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University of Chicago

1116 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
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Ranked #59 of 367 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Educational Sites
Traveler Description: One of the top academic sites in the United States, and probably the university with the most Nobel prize winners (especially in physics and... more »
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Brighton, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

U of Chicago's architecture makes you feel like you are in Oxford. Our visit was very special as our son was there to enter the M Div program.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Not only was the campus BEAUTIFUL, the academics and most other aspects were phenomanal. Great way to spend a couple hours, whether on a college visit or just to look around. Deffinitiely would reccomend if you have the chance!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago is really great!A glass domed reading room and a state of the art automated retrieval system that is located underground is truly amazing. Beautiful study spaces and great social center for students.

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Saline, Michigan, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Beautiful campus - looks very similar to many in the Big Ten. Lots of trees and greenery, a little slice of suburbia in the big city!

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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The campus has some very spectacular buildings..some great architecture....you must have a map to navigate the area. The Robbie House, the Rockefeller Chapel etc..all make for a special part of chicago. Be aware of your surroundings...go during the daylight hours...the immediate area is safe...i guess.....

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I'm certainly biased here: this is my father's alma mater! Nevertheless, I give it my highest praise since it is one of the world's top universities, not to mention a very beautiful campus. When Rockefeller donated money to start the school, he claimed this was his greatest achievement; it's easy to see why.

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Amazing campus, nice library (the regenstein), and wonderful coffee places around. There is a wonderful church on campus, near the library, and the quad is simply breathtaking in winter.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is one beautiful campus! I didn't go to school here or anything but I've visited a few times and it is seriously beautiful. They have a really lovely bookshop on campus with a wonderful selection of hard-to-find books. They have tons of trees to sit under and lovely buildings. Worth wandering around if you're in the area!!!

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Sacramento, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We attended an info session and tour for potential students. There were signs pointing to the right location then we were greeted and given a packet of information, logo sunglasses to invoke school spirit, and a fan with the day's schedule. The staff and students were friendly and helpful. They put a lot of planning into this event and it... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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157 reviews 157 reviews
60 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We looked at this school for enrollment, and was not impressed. The kids were girls prissy and mean, the teachers were nosy and unimpressive. Well not go there again.

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