University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a private university located–as its name suggests–in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society and contribution from John D. Rockefeller. It has an endowment of $7.55 billion and enrolls roughly 15,000 students annually. Five thousand of its students are enrolled in "The College", the name of its undergraduate program. Degrees offered through The College focus on the arts and sciences. The University of Chicago offers graduate-level and professional programs in medicine, business, law, public policy, social services, divinity, and liberal and professional studies.

The University of Chicago is well known for its contributions to research and in the field of education. The university helped develop the first man-made nuclear reaction, assisted in the law and economics movement in legal analysis, and was instrumental in the creation of the Chicago School of Economics. The University of Chicago is also well known as the home of the largest university press in the nation–the University of Chicago Press. The University of Chicago will also be the new home of the Barack Obama Presidential Center, scheduled for completion in 2020.

University of Chicago alumni include 89 Nobel laureats, 49 Rhodes Scholars, 13 National Humanities Medalists, 13 billionares, 9 Fields Medalists, and a handful of U.S. Congressmen.


Through "The College", the University of Chicago's undergraduate division, the university offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in approximately 50 disciplines and fields of study. The College also offers roughly 30 undergraduate minors. The College is subdivided into five academic divisions. These include the Social Sciences Collegiate Division, Humanities Collegiate Division, Biological Sciences Collegiate Division, Physical Sciences Collegiate Division, and the New Collegiate Division. With exception of the New Collegiate Division, all collegiate divisions have a corresponding graduate division. The New Collegiate Division is responsible for overseeing and administering interdisciplinary majors.

Booth School of Business

The Booth School of Business offers graduate degree programs in business. It is the second-oldest business school in the United States and the first collegiate business school to offer an Executive MBA program. It was also the first business school to launch a PhD program in business. The Booth School of Business has one of the largest endowments of any business school in the nation.

Booth is one of the few business schools to conduct graduate level research. Booth graduate students and faculty conduct research in quantitative marketing, accounting, economics and finance. The Booth School of Business is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation and its MBA program is ranked among the top 10 every year.

Currently, Booth offers full-time, part-time and Executive MBA programs. It also offers A.M. and Ph.D. programs in various fields. The school's Executive MBA is one of the few in the world to allow students to complete their degree at each of its various campuses in London, Hong Kong, Chicago and Singapore.

Online Learning and Degree Programs

Through UChicago the University of Chicago offers students the ability to take online courses and classes as they work toward earning a degree. However, the university does not have a formal online degree programs that extends across all departments. Currently, only the Graham School and Oriental Institute have formal online offerings. Only a few other faculty and departments offer any type of online learning opportunities.

General Information

Phone Number: (773) 702-1234
Address: 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Large ( 5,400+ undergrad, 9,500+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 38,607
Out-of-State Tuition $ 38,622
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
Website Address: WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Evolutionary Biology
Molecular Biochemistry
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Physiology
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Pathology Experimental Pathology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Commerce
International Business Trade Commerce
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African Studies
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
German Language and Literature
Middle Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health
History and Philosophy Of Science and Technology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Securities Services Administration Management
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Humanities Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish Judaic Studies
Physical Sciences
Geophysics and Seismology
Physical Sciences
Counseling Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity Ministry
Theology Theological Studies

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