Located in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood, just 20 minutes south of downtown Chicago, the University of Chicago is uniquely positioned to contribute to and draw from the strength and diversity of our world-class metropolis, as well as the world at large.
What do our campus and neighborhood look like?
We invite you to come stroll among the tall trees in the botanic garden that is our 217-acre campus. Look up to see the playful gargoyles that grace our buildings. Then, step inside to walk along the paths of Nobel laureates, dedicated teachers, researchers, and the leaders of tomorrow. Surrounding campus is Hyde Park, a home to lifelong residents, diverse ideas, beautiful vistas, and thriving culture. Hyde Park is home to more than 60 percent of our faculty. Parks, schools, restaurants, cafes, beautiful lakefront beaches and vistas, and community arts activities abound. And between thriving cultural, dining, and arts scenes, the streets of Hyde Park are abuzz with pedestrian traffic. Students actively engage with all the neighborhood has to offer, interacting with Hyde Park through its museums, restaurants, the 57th Street Art Fair, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, movies, concerts, plays, the Neighborhood Schools Program, and other research and volunteering opportunities.
The University of Chicago is committed to supporting the health, safety, and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff. We offer a Student Care Center, the Student Counseling and Resource Service, and numerous resources for student safety in an urban campus environment. The Student Care Center, part of the University of Chicago Medical Center, is available by appointment for any student who wants to meet with a health professional. The Student Counseling and Resource Service is available for individual and group therapy, medication management, support groups, ADHD services, and offers an Academic Skills Assessment Program and classes on topics such as note-taking and speed-reading. Students also call on their academic advisers and Resident Heads in the Housing System for academic and personal support. The Department of Safety and Security and certified University of Chicago Police Department offer services including registering your bike, accompanying you if you’re unsure of where you’re going at night or are traveling alone, and educating you in self-defense classes. Additionally, UChicago has a network of blue-light emergency phones and nighttime transportation around Hyde Park.
The City of Chicago
Chicago is our laboratory, our playground, and our muse. Students take advantage of Chicago’s internships, sports, neighborhoods, concerts, restaurants, and vast research opportunities. Through the Chicago Studies Program, they even study the city itself.