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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The people you encounter at UChicago are unbelievable. Everyone is so passionate, intelligent, driven. It is truly remarkable

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Chicago lives up to its standards of being diverse, academically rigourous, and a safe place for inquiry of all kinds. My experience so far has been fantastic, and I'm excited to come back for three more years.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The administration makes some messed up decisions

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Quality: One of the most beautiful college campuses I've ever seen

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: It's exactly what you would expect at a really academically rigorous, division III school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Diversity: This campus is super diverse with a wide range of students.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: As an art major it was a little difficult because there aren't nearly as many resources, classes, or professors available. If you're into math and science, this is the place for you.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: Really unparalleled. Sometimes way too hard but amazing education.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This is an amazing place for academics and the people I've met here are unparalleled in passions and interests. They never cease to amaze me.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are great resources for finding jobs and a lot of networking opportunities. It doesn't hurt that this is a top 5 school in the country.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Area: Chicago is the greatest city in the world, no question about it.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are of course people that lack social skills but the guys here are much cuter than expected. Bonus points for the fact that they're all super smart and ambitious.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Greek Life: It's great because it isn't like Greek life at state schools. It's very much participate-if-you-want. If you have no interest, that's fine, you don't need to have anything to do with it. But otherwise it's pretty fun and a good way to meet social people and get involved on campus with philanthropy events, etc. Sororities don't have houses.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: So much better than on-campus housing. Literally doesn't even compare.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Party Scene: Honestly so much better than everyone makes it out to be. There are frequent and relatively fun parties.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I like the food in Hyde Park and it's easy enough to access the city and surrounding neighborhoods if you're bored of it.

4 College Junior

Administration: They are pretty relaxed about most things and treat students like adults.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's not inedible but it isn't great either. Choices are boring and bland and basically always the same and it's super overpriced.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The Housing system is great in its uniqueness and how much it encourages spirit and friendship. My RHs and RAs were both amazing resources and people. My complaints are only within the administrational aspect - first, it's way too expensive and you need to be enrolled in a meal plan (which are complete ripoffs and the food is subpar) to be living in the dorms. This is largely why I moved out. Secondly, they make getting out of your contract for whatever reason absurdly difficult. Overall, I loved my house and house culture but it was not worth the downsides that came with it.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus and am not planning on leaving campus for next year, so I don't know much.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Expensive, but it's Chicago. You can find anything you want.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: They understand that we are college students, and there are certain things we are going to do (drink, party, etc.)

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is okay, pretty rape-y. Frats suck, and there aren't many other options.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: They don't really give out aid. I didn't get any, and a lot of my friends couldn't come here because they couldn't get aid either.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Doesn't taste good, never have plates or silverware, too salty, no good vegetarian protein options.

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The University of Chicago is a unique place, and you won’t find a common opinion about the school. Some people will say it’s too nerdy. Others will say people are pessimistic. And even others will claim that they didn’t have access to the city of Chicago. The truth is the school is what you make of it. The academics are challenging—there is no way you can coast through; however, they’re also manageable. You will definitely meet great and interesting people in your classes. You can also develop fantastic relationships with professors that you’ll still have in 20 years. You will learn more than you ever thought possible, and just the process of discovering a new way to think will have a lifelong impact.

At U of C, there is an opportunity to be social on so many different levels. You can get involved in a new organization or try Greek life. While there might not be a raging party going on every night, that doesn’t mean you need to stay holed up in your room, pouring over calculus problems. There is enough of a party scene if you’re willing to take risks and try hanging out with different people. If you don’t have anything to do on campus on a Friday night, you still have the entire city of Chicago at your disposal. With so many events going on downtown, it’s impossible to be bored. If you don’t learn to use public transportation, you will feel a little stuck in Hyde Park. However, once you get your feet wet and experience your first CTA train, you’ll never fear public transportation again. Most people come out of this school looking back at Hull Gate and thinking, “It was worth it.” You’ll have your ups and downs. There will be nights you throw a textbook across the room or go through an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s. However, in the end, this place is special.

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