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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, I made the right choice.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'll see after I graduate!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't always feel safe but the school makes a valiant effort to keep it a safe place.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am a member and I love it. Great sense of community.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Big fan, it's been a great experience so far!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I very much enjoy being a spectator at sporting events! Great social events!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Despite being on the South side of chicago, the university takes a lot of steps needed to make sure campus is safe.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are one of the reasons to come to UChicago. They are extremely well educated, experts in their fields and care about the students.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree from UChicago is something that employers love to see.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice and now all dorms are very close to classes and dining halls.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very big to those in Greek life and not important to those outside of it.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The only thing lacking is student support, probably because people are stuck studying all the time.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The University of Chicago gets a bad reputation for being no fun, I have not found that to be the case. There is plenty to do and with a 15 minute drive to downtown Chicago any activity is obtainable. And of course the schooling is insanely good.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Considering it's south side Chicago, I generally feel pretty safe walking around even late at night

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Mostly good. When you get a good professor, life is great (as long as the curve is kind).

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am a first year undecided major. No useful comment.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: House community can easily become the nexus of your social circle, most are pretty tight knit (though some notably more than others)

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not involved and, from what I have heard existing on the periphery, I am better off for it

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity athletics are important to varsity athletes while the rest of the campus mostly ignores them. Some of the houses have a pretty big intramural sports culture.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love it and hate it. The "where fun comes to die" slogan is not the case if you put in the effort to find opportunities. That being said, the academics are intense and the study-till-you-die mentality can be pervasive.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Lots of great options within and outside of majors.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There's a lot of diversity on campus. Also, different facilities for different types of minorities.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: It there if you want it but you never have to see it if you don't want to.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Different options are available if you choose to pursue them. Not a huge factor in campus life.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Like any school experience I think you'll get out of it what you put into it. The application is unique with the essay. The question options change each year and are not standard admission essay topics.

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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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