounds together to share a common space and a common spirit.
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Student athletes

Student athletes participate in 545 intramural sports teams, 36 sport clubs, and 19 varsity sports teams competing in NCAA Division III. In the last seven years, we’ve had over 70 NCAA Division III All-Americans.
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SASA show

Our students celebrate diversity through nearly 50 College and graduate multicultural student organizations. Every year, the South Asian Students’ Association throws one of the biggest cultural events on campus, complete with music, dancing, and plenty of food.
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Ted Gonder

UChicago students pursue their passions and career ambitions on campus and in the city. College student Ted Gonder (pictured center) founded the nonprofit Moneythink to teach financial literacy and entrepreneurship in South Side classroom.
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Student at aquarium

Career Advancement helps prepare UChicago students and alumni for successful careers in any field. Opportunities include hundreds of substantive, paid internship opportunities across the globe.
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Matthew Jones

UChicago students earn prestigious honors. In the last five years, students earned 6 Marshall Scholarships, 2 Churchill Scholarships, 10 Goldwater Scholarships, and 5 Gates Cambridge Scholarships. Michael Baumer (pictured) is one recipient.
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Black Law Students Association

Graduate students inspire others to follow in their footsteps. Students in the Black Law Students Association welcomed high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds to tour the Law School and to give advice on pursuing graduate education.
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community service

More than 1,500 students participated in community service last year. Whether on their own or through organized University efforts, UChicago students take time to give back to the community, the city, and the world.
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  • By the
    Numbers

  • 350+ Registered Student Organizations

    350+ Registered Student Organizations

    Students find their niche through RSOs dedicated to community service, the arts, sports, zombie takeovers, and many more-or they create their own to suit their interests.

  • Career treks on 5 continents

    Career treks on 5 continents

    College students gain international exposure and experience on site visits to top employers across the United States and around the globe. UChicago Career Advancement organizes customized career treks for nearly every industry.

  • 23 Greek letter organizations

    23 Greek letter organizations

    Campus fraternities and sororities engage with the campus and community through service and social activities.

  • 7 Rhodes Scholars in the last 5 years

    7 Rhodes Scholars in the last 5 years

    Students receive Rhodes Scholarships for their work in varying fields such as linguistics, public policy, and biochemistry. The University tied for the most American Rhodes Scholars in 2011.

  • 5 Truman Scholars in the last 5 years

    5 Truman Scholars in the last 5 years

    Greg Nance

    In 2010, College student Greg Nance received a $30,000 Truman scholarship for cofounding the start-up Moneythink, a program to educate urban youth on issues of financial literacy.

  • 65+ Fulbright IIE U.S. Student Program Fellowships in the last 5 years

    65+ Fulbright IIE U.S. Student Program Fellowships in the last 5 years

    Fulbright fellowships

    Our graduate students top the list of Fulbright fellowships, which sponsor students to complete their research in countries throughout the world. In 2009 alone, 13 students took Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowships.

  • 100+ NSF Graduate Research fellows in the last 5 years

    100+ NSF Graduate Research fellows in the last 5 years

    The National Science Foundation fellowships support outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. NSF graduate fellows receive three years of support, including a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, and a $1,000, one-time international travel allowance.

  • 19 Jacob K. Javits Fellowships in the last 5 years

    19 Jacob K. Javits Fellowships in the last 5 years

    The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship is a major federal award with substantial stipends that are renewable for multiple years. It supports students in the humanistic social sciences.

  • 17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowships

    17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowships

    In 2011, the prestigious award was given to UChicago PhD student Thomas Grano, who studies syntax and semantics, with a particular focus on Mandarin syntax. The fellowship will support him in his final year of dissertation writing.

  • 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio in the College

    7:1 student-to-faculty ratio in the College

    Nearly 80% of College classes have fewer than 20 students, allowing for intimate intellectual settings where students can thrive academically.

  • Nearly 50 majors and 30 minors

    Nearly 50 majors and 30 minors

    In the College, students can explore their interests before declaring a major by the end their third year. Majors range from biological chemistry to medieval studies.