Among the brightest in the world, our students come from more than 100 countries to engage with people, programs, and opportunities that 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 1969, University of Chicago students formed the UChicago Gay Liberation Front, establishing Chicago’s first gay liberation organization.
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College House system

College Housing brings students with varying interests and backgrounds together to share a common space and a common spirit. Senior faculty members reside among students as Resident Masters, reinforcing the College’s intellectual values and building community.
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Student athletes

Student athletes participate in 930 intramural sports teams, 37 sport clubs, and 19 varsity sports teams competing in NCAA Division III. In the last four years, we've had over 90 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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Architecture

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 more than 1,000 substantive, paid internship opportunities across the globe.
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MLK Day community service

Hundreds of students participate in the 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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  • By the
    Numbers

  • 340+ Registered Student Organizations

    340+ 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.

  • 20 Greek letter organizations

    20 Greek letter organizations

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

  • 4 Rhodes Scholars in the last 5 years

    4 Rhodes Scholars in the last 5 years

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

  • 7 Truman Scholars in the last 5 years

    7 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 official federal memorial to Harry S. Truman, the scholarship helps young people develop their civic leadership skills.

  • 120 Fulbright Fellows in the last 5 years

    120 Fulbright Fellows in the last 5 years

    UChicago College and graduate students receive Fulbright grants to study, teach, and conduct research. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program.

  • 98 NSF Graduate Research fellows in 2015

    98 NSF Graduate Research fellows in 2015

    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.

  • 4,500 Metcalf Interns

    4,500 Metcalf Interns

    Since 1997, over 4,500 students and 1,000 employers within the United States and abroad have benefited from the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program, which offers over 1,000 paid internships that are available exclusively to UChicago undergraduates.

  • 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.

  • 100+ first-generation students in the Class of 2018

    100+ first-generation students in the Class of 2018

    First-generation College students benefit from UChicago's innovative No Barriers program and Odyssey Scholarships.