Autumn on campus

We value rigorous inquiry

A diversity of people and ideas, coupled with free and open discourse, lays the foundation for students and scholars to bring forth original ideas that define fields and enrich human life.


Our scholars have led major breakthroughs in archaeological research, including carbon-14 dating.


UChicago scientists’ landmark sequencing of the octopus genome revealed the basis for intelligence and adaptive camouflage.

Solar Wind

Prof. Eugene Parker discovered the solar wind and became the namesake of a NASA mission to the sun.

Rare book collection

“Chicago Schools” define fields from economics and astrophysics to sociology and literary criticism.


UChicago Medicine performed historic back-to-back triple-organ transplants in 2018.

We foster independent thinking

Ecology class

Transformative education

Quantum lab

Field-defining research

We advance ideas and humanity

Martha Nussbaum speaking to group of people

Intellectual freedom

A teacher sits at a table with young students.

Community impact


Global impact

We welcome all

Only when different values, experiences, and perspectives are met with free and open discourse can education be truly transformative. This is why we continue to work together as an institution, and within our community, to promote a more inclusive environment on our campus and beyond.

We call Chicago home

Chicago is not only in our name, it’s woven into the fabric of this institution. Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood, we benefit from the diversity, arts, and vibrant culture of our South Side community.

Chicago skyline behind the lake

Chicago’s iconic skyline and Lake Michigan as seen from Hyde Park.


Musical performance at the Green Line Performing Arts Center, an arts incubator on Chicago's South Side.

Gothic architecture

Gothic spires rise above a 217-acre botanical garden on our Hyde Park campus.


The Hyde Park neighborhood is replete with cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, and museums.

Students walk through campus.

Students walk through the Main Quadrangles at the heart of the UChicago campus.