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Jason
What is your overall opinion of this school?

If I had to describe the experience I had at UChicago in one word it would be transformative. I don't think I will ever exper...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If I had to describe the experience I had at UChicago in one word it would be transformative. I don't think I will ever experience a place that is as intellectually stimulating; everyone I've met at UChicago is incredibly interesting and intelligent. There were some ups and downs, but overall it is an experiences that I am truly thankful I had, and I am so glad I chose to come here for college. Also, I was first apprehensive of the "Where Fun Comes to Die" thing, but it is 100% false. There is plenty of fun on campus, both non-traditional fun and tradition college fun (i.e. partying). You just have to not be a recluse.

Graham
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Campus really does have something for everyone. From greek life to gaming to the arts there are so many great communities on...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Campus really does have something for everyone. From greek life to gaming to the arts there are so many great communities on campus. The housing system here is truly unique and really fosters a sense of community, many of your friends will be housemates. The quarter system is also great because everything goes by so quickly, there is truly no time to get bored. The university has the feel and curriculum of a small liberal arts school, but it has the research facilities, the funding and the opportunities of a major research school, it truly is the best of both worlds! There is no stereotypical UChicago student experience, because there truly are so many opportunities. On top of all this, Hyde Park is a great college neighborhood, so many of the residents have ties to the school. Also, downtown Chicago is 7 mile away!

Andrew
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UChicago is not a place for casual academics; we take "the life of the mind" seriously, and it shows. From our libraries, to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UChicago is not a place for casual academics; we take "the life of the mind" seriously, and it shows. From our libraries, to our cafes, to the Quad once the snow has melted in Spring, you're sure to hear lively debates on philosophy, politics, even math.

Abigail
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe the University of Chicago is a wonderful institution. I have found the reputation of rigorous academics to be right...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe the University of Chicago is a wonderful institution. I have found the reputation of rigorous academics to be right on par but I can say that the university does a great job of supporting students through it. Each student is assigned an academic adviser, career adviser, and a major adviser all of which are available and knowledgeable. The housing system also creates a welcoming environment through assigning each student to a house (yes, like in Harry Potter) comprised of students from all majors and grade levels. This gives students, first years especially, to interact with people of all interests and form a strong house bond built on years of tradition. Overall, I've found that the university does a great job of fostering a supportive community and the students buy into it which has made my experience a positive one.

Kelvin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very good academics. Tough as hell. If you want an easier time, go to Harvard (they have nice grade inflation). Never a shor...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very good academics. Tough as hell. If you want an easier time, go to Harvard (they have nice grade inflation). Never a shortage of extracurricular and academic opportunities. Small classes except for maybe gen chem and first year social science. Everyone here is a nerd, but not 100% nerd. If you're looking to party every night, stay away. If you're looking to party every weekend, come thru it's lit.

Logan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love my college. It is my home away from home, and I always feel like I am surrounded by a community that is liv...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love my college. It is my home away from home, and I always feel like I am surrounded by a community that is lively, intellectual and fun. I cannot wait to continue spending time with all of the great friends that I have made in this very short amount of time because I know that not only will they provide me endless opportunities for diversion, but they will also push me to do my absolute best in everything I pursue.

Ayush
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Emily
Go to the University of Chicago

It's stressful, but overall the campus is such a wonderfully stimulating academic environment.

Go to the University of Chicago

It's stressful, but overall the campus is such a wonderfully stimulating academic environment.

Alec
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew how depressing the student body was. I wish I knew how few people were interested in sporting events. I wish I ...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew how depressing the student body was. I wish I knew how few people were interested in sporting events. I wish I knew how hard it was to meet normal people. I wish I knew how impractical a lot of the classes were. I wish I knew how much I would dislike the CORE curriculum. I wish I knew how few people have school pride on campus. I wish I knew practically the entire student body is depressed.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who are looking for a social life should not attend this school. People looking to have fun in college should not attend this school. People looking for lively on campus housing should not attend this school. People looking for a safe college neighborhood should not attend this school. People looking for high GPA's should not attend this school. People who are looking for a college focused on undergraduate learning should not attend this school, it is much more focused on graduate students.

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  • 5,703
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $47,514
  • Acceptance rate
  • 13%

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