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University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-5418
+1 773-702-1234
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Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour
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Chicago South Side Tour with Optional River Cruise
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Welcome to the University of Chicago! Founded in 1890 through a gift from John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is an intellectual destination and one of the world's premier academic institutions for inquiry, education, and discovery. UChicago draws inspired students and scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, placing us at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world. Beyond scholarly endeavors, visitors can tour architecture from neo-Gothic to contemporary, meander through lush botanic gardens, experience a broad array of visual performing arts, bike along the historic Midway Plaisance, and discover many other cultural treasures both on campus and off. Hyde Park Community The main University campus is situated just seven miles south of downtown Chicago in the vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood-a tight-knit, diverse community bursting with coffee shops, restaurants, and bookstores. The newly revitalized 53rd Street corridor has become an epicenter for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Hyde Park is also the heart of Museum Campus South, a consortium of museums and cultural institutions on Chicago's Culture Coast including the DuSable Museum of African American History, Museum of Science and Industry, Frank Lloyd Wright's Frederick C. Robie House, the Renaissance Society, and the UChicago's own Smart Museum of Art, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and the Oriental Institute Museum. UChicago's Global Impact The University is shaped and inspired by the city of Chicago. Through growing partnerships with neighbors, UChicago is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic development of the South Side-and to the global reach of its vibrant city. In all we do, we are driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions-and to contribute and expand our knowledge to enrich human life.
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5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-5418
Hyde Park
+1 773-702-1234
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The University of Chicago has one of the most gorgeous university campuses I have ever come across. A must visit if ever in Chicago.

Thank Rishabh G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a bus out to Hyde Park to see this campus and we enjoyed it very much. It was a lovely bright Autumn afternoon and we wandered around the campus enjoying the vibe. Robbie House is close and worth a visit if you are...More

Thank nuala372
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were in town for college visits and first up was University of Chicago. The campus is absolutely incredible and exceeded our lofty expectations. The school's reputation is impeccable and if your son/daughter is fortunate enough to gain admittance, they'll be in great shape after...More

1  Thank Lawrence G
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

My sister was a student and than a professor at this university so I went there quite often to visit her and to take advantage of all the attractions this neighborhood has to offer. A lot of concerts. Free! And great architecture and still a...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The school is quite large as it has both graduate and undergraduate. It has gothic architectures and many libraries.

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you've never been to Europe and seen places like Oxford University, or the Paris-Sorbonne university this might appear ornate and historic, but if you HAVE...this campus is nothing special, other than being a quiet oasis in the city!

Thank Anne V
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We took the metro train and then a bus to get to the campus to visit the Oriental Museum. We enjoyed this museum more than we did the Field Museum. The exhibits were just more interesting to us, as well as, being better lit and...More

Thank 210SATX
Reviewed 24 August 2017

finest school for thought Best antidote for those currently embracing ignorance. Hyde Park changes, but the experience for thinking people from all o ver remains the same.

Thank ADog56
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Attended our daughter's graduation. Loved the organization of the entire day. So much tradition! First, the convocation, then a boxed lunch was provided for all in attendance, on to the individual houses degree ceremonies. What a wonderful day on a historic and beautiful campus.

Thank 476luans
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Toured the campus and attended an information session with about 1000 other prospective students and parents. Beautiful architecture and landscaping. Pleasantly surprised that it was not totally urban.

Thank iowa_mom_ks
Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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