College Corner: University of Chicago


Julia Baggio

University of Chicago

One of the greatest yet underrated cities in the world is Chicago, Illinois. The city itself is full of life with an abundance of restaurants, museums and bold architecture. The University of Chicago is located on a 217-acre campus on Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood which is near Lake Michigan. If you are looking for a rigorous academic challenge mixed with the warmth of a city feel, University of Chicago should definitely be on your list. Some of the more popular majors include: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Mathematics, General; Political Science and Government, General; and Public Policy Analysis, General.


Can I get in?

Acceptance Rate: 8%

SAT Range: 1480-1580

ACT Range: 32-35


Fun Facts about Chicago


  • University of Chicago’s mascot is Phil the Phoenix
  • The Chicago River is the only river that flows backwards!
  • Chicago is home to jazz music