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University of Chicago

private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

The University of Chicago is a university in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois. It started when the American Baptist Education Society used money from John D. Rockefeller to build it. The university began in 1890. William Rainey Harper was the university's first president in 1891. The first classes were held in 1892.

The University of Chicago
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Julius Rosenwald Hall
Latin: Universitas Chicaginiensis
MottoCrescat scientia; vita excolatur (Latin)
Motto in English
Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched[1]
TypePrivate
Established1890[1]
Academic affiliations
AAU
NAICU
URA
Endowment$7.928 billion (2018)[2]
PresidentRobert J. Zimmer
ProvostDaniel Diermeier
Academic staff
2,859[3]
Administrative staff
15,949 (including employees of the University of Chicago Medical Center)[3]
Students16,445
Undergraduates6,286[1]
Postgraduates10,159[1]
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban
217 acres (87.8 ha) (Main Campus)[4] 41°47′23″N 87°35′59″W / 41.78972°N 87.59972°W / 41.78972; -87.59972Coordinates: 41°47′23″N 87°35′59″W / 41.78972°N 87.59972°W / 41.78972; -87.59972
42 acres (17.0 ha) (Warren Woods Ecological Field Station, Warren Woods State Park)[5]
30 acres (12.1 ha) (Yerkes Observatory)
ColorsMaroon and White[6]
         
NicknameMaroons
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IIIUAA
MascotPhil the Phoenix
Websitewww.uchicago.edu
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BackgroundEdit

Many people think it is one of the best universities in the world. Its students get a strong liberal arts education. The university also does important research work. Some of this research work is for the United States government.

The university is known for providing good education in economics (the study of the economy), linguistics (the study of language), social science (the study of society), and mathematics (the study of numbers). Physicists at the University of Chicago built the world's first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear reaction.[7] The University spends $472 million on sponsored research each year.

The University of Chicago has had about 90 Nobel Prize winners.[8] (The Nobel Prize is received for using one's intelligence to contribute meaningfully to society.)

Types of schoolsEdit

The university has six graduate professional schools:

  • Divinity School
  • Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Law School
  • Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Harris School of Public Policy Studies
  • School of Social Service Administration.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "About the University". The University of Chicago. 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  2. As of June 30, 2018. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2017 to FY 2018" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute. 2018. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Faculty and Staff, at a glance". University of Chicago Data. University of Chicago. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  4. "About the University". The University of Chicago. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  5. "University of Chicago opens groundbreaking sustainable field station". The University of Chicago. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  6. The University of Chicago Identity Guidelines (PDF). Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  7. Angelo, Joseph A. (November 30, 2004). Nuclear Technology. Greenwood Press. p. 1. doi:10.1336/1573563366. ISBN 1-57356-336-6.
  8. "University of Chicago Nobel Laureates, University of Chicago Nobel Laureates". Retrieved October 13, 2011.

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