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University of Chicago

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

Beautiful campus, I would love a tour. The architecture is Gothic and the buildings are covered in ivy. There is a museum of Near East antiquities which we did not have time to... read more

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

Beautiful campus, I would love a tour. The architecture is Gothic and the buildings are covered in ivy. There is a museum of Near East antiquities which we did not have time to see, which was a huge disappointment to me. Next time!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The University of Chicago is more than one of the oldest schools in the area, it is the seat of an eclectic neighborhood, Hyde Park . The University building range from full on Gothic to neo classic to modern. A walking tour of the campus will take you from the quad behind the Ad Building past Botany Pond and through... More 

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

Use to go here when my gf was in college..lots of things to do...lots of places to eat..also went to summer school here..just be careful at the train station

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

stellar academic center with interesting campus, but limited campus town. worth a stroll, especially with the oriental institute and robe house there as well

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The architecture of this campus is worth the trip. Short distance from Science museum, be sure the stop in the Oriental Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had the pleasure of having our 50th anniversary of Ensemble Balkanske Igre at the International House of the University of Chicago March 26th - 29th 2015. We were all extremely surprised to see how accommodating, helpful, understanding and attending all the people assisting us from cleaning crew to the director of the International House were. We had guests from... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This summer we spent part of our time visiting universities. This one is just amazing! Spectacular gothic buildings, and parks with lots of open spaces with beautiful gardens and trees. We attended an information session with the dean of admissions, a former physics student of UC who is now an admissions officer, and a tour around the campus with an... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Worked in Astrophysics for a couple of months. The walk from halls of residence to the department was really pleasant on a morning and set me up for the day's work. The whole of campus was aimed at providing a warm friendly environment. The older buildings were beautifully kept with amazing stonework. I looked forward to my lunch breaks too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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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.