University of Chicago

‚ÄčAcademic Highlights

  • The Core curriculum is a student’s introduction to the tools of inquiry used in every discipline—science, mathematics, humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

  • Through a partnership with the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, UChicago has expanded its programs in marine biology, clean water initiatives, and undergraduate research opportunities.

  • UChicago is one of only two universities that manages two national Department of Energy Laboratories—the Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab.

  • The University of Chicago Library has six locations on campus, holding 7.9 million printed volumes, and increasing at a rate of 150,000 volumes a year.

  • The College offers nearly 60 quarter- and year-long study abroad programs in 32 cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

  • There are more than 90 Nobel Laureates associated with the University—about 10% of all the Nobel prizes that have ever been awarded.