UChicago is on a 217-acre campus in the urban setting of Chicago, Illinois.
UChicago has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UChicago has fraternities and sororities.
UChicago has the University Theatre. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
This table offers information on housing at UChicago.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||59%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||4,532|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
UChicago offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of UChicago students live on campus. In 2022, 59% of undergrads at UChicago lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 4,532 spots available in on-campus housing for all 7,526 undergraduates. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
UChicago offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|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|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UChicago, take Interstate 94 to Chicago, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chicago Midway Airport airport.
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