Life in Chicago

You may know it as the “Second City,” but Chicago is where the world’s first skyscrapers were erected, where the world’s favorite museum resides, and where modern improvisational comedy was invented.

When you join the UChicago community, you become part of a fascinating and diverse city of 2.7 million people who live in 77 distinct communities, including our campus home of Hyde Park. You have the opportunity to experience the advantages of city life while enjoying the support of UChicago’s many resources.

UChicago’s ivy-covered campus is host to a community of students, faculty, staff, and visitors who engage in inspired work and play, from spirited discussions on academics and art to competitions in athletics and innovation. We carry the core mission of the University—changing the world through the power of ideas—to life far outside the classroom.