16 Facts About University Of Chicago


University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois.

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University Of Chicago is composed of an undergraduate college and five graduate research divisions, which contain all of the university's graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees.

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University Of Chicago has eight professional schools: the Law School, the Booth School of Business, the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, the Harris School of Public Policy, the Divinity School, the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering.

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University of Chicago scholars have played a major role in the development of many academic disciplines, including economics, law, literary criticism, mathematics, physics, religion, sociology, and political science, establishing the Chicago schools in various fields.

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University Of Chicago experienced its share of student unrest during the 1960s, beginning in 1962 when then-freshman Bernie Sanders helped lead a 15-day sit-in at the college's administration building in a protest over the university's off-campus rental policies.

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University Of Chicago's was the first woman in the United States to hold the presidency of a major university.

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Site of Chicago Pile-1 is a National Historic Landmark and is marked by the Henry Moore sculpture Nuclear Energy.

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In November 2021 a University graduate was robbed and fatally shot on a sidewalk in a residential area in Hyde Park near campus; a total of three University of Chicago students were killed by gunfire incidents in 2021.

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University Of Chicago's endowment was the 12th largest among American educational institutions and state university systems in 2013 and as of 2020 was valued at $10 billion.

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University of Chicago has an extensive record of producing successful business leaders and billionaires.

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University Of Chicago operates more than 140 research centers and institutes on campus.

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University of Chicago has been the site of some important experiments and academic movements.

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University of Chicago operated the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin from 1897 until 2018, where the largest operating refracting telescope in the world and other telescopes are located.

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UUniversity Of Chicago is often considered the birthplace of improvisational comedy as the Compass Players student comedy troupe evolved into The Second City improv theater troupe in 1959.

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In 1969, University Of Chicago reinstated football as a Division III team, resuming playing its home games at the new Stagg Field.

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University of Chicago is home to eight student-run a cappella groups, several of which compete regularly at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella .

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