Campus life never quiets at UChicago. Freshmen are required to stay on campus and are guaranteed housing for the remaining years at school. There are 11 dorm halls with 38 assigned houses as well as 15 fraternities and 7 sororities. The halls can hold about 3528 students.

The University of Chicago was actually a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. Today, the school hosts 19 intercollegiate sports and 512 athletes, with the top sports being Football, Soccer, and Basketball. One famous athlete from UChicago is actually Edwin Hubble, the basketball player, 1910 Rhodes Scholar, distinguished scientist, and namesake for the Hubble Space Telescope. Alumni Jay Berwanger was the first student to ever win the Heisman Trophy, which is still on display at the school.

There is also plenty to do on campus, starting with the library. It’s the 9th largest in the United States, comprised of six buildings and over 11 million volumes. Two libraries are actually 24-hour study rooms as well. UChicago offers students academic/career counselling services, employment services for students, and placement services for completers.

For extracurricular activities, there are 450 registered student organizations ranging from the on campus radio station, WHPK, to cultural and religious groups to newspapers such as The College Maroon and South Side Weekly. The school also has Doc Films, the longest running film club. Students can volunteer to serve the community or participate in health, wellness, and fitness programs.

There are many traditions to take part in on campus including the annual Festival of the Arts or the Summer Breeze carnival and concert. There is also the notoriously famous U o C Scavenger Hunt, where students are required to find extremely esoteric items. Located in the heart of Chicago, students can also take time away from school and head out to the many parks, aquariums, zoos, museums, and more around the famous city.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing
Yes

Residence hall capacity
3,528

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals per week can vary

Must all students live on campus?
Yes

Residence halls on campus:
BurtonJudson Courts, Campus North Residential Commons, International House, Max Palevsky Residential Commons, S Drexel Ave Apartments, S Ingleside Ave Apartments, SnellHitchcock Halls, South Campus Residence Hall, Stoney Island Aparments, Vue Apartments

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - Midwest Conference
    Basketball - University Athletic Association
    Baseball - Midwest Conference
    Cross Country/Track - University Athletic Association

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2021

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 120 133
Baseball 35
Basketball 15 14
Football 91
Lacrosse 22
Soccer 27 30
Softball 20
Swimming and Diving 30 36
Tennis 10 10
Volleyball 18
Wrestling 27
Data from 2018
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football

 

 

Athletic Summary
Total # athletes
512

 

Male Athletes 297
Female Athletes 215

 

Total sports revenue
$5,636,677

Total sports expenses
$5,636,677

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$74,421 (6.5)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$87,865 (6.5)


Campus Services and Programs

Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?
No

 

Other
% of students with registered disabilities
7%


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