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.

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UChicago Breakthrough

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

With 38 Houses in 11 residence halls, College Housing 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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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 gave advice on pursuing graduate education.
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UChicago’s distinctive architecture is the work of some of the most forward-thinking and well-respected designers in the world. President William Rainey Harper’s decision to build a set of Gothic quadrangles provided the University a link to its European precursors and set the stage for a new model of higher education in the United States.
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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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MLK Day community service

More than 230 students participated in the 2014 annual MLK Day of Service. 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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  • 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.

  • 21 Greek letter organizations

    21 Greek letter organizations

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

  • 5 Rhodes Scholars in the last 5 years

    5 Rhodes Scholars in the last 5 years

    Students receive Rhodes Scholarships for their work in such varying fields as linguistics, public policy, and biochemistry.

  • 6 Truman Scholars in the last 5 years

    6 Truman Scholars in the last 5 years

    In 2014, four College students were awarded with Harry S. Truman Scholarships, the most in school history. The scholarship is the official federal memorial to Harry S. Truman, the 33rd US president, to help young people develop their civic leadership skills.

  • 72 Fulbright-Hays Fellowships in the last 5 years

    72 Fulbright-Hays Fellowships in the last 5 years

    The University continues to lead the nation in the number of Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grants, with 7 awards received in 2013. The fellowship allows students to pursue their research in countries throughout the world. In addition, 11 students took the separate Fulbright US Student Program Fellowships in the same year.

  • 49 NSF Graduate Research fellows in 2013

    49 NSF Graduate Research fellows in 2013

    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.

  • 9 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships in the past 5 years

    9 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships in the past 5 years

    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 supported him in his final year of dissertation writing.

  • 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio in the College

    6:1 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.

  • 48 majors and nearly 30+ minors

    48 majors and nearly 30+ minors

    In the College, students can explore their interests before declaring a major by the end their third year. Majors range from anthropology to visual arts.