university of chicago

The University of Chicago (otherwise known as U of C or U-Chicago) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges. 

U-Chicago is a private research university located in Chicago, Illinois. The school currently maintains an enrollment of more than 16,000 undergraduate and post graduate students. 

Notable U-Chicago alumni include countless Rhodes scholars, dozens of Nobel laureates, numerous Pulitzer Prize winners, many acclaimed scientists, and quite a few other distinguished individuals. 

Shown above: A statue overlooking the U-Chicago campus.

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Shown above: The main quad on the U-Chicago campus.


university of chicago Q&A

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the University of Chicago. 

1. Where is the University of Chicago?

The main campus of U-Chicago is located at the following physical address:

University of Chicago

5801 South Ellis Avenue

Chicago, Illinois


2. What programs are offered at the University of Chicago?

U-Chicago offers Bachelor degree, Masters degree, Doctoral degree, and professional degree programs in various fields of study, including law and medicine. The university features the following 14 academic divisions:

  1. Biological Sciences Division
  2. Booth School of Business
  3. The College
  4. Divinity School
  5. Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
  6. Harris School of Public Policy Studies
  7. Humanities Division
  8. Institute for Molecular Engineering 
  9. Law School
  10. Oriental Institute
  11. Physical Sciences Division 
  12. Pritzker School of Medicine
  13. School of Social Service Administration 
  14. Social Sciences Division

Here is a list of undergraduate majors available at U-Chicago: 

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cinema and Media Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Comparative Human Development
  • Comparative Literature
  • Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Computer Science 
  • Early Christian Literature
  • East Asian Languages & Civilizations
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Geography
  • Geophysical Sciences
  • Germanic Studies
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law, Letters, and Society
  • Linguistics
  • Math
  • Medieval Studies
  • Molecular Engineering
  • Music
  • Near Eastern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages 
  • Russian Studies
  • Slavic Languages
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Languages
  • Statistics 
  • Theater & Performance Studies
  • Tutorial Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual Arts

Interdisciplinary programs at U-Chicago are available in the fields of:

  • Astrophysics
  • Big Problems
  • Chicago Studies
  • Computational Neuroscience 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Education
  • Human Rights 

Click here for a list of PhD programs at U-Chicago

Above: The Mansueto Library Research Pavilion at U-Chicago.


3. What courses are taught at the University of Chicago Law School?

The required curriculum for first-year students at the U-Chicago School of Law is as follows:

  • Administrative Law
  • Clinical Courses
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Commercial, Business, and Labor Law
  • Courts, Jurisdiction, and Procedure
  • Family Law, Property Rights, Torts, and Insurance
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property, Technology Law, and Entrepreneurship 
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • Legal History
  • Skills, Legal Practice, and Ethics
  • Taxation

Here is a list of some of the individual classes offered at Chicago Law:

  • Administrative Law
  • Adoption Law
  • American Legal History
  • Anti Trust Law
  • Australian Law 
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy 
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Organizations
  • Children's Rights
  • Civil Procedure
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Disability Law
  • Discrimination Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Election Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • English Legal History
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Federal Jurisdiction 
  • Gender and the Law
  • Government Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Investment Law
  • Jury Selection
  • Juvenile Law
  • Labor Law
  • Land Use Law
  • Law and Neuroscience
  • Law and Psychology 
  • La and Social Science
  • Law Office Management 
  • Law of War
  • Legal Research
  • Legal System, The
  • Legal Writing
  • Legislation
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Mental Health Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Payment Systems
  • Poverty Law
  • Product Liability Law
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Property
  • Public Health Law
  • Race and the Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sales Law
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sexuality and the Law
  • Sports Law
  • Swiss Law
  • Tax Procedures
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Torts
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Water Law
  • Workplace Law

Above: The Law School at U-Chicago


4. How much does it cost to attend the University of Chicago?

According to the U-Chicago website, the latest cost of enrollment at the school is as follows:

  • Tuition:               $53,292 per year
  • Room & Board:    $15,726 per year

Additional fees may also apply. These may include lab fees, materials fees, technology fees, and others. However, there is no application fee. 

Financial aid is available to U-Chicago students who complete and submit the FAFSA form. The school generously extends student grants.  

Above: Inside the Chicago Theological Seminary


5. What is the University of Chicago campus like?

The main campus of U-Chicago spans 217 urban acres in the Hyde Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods, about 8 miles south of downtown Chicago. The campus features many impressive structures representing a mix of gothic and modern architectural styles. On-campus student housing is available. 

The school colors are maroon and white. The student varsity athletes at U-Chicago are known as the Maroons. They play for Division III of the NCAA. Intercollegiate sports for men and women at U-Chicago include

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse 
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming / Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

The college also offers 32 intramural sports each year.

Non athletic student organizations include a variety of clubs such as an armed forces group, an LGBTQ group, a Chicago Law foundation, numerous musical groups, a film society, a student newspaper, and several business associations, to name just a few. 

Above: Modern student housing at U-Chicago, built in 2016.


6. What are the distance learning options at the University of Chicago?

Distance learning is available at U-Chicago through Coursera and Canvas Network. Here is a list of some of the online courses currently being offered:

  • Asset Pricing
  • Basic Liberal Arts Courses
  • Business Analytics
  • Clinical Trials Management and Regulatory Compliance
  • Critical Issues in Urban Education
  • Editing
  • Global Warming: The Science of Climate Change
  • Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms
  • Medical Writing
  • Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

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7. What is the contact information for University of Chicago?

You can reach an operator on the U-Chicago campus by calling 773-702-1234. 

To contact the undergraduate admissions office, call 773-702-8650, or send a fax to 773-702-4199. 

To speak with someone at the graduate school, call 773-702-3760. 

To reach the U-Chicago Law School, call 773-702-9494. 

Above: The Booth School of Business at U-Chicago.


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