For over 100 years, the University of Chicago has offered its students a world-class education.
The First University of Chicago: In 1856, Judge Stephen A. Douglas offered 10 acres of land north of 35th Street and west of Cottage Grove Avenue for the first University of Chicago, which was founded in 1857. This first incarnation, not affiliated with the current University of Chicago lasted until 1886.
Incorporated: 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society and oil magnate John D. Rockefeller
Motto: Crescat scientia, vita excolatur (Let knowledge grow from more to more, and so be human life enriched.)
First Class: October 1, 1892 in the recently completed Cobb Hall
First President: William Rainey Harper (served 1891-1906)
Current President: Robert J. Zimmer
Nobel Laureates: 85 Nobel Prize winners have been faculty members, students, or researchers at the University, including 8 currently on staff
Campus and Location: 215-acre campus seven miles south of the main business district of Chicago. English Gothic architecture, designated a botanic garden in 1997
Hyde Park: a residential community of 43,000 in Chicago on the banks of Lake Michigan; home to more than 60% of the faculty
Faculty: 2,168 faculty and other academic personnel
Courtesy of College Admissions
Class of 2015:
Degrees: BA or BS in 50 majors; 29 minors
Top Seven Majors by Enrollment:
Student Organizations include: