University of Chicago
The University of Chicago (UChicago), one of the world’s leading research institutes, has, from its very foundation in 1890, discovered completely new forms of scientific thinking. Today, UChicago is an intellectual center that attracts scientists to enthusiasts in Hyde Park and international campuses that support UChicago at the forefront of the most daring ideas that change the world. The university took the 11th place in the world university ranking of the British Times Higher Education (THE World University Rankings) for 2014-2015.
The University of Chicago was founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Enlightenment Society and oil magnate John Rockefeller, who later recognized the university as “the most successful investment”. Lands for the new university in the suburb of Hyde Park were donated by Marshall Field, the owner of one of the oldest department stores in Chicago, named after him (Marshall Field’s Department Store Store).
William Rainey Harper, the first president of UChicago, dreamed of creating a university that combines an American-style liberal arts college with undergraduate programs and a German-style research university with a master’s and postgraduate programs. The University of Chicago quickly realized Harper’s dreams, becoming the leading university in the country in terms of the quality of higher education and research.
The University of Chicago graduated 87 Nobel laureates, 17 of whom conducted research directly in the university department. Notable graduates in public administration and politics: social organizer Saul Alinsky, political adviser to Barack Obama – David Axelrod, Minister of Justice and federal judge Robert Bork, Minister of Justice Ramzi Clark, Supreme Court judge John Paul Stevens, Prime Minister of Canada William Lyon Mackenzie King and many others.
Foundation year 1890. Location Chicago. The number of students is 15190. Student satisfaction is 99%.
The University of Chicago, located in the picturesque Hyde Park, near Lake Michigan, offers students a life no less diverse and rich than in the metropolis. Since 1997, the campus (a total area of 217 hectares) has opened an incredibly beautiful botanical garden. The appearance of the campus is difficult to attribute to one particular style – this is primarily a combination of traditional English Gothic and modern buildings designed by leading architects of the world.