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 3260 students.

The University of Chicago was actually a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. Today, the school hosts 19 intercollegiate sports and 450 athletes, with the top sports being Football, Basketball, Soccer. 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

Residence hall capacity

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

Must all students live on campus?

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

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - South Atlantic Conference
    Basketball - University Athletic Association
    Baseball - Independent Great Lakes Region
    Cross Country/Track - University Athletic Association

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2018

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 152 99
Baseball 30
Basketball 19 14
Football 93
Soccer 26 28
Softball 16
Swimming and Diving 31 29
Tennis 17 10
Volleyball 14
Wrestling 22
Data from 2015-2016
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 296
Female Athletes 154


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$69,588 (5.5)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$76,981 (6.5)

Campus Services and Programs

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?


Nearby Restaurants

Chicago Pizza Tours

Miles From Campus: 6.71
I cannot recommend this tour enough. Our tour guide was Danny, and he was funny, engaging and knowledgeable. Our specific tour started at Pizanos, where we...


Miles From Campus: 7.06
We had New Year's eve dinner. If you are in Chicago, it's worth to try. From the start to the end, the perfect dinner I ever had. Service was just right....

Bavette's Bar & Boeuf

Miles From Campus: 7.13
As excellent as its 4.5 star yelp rating. Bavette's is a gem. An awfully inaccessible gem, what with only 9 or 10pm reservations available on OpenTable,...

Adagio Teas

Miles From Campus: 7.29
Incredible selection, good prices, and a passionate and friendly staff. I feel like a kid in a candy store when at Adagio.

cake sweet food chicago

Miles From Campus: 7.52
This place is amazing. I would like to start by saying the I havent had any cake from here. Yet. But looking for something special for my wife, I stumbled...

Epic Spices

Miles From Campus: 8.19
Considering this is my favorite place in a of Chicago, this post is insanely overdue. I've been there quite a handful times over the last year, and have...

The Spice House

Miles From Campus: 8.49
I absolutely love it here! Being of Indian descent and growing up in a household where every meal was curated with so many different spices, this place is...

Kai Zan

Miles From Campus: 8.69
Highly recommend the chef's choice omakase! I've been back for the same thing, three times now, it's truly worth every penny. When you make a reservation...

Puerto Rico Food & Liquors

Miles From Campus: 8.9
This is a very delayed review, as we moved from Chicago over 2 years ago, but I cannot praise Junior and his shop enough. Some of the nicest people I met in...


Miles From Campus: 8.91
Plainly stated: a bucket list foodie destination that combines all of the senses in an interactive and whimsical journey of gastronomic excellence! If I...

Spinning J

Miles From Campus: 9.07
I stumbled upon Spinning J on a random Friday afternoon and I'm SO glad I did. 1) The atmosphere- SUPER cute retro diner feel. It was so cozy and I loved...

Katherine Anne Confections

Miles From Campus: 10.11
I stumbled onto this adorable shop after dinner last night. My friend and I excitedly perused the many, many options in this shabby chic shop complete with...

Freddy's Pizza

Miles From Campus: 10.2
Such a cool little place! We had family in from out of town and wanted a nice home-cooked meal without actually having to cook. We ordered: Chicken...

Life Spring Health Foods & Juice Bar

Miles From Campus: 10.7
Stopped in there to pick up some pre workout supplements. The guys in there were very friendly and appreciative of my business. Not to mention their...


Miles From Campus: 10.91
I like to keep things concise, but there are a number of reasons why I love this place: 1. The ambiance is the best part. I would say there's at least 3...

Two Hearted Queen

Miles From Campus: 11.05
A good coffee shop is a place that feels like a home away from your home, except it's better because you don't have to wash the dishes or pick up after the...

Loving Heart

Miles From Campus: 12.21
Amazing. Fresh, perfectly prepared vegan and organic food. Quick, friendly service from the walk-up style counter. Very casual. Great, subtle music...

Sushi Joon

Miles From Campus: 14.09
for someone who lives about 30 mins away, I've become somewhat of a regular customer! Joon is one of the sweetest people ever and that makes this experience...

Pasta Fresh

Miles From Campus: 14.96
I scored some fresh white truffles and needed some fresh egg pasta to make a dish worthy of them. Enter Pasta Fresh, the only place I know that cranks out...
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Nearby Social Spots

The Field Museum

Miles From Campus: 5.39
This museum blew my expectations that I ended up spending my whole day here. And I'm quite happy with that :) From the minute I walked in, I was surrounded...


Miles From Campus: 6.12
Great spot for a quick and cheap bite. The only thing I've ever ordered here is the Ropa Vieja (sandwich, not platter), and I see no reason to change. It...

Room Escape Adventures

Miles From Campus: 6.14
I hate zombies, but I liked Hector. Went with a big group of friends for a birthday party, and it was perfect. Hector and Mary, our zombie and doctor,...

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Miles From Campus: 6.28
Definitely worth the cost to see all the holiday lights without having to drive through Chicago traffic! On top of that, the docent imparts so much...

Art Institute of Chicago

Miles From Campus: 6.35
What more can be said about the Art Institute? It is a fantastic museum and I must-see place for everyone visiting Chicago. To start, it is in a fantastic...

Millennium Park

Miles From Campus: 6.6
I'm not really big on touristy areas because of the crowd and Millennium Park is no joke - there's so many people surrounding the bean, less in the evening....

Chicago Cultural Center

Miles From Campus: 6.62
Mirror, mirror on the wall... Which is the most overdue review of them all?! When I first began a Chicago blog a million years ago (and abandoned about 800...

Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee

Miles From Campus: 6.76
You get the best options when you preorder and have it delivered, from my experience. Every time I've gone to the shop, there are always limited options...

Green Street Smoked Meats

Miles From Campus: 6.97
Green Street is a hidden GEM in the West Loop. If BBQ is your thing, this will not disappoint! The restaurant has the feel of a rustic saloon complete with...

Au Cheval

Miles From Campus: 7.01
What more can be said about this place. Yes, the burgers REALLY are that good. Yes, it's worth the wait. Go next door and grab a drink while you wait......

Shaw's Crab House

Miles From Campus: 7.09
Amazing Food!!! Just loved the Food...Drinks... This is the BEST and TOP Seafood restaurant in Chicago...


Miles From Campus: 7.14
Went to Carnivale for my son birthday and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and service. We were fortunate that the Carnival was...

Three Dots and a Dash

Miles From Campus: 7.15
Went to this place two nights ago well hidden behind Frontera Grill, once you enter you start feeling the Hawaiian vibe. We opted to seat at the bar and...


Miles From Campus: 7.16
Nice cocktail /whiskey bar. It is attached to the Palomar hotel which has a British "Boden" type of feel to it ,which is very cool. So of course, if u...

Bandera Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 7.19
I was in town for a conference and needed to find a spot to have dinner with my boss. Originally, I was looking to dine here on Valentine's Day, but they...

The Aviary

Miles From Campus: 7.21
This is the critically acclaimed experimental cocktail bar by world famous restaurateur Grant Achatz, who you may recognize is also behind the 3-star...

Eataly - Chicago

Miles From Campus: 7.24
I love Eataly. I've embraced this Italian superstore ever since it graced us its presence a few years ago. My favorite thing to do is get some gelato or...


Miles From Campus: 7.26
As part of Restaurant Week 2018, I remained seated at the table contemplating the complex flavors in dessert: ice cream accompanied with shortbread cookies...

Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken

Miles From Campus: 7.31
Lunch in the city for less than $10, score! This place was so great and I wish that I was able to make it back before I left to bring some home. Great...
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