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University of Chicago


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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.

Julia
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The Unveristy of Chicago is unique because it places emphasis on learning for the sake of learning and asks students to quest...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The Unveristy of Chicago is unique because it places emphasis on learning for the sake of learning and asks students to question peers and professors before taking information as fact. Even though it has a relatively large campus, the way in which housing is organized creates a familial atmopshere and dilutes competitiveness between students.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about the University of Chicago is the lack of non-work-study job opportunities available to undergraduate students. Most jobs only pay students that are qualified for work-study, while others are required to work just as much but are only considered as "volunteers." Despite the fact that some students have a family income above the set amount to be considered work-study, the majority job opportunities on campus neglect to provide some monetary income regardless of whether or not the student is receiving financial aid.

Abaris
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To quote the writter, revolutionary Ram Dass, "Be Here Now". Which still today I havn't fully embodied this way of life, but...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To quote the writter, revolutionary Ram Dass, "Be Here Now". Which still today I havn't fully embodied this way of life, but I know its power. I don't regret my senor year in high, though I am a drop out. I was proposed a situation to summit or rebel, I rebeled. I was acussed of hacking into my high schools web site and posting pornografy to the home page, which I never did I'd like to add. At the time life seemed full of possibilities. I had life by the short and curly. I was working full time living on my own. Getting good grades, even taking Italian courses at the local community collage. I hastily made a grand scene in the principles office with curse words flying as well as books. I felt there was nothing I could say or do to change my path in life. So I left, dropped out as they call it. Since that day I have had to work twice or three times as hard to make my way. So I say to Abaris at any age, especially the one that recklasly abandanded his future at 17, be here now!

Andrea
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Rigorous, at times feels impossible, but guarantees a sense of accomplishment upon completing your studies.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Rigorous, at times feels impossible, but guarantees a sense of accomplishment upon completing your studies.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school senior, I was excited about the opportunity ahead of me. I was looking forward to living on campus, taking classes with renowned professors, and making new friends. At the same time, I was feeling nostalgic. I was sad about leaving behind a school that had become home for four years, separating from great friends, and worried about the independence that comes with college. Knowing what I know now, I would tell myself to open myself up to the possibilities and opportunities available. I would say to not be afraid to try new things and put yourself out there. Treasure the memories and experiences that you have every day and learn from them. Do not be afraid to leave a safe space and separate from friends because you can create a new space in college and friends will remain in touch if there is an effort on both parts. I would tell myself to join in on different activities and as tired as you are, get up early and exercise as it is a good start to the day. Lastly, because you have a big meal plan, treat more people to lunch.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The thing I brag about most is the academic rigor. In detail, I highlight the high expectations that professors had, the goals students set for themselves, and the quality of work that was encouraged. My undergraduate career prepared me well for graduate school. The expectations that were set helped me focus, work hard, and learn more about my capabilities. The skills I acquired at the University of Chicago have proved valuable adn necessary for graduate school.

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