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Ahona
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...

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.

Emily
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It's a vibrant society of both intellectual thinkers and ambitious pragmatists. Most students have a fondness of liberal arts...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a vibrant society of both intellectual thinkers and ambitious pragmatists. Most students have a fondness of liberal arts education and the theoretical sides of academic studies, but it 's still a school beyond an ivory tower and a community where students care about both social issues and personal contributions to the real world. Even so, my favorite thing about uchicago is that the school never runs short of resources for all types of students and that no matter how career-oriented a person is, some built-in devices of the school's curriculum, such as the Core Curriculum, always push the student to get immersed in liberal arts learning and eventually benefit from these otherwise "unnecessary" efforts.

Erica
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University Of Chicago is an amazing institution that I am proud to attend. You can always find people that will be down to ta...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University Of Chicago is an amazing institution that I am proud to attend. You can always find people that will be down to talk about classes with you, explore Chicago, or stay in the dorms and order food. It is amazing listening to such highly qualified professors and such interesting students.

traci
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firstly my experience in this school was bad. no good care for student, the lecturer are not available. what really peace me...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

firstly my experience in this school was bad. no good care for student, the lecturer are not available. what really peace me off was everyday drug that happen in school compound which this as affected me and my Friends a lots. for this i and my friends will surely withdraw with immediate effect. SO BAD.

Jason
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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