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As we prepare to release your admissions decision on December 17th (late afternoon), we want to take this moment to say "thank you”—you are ALL amazing. You have poured out your hearts to trees, conjured up your own magical incantations, stretched your minds to the edges of the Earth, and looked back to find X. You are among the most brilliant, ambitious, and academically qualified students in the world.

Best wishes to you all,
James G. Nondorf
Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid

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Admissions News

A Video Overview of the Core Curriculum

UChicago's Core Curriculum is an excellent liberal arts foundation that is applicable to any major and all future endeavors. Explore the Core with current students Paloma B. and Ciara C. in this video overview.

Chicago Theater Scene

The city of Chicago has long been a bastion of explosive and experimental creativity. Read more about Chicago’s world-renowned live theater scene from the New York Times!

UChicago Announces Astrophysics Major

Students in the new astrophysics major will follow in the footsteps of eminent UChicago scholars and more deeply explore the great mysteries of the universe. Learn more

Alumnus and Former Faculty Receives Nobel

We are thrilled to announce that Paul Romer, an alumnus and former faculty member of the University of Chicago, has been named as a recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics! His achievement has placed him among 91 scholars associated with the University of Chicago who have been honored with Nobel Prizes. Learn more

UChicago Empower Initiative Launched

UChicago's exciting access initiative creates new flexibility in the application process, generates new scholarships and support for first-generation and underserved students, and recognizes those who serve our country and communities. Learn more

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Good deeds have a profound impact on our students, and we are grateful for the generous support and contributions from friends of UChicago. Thank you, from all of us in Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Advancement.