Autumn on campus
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Where do breakthrough discoveries and ideas come from?
We value rigorous inquiry
A diversity of people and ideas, coupled with free and open discourse, lays the foundation for students and scholars to bring forth original ideas that define fields and enrich human life.LEARN MORE
Our scholars have led major breakthroughs in archaeological research, including carbon-14 dating.
UChicago scientists’ landmark sequencing of the octopus genome revealed the basis for intelligence and adaptive camouflage.
Prof. Eugene Parker discovered the solar wind and became the namesake of a NASA mission to the sun.
“Chicago Schools” define fields from economics and astrophysics to sociology and literary criticism.
UChicago Medicine performed historic back-to-back triple-organ transplants in 2018.
We foster independent thinking
UChicago students develop the habits of mind and intellectual skills needed to confront complex challenges.
UChicago researchers have contributed to some of the world’s greatest discoveries, advancements, and bodies of knowledge.
We advance ideas and humanity
Faculty have a free and challenging environment in which to pursue the most original research.
As a community partner, we invest in Chicago’s South Side across such areas as health, education, economic growth, and the arts.
We are an international community of scholars working to solve the world's most pressing issues, with initiatives and programs on all seven continents.
We welcome all
Only when different values, experiences, and perspectives are met with free and open discourse can education be truly transformative. This is why we continue to work together as an institution, and within our community, to promote a more inclusive environment on our campus and beyond.
We call Chicago home
Chicago is not only in our name, it’s woven into the fabric of this institution. Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood, we benefit from the diversity, arts, and vibrant culture of our South Side community.LEARN MORE
Chicago’s iconic skyline and Lake Michigan as seen from Hyde Park.
Musical performance at the Green Line Performing Arts Center, an arts incubator on Chicago's South Side.
Gothic spires rise above a 217-acre botanical garden on our Hyde Park campus.
The Hyde Park neighborhood is replete with cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, and museums.
Students walk through the Main Quadrangles at the heart of the UChicago campus.