One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.
Located in the third largest metropolitan area in the nation, UChicago is enriched by and invested in the community we call home. We partner with our South Side neighbors on innovative initiatives with local benefits and replicable outcomes for urban universities everywhere. Meanwhile, our research and ideas have broad impact, crossing borders to drive international conversations. The same is true of our diverse and creative students and alumni, who found businesses, create masterpieces, and win Nobel Prizes.
We know that it is important to balance academic and professional pursuits with hobbies and social activities. Being located on UChicago's main campus allows our medical students ample opportunity to find and participate in extracurricular activities and to take in cultural attractions and events.