Chicago, IL
University of Chicago


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Michael
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I thought I was coming to live in Chicago. Instead, I am ashamed every day to live in a walled fortress where our private pol...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I thought I was coming to live in Chicago. Instead, I am ashamed every day to live in a walled fortress where our private police force harasses any black person who walks across campus. I spent the last week begging potential employers to let me take a job even though I have strange qualifications from being on the quarter system and don't graduate until mid-June and being denied basic healthcare with my university insurance. The academics here are good, and they occasionally give good financial aid, so it is a good option if you are willing to hole up in a lab for 4 years, frantically defend your scholarship and go straight to PhD, but if you want any other things from your college experience, or can't afford to have your scholarship pulled out from under you I would not apply.

Zoe
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University of Chicago is a big campus but it's worth it. I love the harry poter theme of each place on campus. The food is a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Chicago is a big campus but it's worth it. I love the harry poter theme of each place on campus. The food is amazing , The dorms are nice size although the closets are quite small. My overall rating is a five. They only thing I despite about University Of Chicago is the Greek Life sucks it needs to be improved.

Ashley
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The University of Chicago was a challenging school to attend that made me work hard and adapt my thinking and studying skills...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Chicago was a challenging school to attend that made me work hard and adapt my thinking and studying skills as a student. There was little in terms of real life training that led to difficulty once graduating. It was a great experience and I enjoyed my time there but I would have done things differently in terms of my studies if I could do it again.

Anne
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The University of Chicago is a fantastic institution. The atmosphere is very intellectual, and many students partake in inter...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Chicago is a fantastic institution. The atmosphere is very intellectual, and many students partake in interesting discourse with their peers, as well as faculty members. I have had the pleasure of interacting with outstanding faculty who have provided me with mentorship and guidance in my academic career. I absolutely love the place.

Stevie
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There is something about the feel of stepping onto a college campus for the first time, whether it be for the very first time...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There is something about the feel of stepping onto a college campus for the first time, whether it be for the very first time or for the first time at said college. A person can feel the city's traits all around them through the campus. It may be a fast paced, urban area or a slow paced, rural area, and that depends on the location of the college. The University of Chicago is located in a great city that has many opportunities for students. It is a very diverse and accepting community that is ready for anything. There is a sense of camaraderie from the moment that the new students walk through the gargoyles as freshmen to the time they walk across the stage as graduates. There are many different majors and minors for study, clubs, and on-campus activities for students to participate. These can range from doing a lab research with a favorite professor to playing bingo for groceries in the dorm hall to watching the football team, and cheering on the Maroons. All of these traits put together make a perfect home for the next stage of a young adult's life. The University of Chicago makes an opportunity rich environment that is ripe for the taking.

Alissa
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The University of Chicago seems to be very active on and off campus. The campus is beautiful and the people are very welcomin...

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The University of Chicago seems to be very active on and off campus. The campus is beautiful and the people are very welcoming and nice. The school gives off a strong academic vibe in which says a lot about the campus in general. I would love to attend that school one of these days.

Cynthia
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The University of Chicago prides itself on being academically rigorous and pushing students out of their comfort zones. The l...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Chicago prides itself on being academically rigorous and pushing students out of their comfort zones. The liberal arts school has a well-developed core that gives students the opportunity to delve into great minds (e.g. Hobbes, Marx, Smith, Aristotle, Descartes) so that they can challenge themselves with differing viewpoints and arguments no matter what their goals or career paths are. I think this is very important to the development of the student himself; it pushes students to think, to think through questions and problems, and to come up with answers that are supported by evidence. Therefore, much of the education at UChicago focuses on theory. While some students hope for a more practical approach and real-life applications of what is learned in class, I think that the education the university provides is important and rewarding. Housing on campus is well-structured, with "Houses" that build communities of students and facilitates friendships. There are options off-campus as well, and many students live in apartments. Additionally, the dining on campus is decent and the campus is very secure (there are police officers at every block). The location of the university also means that students have access to all that Chicago has to offer (events, diversity, etc.). Overall, the University of Chicago is a great place to gain a solid education.

Ahona
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An excellent school with a motivated student body who is here to work and succeed, but is sometimes beat down by the pressure...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

An excellent school with a motivated student body who is here to work and succeed, but is sometimes beat down by the pressure and expectations present here. The enormous amount of pressure is often crippling for students, and it becomes a poorer existence here when we are not as happy as we could be.

Egor
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It is very nice place for visit and for studying.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is very nice place for visit and for studying.

Angela
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UChicago has become a sanctuary to me, both in how it provides a space that encourages learning and personal growth and how i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UChicago has become a sanctuary to me, both in how it provides a space that encourages learning and personal growth and how it houses a population of lively, quirky students who have made me feel at home through the conversations and friendships I’ve experienced. Though we joke often about our motto of “UChicago’s where fun comes to die!”, I’ve experienced many classes that are refreshingly rigorous in encouraging genuine and engaged discussions on the mind-opening and thought-provoking texts we read. I also immensely appreciate UChicago’s Housing system, having lived in a House with a rich House culture and strong sense of community. My House has become a family to me and I'm grateful to be surrounded by so many brilliant and thoughtful people. I would say the main two issues I’ve had with UChicago have been how expensive it costs to be a student at the university and the management style of the university administration. In talking to other students, I’ve found that the financial burden of being a student here weighs heavily in all of our minds. Additionally, many of us have expressed concerns about the measures (or lackthereof) UChicago has taken to support us, especially students of color and students with mental health disorders who have shared stories of feeling unwelcome when approaching UChicago staff for help.

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