The University of Chicago is a private institution that was founded in 1890. The university is located in Chicago, Illinois, in the Midwest region of the U.S. Around 40 percent of the university’s student body studies at the undergraduate level. The university’s academic calendar is based on a quarter system and the language of instruction is English. Roughly 10 percent of undergraduates and 30 percent of graduate students are international. Housing is guaranteed for all four years for undergraduates, and some university housing is available for graduate students as well.
The university is made up of an undergraduate college and multiple graduate divisions and professional schools. Several University of Chicago graduate schools are highly ranked, including the Booth School of Business, the Law School and the Pritzker School of Medicine. The highly regarded University of Chicago Medical Center is a teaching hospital for the university’s medical students. In addition to its main campus in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, the university has several facilities located overseas, including centers in Paris, Beijing and New Delhi, which facilitate study abroad, student exchange and research. Students in the Booth Executive MBA program can study at campuses in Hong Kong and London.
The university manages two U.S. Department of Energy laboratories: One focuses on energy, the environment and national security-related research, and the other on particle physics. A third affiliated lab is the Marine Biological Laboratory located in Massachusetts. Annually, upward of 300 visiting scientists, summer staff and research associates from many universities around the world – in addition to the year-round employees – are involved with MBL activities.
2023 Indicator Rankings
Thirteen indicators were used to calculate this institution’s overall Best Global Universities rank. Here is a breakdown of how this institution ranked relative to other schools for each indicator.