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Address: 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-5418
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Welcome to the University of Chicago! Founded in 1890 through a gift from...

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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South side Oasis and culture

Went to see Smart art museum, small gem with a wide assortment of art displayed in a few galleries. The museum has thousands of art pieces so the selections will change, but the... read more

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Boston
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179 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to see Smart art museum, small gem with a wide assortment of art displayed in a few galleries. The museum has thousands of art pieces so the selections will change, but the diversity of style and era is a manageable visit for a family or those who are adverse to the larger art museum experience. Strolling the campus on... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this campus to see what life might be like as an American college student. It was beautiful and peaceful and we were surprised at how much of a community it was. The buildings were beautiful and we spent a few hours exploring the different quads, searching for sculptures along the way.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son attends the school of law and is very pleased with the university and its rating giving him excellent opportunities for future employment.

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UChicago_Info_Center, Visitor Experience Staff at University of Chicago, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our campus and for writing a review. We are so happy to hear that your son enjoys attending our school. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

When we arrived on campus, I felt I was transported to 19th century England. If I was put in the middle of the campus without being told where I was it would be immediately obvious that I was at a distinguished university. Try to catch a concert at the church. The organ is incredible.

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Thank you for visiting our campus and for writing a review. We are so happy to hear that you had enjoyed our campus. More 

Northbrook, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

No one can dispute the reputation of excellence of this University. Architecturally beautiful it is a place all by itself located in Hyde Park a very eclectic community that has withstood the test of time. So academically serious many of the students quip: "Where fun goes to die!"

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UChicago_Info_Center, Visitor Experience Staff at University of Chicago, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our campus and for writing a review. We are so happy to hear that you had enjoyed our campus architecture and community. More 

Coral Gables, Florida
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Beautiful campus, which includes a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Not in the best part of town (or so they say) , but I felt completely safe. nice cozy restaurants and I found one of the best and biggest privately (coop) owned bookstore.

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UChicago_Info_Center, Visitor Experience Staff at University of Chicago, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our campus and for writing a review. Robie House is definitely a spot that should not be missed. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your trip and hope to see you again in the future. More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Chicago is the city of architecture and the University of Chicago, founded with a donation from John D. Rockefeller, is part of it, with its Robie House, created by none other than Frank Lloyd Wright, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, others. This is a large university campus, so get a free map. If you are adventurous and the weather is nice, walk... More 

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UChicago_Info_Center, Visitor Experience Staff at University of Chicago, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our campus and for writing a review. We definitely recommend dropping by the Information Center to pick up a map and few other pocket guides to help navigate our campus. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My older brother went here for his undergrad degree and I went here to attend a summer program for high school students back when I was in high school. It's always been a great school and continues to be at the top of its class. The architecture is great as well.

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Danville, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Please google the history of the University of Chicago. It is quite impressive.. The U of C was the founder of the Big 10, and then dropped out. Since 1892 the U of C has been gender and racial neutral .

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

My daughter had a camp here so I had to drive up to the school daily. University of Chicago is a great site to explore on a warm day.

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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 gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.
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