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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
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"beautiful campus"
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Reviewed yesterday

I had a friend studying here, so decided to check out this place. Best to get a map and then walk around the area. Not many students at that time, so you'll be able to walk around freely.

Thank PushExplore
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the architecture on this campus. For most of it, we definitely felt we had stepped back into Europe of 200 or more years ago. We were sorry that the Roosevelt Chapel was closed when we went. See the first Heisman Trophy. See the...More

Thank Marty D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came across this museum accidentally. It is a hidden gem. The artifacts are collected since 1920s. It is mostly focused on the Middle East, Persia, Egypt. It is FREE....if you were to pay the admission worth 30 or 40 bucks. Lots to see. Give...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge campus with many nice old buildings, can also make a side trip to Robie's House which is not far. Many trees, many greens, all related to the prestigous age of the the University.

Thank SiuMui
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The campus quadrangles are as peaceful and beautiful as they come, and filled with gardens. For that matter, the campus itself faces the Midway, that long, wide parkland from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The neighborhood will give you a new idea of Chicago, and...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Had a superb visit and tour of the campus - including lunch at south side dorm at a house table. Would love it if our student were able to attend this fine instutition

Thank john e
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Came here since it's close to Museum of Science and Industry. The grounds were stunning. Found our President Obama was a lecturer of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Thank Noeey
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

I took my father here for a visit. We walked around and it is larger than my undergrad. He is happy about the visit

Thank Yuanxi Z
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

I finally got to see this place after my daughter graduated from there. The grounds were stunning, and put the campus of Harvard in the shade, as far as I'm concerned. The super liberal, over-the-top anti-Trump atmosphere in the book store was a bit much,...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I found in the Internet the info that one of the American Presidents B. Obama studied in Law School of the University of Chicago. And since I’m from Eastern Europe we don’t have the jury in our court and it was also very interesting to...More

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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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By Train Catch the Metra Electric commuter train at Millenium Station (Randolph St.), the Van Buren stop, or the Museum Campus (Roosevelt St.) station. Get off at 57th or 59th Street and walk west to the campus. •Metra... More
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