One of the world's great intellectual destinations, this is a community of creative, demanding, inspired scholars who debate and collaborate to enrich human life through their work.

This is UChicago

Center in Beijing

Based in Chicago, we are a center for inquiry, research, and education with international reach. Our other locations include Beijing (pictured), Delhi, Paris, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
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University of Chicago Medical Center

We are home to the internationally renowned University of Chicago Medicine, at the forefront of medicine since caring for their first patients in 1927.
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UChicago motto

Our motto underscores our belief in the power of ideas:
Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched.


Our mascot is the phoenix, a mythical bird whose rebirth from its own ashes exemplifies its resilience.

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Inside Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, students await the Aims of Education address, a yearly faculty talk that welcomes the incoming College class.
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Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood

Located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, the University of Chicago contributes to and draws from the strength and diversity of the surrounding metropolis.
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arts and culture

From student and faculty art to world-class museums, theaters, and other presenting organizations, UChicago is a dynamic center for arts and culture.
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  • Founded in 1890

    Founded in 1890

    The University of Chicago was founded by John D. Rockefeller, and our first president was William Rainey Harper. Our current president is Robert J. Zimmer.

  • Classes began in 1892

    Classes began in 1892

    With our fervent commitment to inquiry, UChicago has been revolutionizing education since our earliest days.

  • More than 2,700 faculty and other academic personnel

    More than 2,700 faculty and other academic personnel

    Our faculty's research and discoveries have earned them the highest of accolades and have had a positive impact all over the world.

  • 2 national labs and 140+ research centers and institutes

    2 national labs and 140+ research centers and institutes

    A major research institution, UChicago also manages two national laboratories: Argonne and Fermilab.

  • More than 15,000 students

    More than 15,000 students

    Among the brightest in the world, our students challenge everything as they shape the knowledge of the future.

  • More than 157,000 alumni

    More than 157,000 alumni

    Our alumni are leading the way in more than 125 countries around the world.

  • 9.8 million volumes in the University Library

    9.8 million volumes in the University Library

    Mansueto Library

    Students have easy access to the University's millions of print resources, which are all held on campus. The new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, opened in 2011, has capacity for 3.5 million volumes in its high-tech, underground storage system.

  • 215 acres of campus

    215 acres of campus

    Botanic Garden

    Our main campus in Hyde Park, known for its neogothic architecture, has been designated a botanic garden.