Wednesday, June 17, 2009

University of Chicago

Chicago was recently ranked by the Princeton Review as one of the top 10 schools where students always go to study. University of Chicago is one of the top 10 schools in the nation.

I thought I would share with all of you. It's pretty cool.

Chicago students believe that "no university offers a better academic experience." Undergraduates must complete an intense, "interdisciplinary" core curriculum that "teaches them how to think about literature and philosophy and science." The Core is "rigorous" but also "fantastic, and you come out an incredibly well-rounded thinker with opinions on a wide variety of subjects." The quarter system "makes for a particularly fast-paced" schedule. "We wear T-shirts that say 'U of C: Where fun comes to die,' and we're proud of it," explains a first-year student. "Don't come here if you don't plan to work very hard," an economics major warns. However, according to one student, "As much as a lot of people complain about the extremely rigorous academics at this school, we all secretly love it or we wouldn't be here."

Students who considered University of Chicago also looked at
Northwestern University, Brown University, Cornell University, Washington University in St. Louis and New York University.


1 comment:

Kristine said...

My sister is an UofC alum. Excellent academic school.

It is very liberal, but if I remember your posts from around election time, she will love it :)