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UChicago Student Life

UChicago is on a 217-acre campus in an urban setting in Chicago, Illinois. There are many activities and organizations for UChicago students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UChicago also has fraternities and sororities.

UChicago has a thriving University Theatre. In fact, more students participate in University Theatre than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UChicago include Model United Nations, Council on University Programming, South Asian Students Association and Splash.

UChicago students' favorite campus traditions are Summer Breeze, Scavenger Hunt and Homecoming.

UChicago Housing

UChicago offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. There are 4,532 spots available in on-campus housing for all 6,989 undergraduates. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

UChicago offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

UChicago Athletics

At UChicago there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UChicago:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at UChicago

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Chicago is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UChicago campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

UChicago offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to UChicago

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UChicago, take Interstate 94 to Chicago, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chicago Midway Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UChicago's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UChicago Students

48%

Women

52%

Men

100%

Full Time

0.09%

Part Time

19%

In State

81%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

36%

20%

15%

15%

7%

5%

2%

0.04%

0.03%

Graduate Students

8,289

Undergraduate Students

6,989

Non-Resident / International Students

1,035

UChicago Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,278

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

7%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$60,963

Out-of-State

$60,963

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 4
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