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 4584 students.
The University of Chicago was actually a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. Today, the school hosts 19 intercollegiate sports and 552 athletes, with the top sports being Track and Field, Outdoor, Lacrosse, and Baseball. 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.
|Sport||# of Men||# of Women|
|Track and Field, Outdoor||45||46|
Data from 2020