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Address: 1116 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone Number: 773-702-8650

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Beautiful Campus - Like Hogwarts!

Everyone agrees that this campus is like Hogwarts - the students, parents, visitors, everyone. Gargoyles all over, old stone buildings covered in ivy, creaking wood inside We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Everyone agrees that this campus is like Hogwarts - the students, parents, visitors, everyone. Gargoyles all over, old stone buildings covered in ivy, creaking wood inside We were here for a 9 hour graduation...outdoors in the heat and humidity (and I'm from New Orleans, so it was really that bad) and got to explore a lot of the campus during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited during the weekend, and the campus is beautiful. We enjoyed seeing the buildings, and the layout with the quadrangle is cool.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I really went to the University to see the Robie House but the bus #4 (express) landed me at Cottage Grove terminus. My walk to the campus proper took me across the Midway Plaisance (a neater smaller version of DC's National Mall) to 59th Street past many of the oldest buildings on the entire campus, "oldest" here means late C19th/... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

One of the finest sources of education in the United States, boasting the most Nobel Prize winners, the University of Chicago and the neighborhood it is very unique. Located near the museum of Science and industry and Washington Park-there is a lot of Chicago history here. The atom was split here during WW2 by Enrico Fermi and many tourist take... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

An alumnus of Chicago took me on a tour of the University, which made it all the more enjoyable, as he knew all the old haunts and nice places to visit there. I loved the Cathedral with its massive organ and tall roof, and the walk along the very green Midway. The libraries, Frank Lloyd Wrign designed Robie house, and... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were here for our daughter's graduation. The campus is beautifully landscaped and looks much older than it really is. Everything is very collegiate looking and well laid out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

"Superb mix" of old Gothic & modern architecture complemented by well-manicured landscaping in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Home of multi-million dollar expansion projects, showcasing: - Frank Lloyd Robie House - Jules and Gwen Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery - Max Palevsky Residential Commons - South Campus Residence Hall - Gerald Ratner Athletics Center - Rockefeller Chapel - Oriental Institute -... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You can do a tour. It is very big and very impressive. Also visit the Oriental Museum and the Robie house.

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place was unbelievably spectacular!! The architecture has been there for years yet remained breathtaking and awe-inspiring. I would have loved to study here if I were young and still a student and it would be a dream-come-true if any of my children were accepted at this historical university.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you love medieval architecture, you'll love taking a stroll through UofC's main campus. Also be sure to check out the university's Smart Art Museum, Oriental Institute, Lorado Taft Studio and Frank Loyd Wright's Robie House... all within view of the Gargoyles' gaze.

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Address: Address: 1116 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone Number: 773-702-8650
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park

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Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.