Provided by University Of Chicago
Located in the community of Hyde Park on Chicago's South Side, just 15 minutes from the city center, the University of Chicago is uniquely positioned to contribute to, and draw from, the strength and diversity of this world-class metropolis. We have also made an indelible mark on the world at large.
Since its founding, the mission of the University of Chicago, reiterated by each president, has been to sustain at the highest level of excellence the communication of knowledge, the creation of knowledge, and the fostering of a dynamic community of scholars and students.
Our undergraduate program is known for its emphasis on critical thinking and broad interdisciplinary exposure to the full range of intellectual discovery. Our College classrooms have a reputation for being hotbeds of exhilarating discourse. Discussions that start in the classroom often move to the dormitory hall, to the lunch table, and into the community. A Chicago education is a life-changing experience.
Each year, the University sponsors hundreds of arts and cultural events that are open to the public. At venues such as the Court Theatre, the Oriental Institute, and the Smart Museum, local residents and schools can participate in special cultural programs for no charge. Additionally, the University's retail development initiatives help ensure the community's ongoing vitality and economic health.