About the University of Chicago

About UChicago

For more than 125 years, the University of Chicago has forged its own path.

This has led to new schools of thought and a transformative education for students. As one of the world’s top research institutions, we have laid the groundwork for breakthroughs across the sciences, medicine, economics, law, business, history, culture, the arts, and humanistic inquiry.

UChicago is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where scholars and students are propelled to do their best work in an open, challenging atmosphere of intellectual freedom. We are civic-minded, using our research and resources to enhance life for our neighbors in Hyde Park and the city of Chicago.

We shape and define fields

UChicago scholars are driven by intellectual debate and a search for new evidence.

We believe freedom of expression is fundamental

Free and open discourse is the foundation of a transformative education and world-changing research.

We tackle the world’s most pressing issues

Through research, discovery, and community partnerships, UChicago scholars and students are tackling complex problems—from solving crime at scale to combating climate change.

University of Chicago graduates

Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies

The Graham School is the convener of the Master of Liberal Arts degree. We are one of UChicago’s three original divisions, and our mission is to deliver transformative education by extending the University’s intellectual resources and distinctive scholarly approach.

Graham brings the best of what University of Chicago offers together in one place for accomplished professionals and ambitious lifelong learners. We offer a seamless online learning experience that combines flexibility with rigor. The programs and courses engage learners from all walks of life and from all around the world in UChicago’s distinctive education.

University of Chicago Accolades and Figures

Since 1913, UChicago has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

No. 13
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023
No. 6
U.S. News Best National Universities Rankings 2023
Nobel laureates are affiliated with UChicago
193 K+
UChicago alumni worldwide
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