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 3399 students.

The University of Chicago was actually a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. Today, the school hosts 19 intercollegiate sports and 474 athletes, with the top sports being Football, Soccer, 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
3,399

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:
Blackstone House, Breckinridge House, Broadview Hall, BurtonJudson Courts, E th St Apartments, International House, Maclean 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 - Midwest Conference
    Basketball - University Athletic Association
    Baseball - Independent Great Lakes Region
    Cross Country/Track - University Athletic Association

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2019

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 145 92
Baseball 35
Basketball 17 15
Football 99
Soccer 30 28
Softball 15
Swimming and Diving 32 33
Tennis 11 10
Volleyball 12
Wrestling 28
Data from 2016-2017
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football

 

 

Athletic Summary
Total # athletes
474

 

Male Athletes 397
Female Athletes 205

 

Total sports revenue
$5,175,971

Total sports expenses
$5,175,971

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$75,849 (5.5)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$78,780 (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%


Nearby Restaurants

Nana

Miles From Campus: 3.89

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Miles From Campus: 6.66

Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe

Miles From Campus: 6.69

Girl & the Goat

Miles From Campus: 6.98

Au Cheval

Miles From Campus: 7.01

Little Goat Diner

Miles From Campus: 7.03

The Purple Pig

Miles From Campus: 7.13

Three Dots and a Dash

Miles From Campus: 7.15

Yolk - Streeterville

Miles From Campus: 7.19

Xoco

Miles From Campus: 7.19

Eataly

Miles From Campus: 7.24

Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken

Miles From Campus: 7.31

Quartino Ristorante

Miles From Campus: 7.33

Portillo's Hot Dogs

Miles From Campus: 7.36

Nini's Deli

Miles From Campus: 7.78

Breakfast House

Miles From Campus: 7.92

Velvet Taco

Miles From Campus: 7.93

Flo

Miles From Campus: 8.07

WHISK

Miles From Campus: 8.37

The Spice House

Miles From Campus: 8.49

Fatso's Last Stand

Miles From Campus: 8.52

Feed

Miles From Campus: 8.84

The Delta

Miles From Campus: 9.12

Dove's Luncheonette

Miles From Campus: 9.18

5411 Empanadas

Miles From Campus: 9.28

Angry Pig Tavern

Miles From Campus: 9.28

Small Cheval

Miles From Campus: 9.49

Pequod's Pizzeria

Miles From Campus: 9.72

Irazú Costa Rican Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 9.73

Del Seoul

Miles From Campus: 9.92

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits

Miles From Campus: 10.23

Serai

Miles From Campus: 10.24

Lonesome Rose

Miles From Campus: 10.27

Crisp

Miles From Campus: 10.39

Giant

Miles From Campus: 10.39

Mini Mott

Miles From Campus: 10.96

Lula Cafe

Miles From Campus: 11

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Miles From Campus: 11.81

Smoque BBQ

Miles From Campus: 12.89

Little Bad Wolf

Miles From Campus: 13.86
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Nearby Social Spots

Cafecito

Miles From Campus: 6.12

Intelligentsia Coffee

Miles From Campus: 6.3

Art Institute of Chicago

Miles From Campus: 6.35

Millennium Park

Miles From Campus: 6.59

Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee

Miles From Campus: 6.76

Green Street Smoked Meats

Miles From Campus: 6.97

Shaw's Crab House

Miles From Campus: 7.09

Bavette's Bar & Boeuf

Miles From Campus: 7.13

Carnivale

Miles From Campus: 7.14

Bandera Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 7.19

The Aviary

Miles From Campus: 7.21

Tanta

Miles From Campus: 7.27

TWO Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 7.6

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

Miles From Campus: 7.87

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Miles From Campus: 7.96

Garfield Park Conservatory

Miles From Campus: 8.98

The Wormhole Coffee

Miles From Campus: 9.05

Big Star

Miles From Campus: 9.17

The Violet Hour

Miles From Campus: 9.17

Lincoln Park Zoo

Miles From Campus: 9.25

Handlebar

Miles From Campus: 9.4

Ipsento

Miles From Campus: 9.97

Sapori Trattoria

Miles From Campus: 10.14

Revolution Brewing

Miles From Campus: 10.53

The Chicago Diner

Miles From Campus: 10.55

The Chicago Diner

Miles From Campus: 10.97

Longman & Eagle

Miles From Campus: 11.16

Wrigley Field

Miles From Campus: 11.29

Kuma's Corner - Belmont

Miles From Campus: 11.58

The Bad Apple

Miles From Campus: 12.5

Gather

Miles From Campus: 12.85
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