The University of Chicago is a private, non-profit, research institution founded in 1890 and is considered “highly selective.” UChicago ranks #3 in National Universities according to U.S. News & World Report and is the #1 university in the Midwest according to Forbes. U of C offers a No Barriers financial aid plan and has centers in Hong Kong, Delhi, Paris, and Beijing.
The University of Chicago is known more for its academic rigor and all-encompassing intellectualism than its campus life or party scene. This is far from true, however! If you're looking for hard-hitting academics, a picture-perfect campus, top-notch amenities and an active and engaging student body, the University of Chicago might be right for you.
Chris from Houston, TX
The University of Chicago is indeed one of the most prestigious institutions I know in the U.S. What sets this place apart from most others includes the following: the best-of-both-worlds location with easy access to downtown, the campus environment (namely the gardens and architecture), and the creative academic rigor. During my campus visit last year, I was definitely pleased with what I saw, and I am extremely glad to have chosen this university.