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University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-5418
+1 773-702-1234
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Welcome to the University of Chicago! Founded in 1890 through a gift from John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is an intellectual destination and one of the world's premier academic institutions for inquiry, education, and discovery. UChicago draws inspired students and scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, placing us at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world. Beyond scholarly endeavors, visitors can tour architecture from neo-Gothic to contemporary, meander through lush botanic gardens, experience a broad array of visual performing arts, bike along the historic Midway Plaisance, and discover many other cultural treasures both on campus and off. Hyde Park Community The main University campus is situated just seven miles south of downtown Chicago in the vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood-a tight-knit, diverse community bursting with coffee shops, restaurants, and bookstores. The newly revitalized 53rd Street corridor has become an epicenter for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Hyde Park is also the heart of Museum Campus South, a consortium of museums and cultural institutions on Chicago's Culture Coast including the DuSable Museum of African American History, Museum of Science and Industry, Frank Lloyd Wright's Frederick C. Robie House, the Renaissance Society, and the UChicago's own Smart Museum of Art, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and the Oriental Institute Museum. UChicago's Global Impact The University is shaped and inspired by the city of Chicago. Through growing partnerships with neighbors, UChicago is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic development of the South Side-and to the global reach of its vibrant city. In all we do, we are driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions-and to contribute and expand our knowledge to enrich human life.
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5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-5418
Hyde Park
+1 773-702-1234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've never been to Europe and seen places like Oxford University, or the Paris-Sorbonne university this might appear ornate and historic, but if you HAVE...this campus is nothing special, other than being a quiet oasis in the city!

Thank Anne V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the metro train and then a bus to get to the campus to visit the Oriental Museum. We enjoyed this museum more than we did the Field Museum. The exhibits were just more interesting to us, as well as, being better lit and...More

Thank 210SATX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

finest school for thought Best antidote for those currently embracing ignorance. Hyde Park changes, but the experience for thinking people from all o ver remains the same.

Thank ADog56
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Attended our daughter's graduation. Loved the organization of the entire day. So much tradition! First, the convocation, then a boxed lunch was provided for all in attendance, on to the individual houses degree ceremonies. What a wonderful day on a historic and beautiful campus.

Thank 476luans
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Toured the campus and attended an information session with about 1000 other prospective students and parents. Beautiful architecture and landscaping. Pleasantly surprised that it was not totally urban.

Thank iowa_mom_ks
Reviewed 11 August 2017

It´s worth walking around the university, very nice campus. Very close to the Robie House, you can go to both on the same visit.

Thank AnitaPaula
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The gargoyles stare at you as you walk through this Campus. Home to the first man-made atomic reaction, the Manhattan project, the first production of Plutonium, Nobel Prize winning Economists, physicists, chemists! The Oriental Institute is located on campus too.

Thank Herman B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Visiting the University of Chicago is recommended only for serious scholars, scholars-to-be, or their families. The campus is not readily accessible by subway or bus, and lacks visitor-friendly dining facilities.

Thank EugeC
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The campus of the University of Chicago has some great architecture, mostly of the classic collegiate variety. There are grand Gothic buildings, chapels, and gateways, and more modern buildings here and there. I recommend taking METRA to get here. They've got a station practically on...More

Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My son attends school there. We still did the campus tour. It's a typical campus tour, but walking around seeing the libraries and buildings is fun.

Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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