University of Chicago Reviews

  • 152 Reviews
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $58,230
88% of 152 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 152 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Ashley D
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of Chicago prides itself on its ability to challenge its students. It does so by training us to think analytically about a variety of topics from Econ to Science to Philosophy. I find this way of thinking to be extremely useful in the real world. When given a situation, I am able to view it from a number of directions as well as take the time to develop a course of action. I also tend to avoid taking information at face value, rather looking into the sources to ensure what I'm being told is in fact valid. Although great skills to have, I wish I had gained practical skills at the University as well. I graduated having absolutely no idea what I wanted to do because I didn't have the knowledge of particular fields such as Education or Non-profits. I feel as though the University of Chicago is an amazing place to attend if you are interested in business, medical school, or academia, but if you fall outside of those categories (as I did) then it might be better to find a school that has career centered majors to explore."
Daniel Comeaux
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2018
  • Degree: Political Science
"University of Chicago was a fantastic undergraduate institution - incredibly rigorous, with interesting, curious classmates, and set in one of America's great cities. Hyde Park has only gotten better in recent years, and if you're looking for an undergraduate experience that is a bit outside the norm (mostly in a good way), I'd recommend it."
Manuel Iglesias
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business is an outstanding academic institution that diligently works to prepare students intellectually and for their future careers. From an academic standpoint, they have a very structured curriculum that navigates students through the core financial courses and ultimately allows them to choose different areas of focus in areas such as Entrepreneurship, Finance, Analytics, and Design. This flexibility in the curriculum is unique to Booth, as the school offers the most flexibility of any top tier business school in the country. The school's finance and economic's professors are also arguably the top in the country, as the school has won over a dozen Nobel prizes in these areas. Furthermore, their entrepreneurial course work is complemented by the school's in house incubator program, the New Venture Challenge, which is the top ranked college incubator program in the United States. In regards to preparing it's students for careers outside of business school, Booth has a very structured program for aiding students in the career discovery process, application process, and with their interview preparation. Their Career Service group is a dedicated staff of 12 people that are always available to answer question regarding recruiting into different industries, and they specialize in aiding students break into Management Consulting, Corporate Strategy, Investing Banking, and Technology firms. In conclusion, Booth stands as a shining example of the potential for academics to not only stimulate the intellectual capacity of it's students but also to prepare them for meaningful and rewarding careers outside of school."
Jessica Calvanico
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2017
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The MAPSS at University of Chicago is a rigorous and difficult program that has been enormously important in helping me develop research and writing skills as a scholar. I am grateful for the experiences I had, courses I took, and professors I met at UofC, as this program has been incredible professional opportunity for me. It is best suited for students who are interested in eventually enrolling in Doctoral programs, but without a full scholarship can be extremely expensive. This program, and its sibling in the humanities (MAPH), focus mostly on providing students with the theoretical training necessary to enter a PhD program in a social sciences, or humanities program, although they do a decent job of providing networking opportunities for recent grads and alumni."
UoCalumn
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"It was a great school, but it required strong time management skills and was intense without a support system around you to help you navigate the pressure."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Loved my college. I was challenged academically and socially and grew a great deal."
Pam
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Enjoyed the experience, exposure to diverse opportunities and experiences, helpful professors and faculty."
MBA graduate from Booth Business School
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Where to go to college is a tremendously important decision for yourself and your family. Please don't make your decision without doing your research and visiting the campus. Talk to as many people as possible, the more input the better. This decision can help set your path for the rest of your life, academically, opportunity wise, and socially."
J. K.
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Beautiful campus, great learning environment, and a great deal of history"
A. Chase
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: History
"University of Chicago is where my stepfather received his degree in the same field 40 years ago. In all honesty, the school was much better then, from what he tells me. The wonderful thing is the diversity. It's beautiful how much diversity and inclusion they have there. Unfortunately, the school's educational standards have dropped significantly. The best professors are leaving, the classes are very unruly, and it is not at all what you would expect from a top-notch school."
TwinbrookRob
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"it is a great school which promotes open discourse of ideas"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"Really amazing - extremely tough but great professors and faculty"
JunoB
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Excellent program that allows you to pave your own path in your career."
Marla Hall
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The University of Chicago is a remarkable place to learn and grow as an undergraduate. The college is small enough that students get personal attention from their professors, and the largest classes are no more than 40 or 50 students. Because the college is attached to a larger, prestigious university, undergraduate students benefit from the wealth of resources, networking opportunities, cultural experiences, and class selection. The common core gives students a strong understanding of many subjects and offers creative opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration. The University of Chicago has strong name recognition and a good reputation, which has helped me get good jobs in my career."
Mary Padilla
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The University of Chicago is definitely worth your money. The professors are great! Contrary to common belief, most students and staff are friendly. It's a beautiful campus and they offer a lot of resources and opportunities. I never had an issue in the duration of my program of study."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Booth was an exceptional place to get an MBA. In addition to rigorous analytical curriculum work in the classroom, the Booth network has proven extremely valuable and the Booth name on a resume is well respected."
interalia
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Law
"It was very tough but a great learning environment"
Autumn Chase
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: History
"University of Chicago is a good school, but is also very expensive. I would not recommend starting out at this school unless you are guaranteed to have some source of income after you graduate. I also noticed a certain tension among the professors, and some of the best professors left due to behind-the-scenes issues. University of Chicago has a top of the line reputation, but that reputation is not as well deserved as it once was. When deciding on which college or university to attend, please think very carefully about this school. Appearances can be very deceiving."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"I loved it! I loved the extra curriculars mostly"
Sean Whang
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"The University of Chicago has given me an amazing opportunity to learn and grow with students who, in many different ways, pursue "Life of the Mind". The courses early on my college career were geared towards getting the students very familiar with the Core Curriculum, the structure of courses and subject matter from which Uchicago gets its fame (or notoriety, for some). The College has challenged me to think in the most abstract manners possible, whether that be in my Classical Social and Political Thought class where we would ponder whether Marx and Rousseau would have been friends, or even in the most unexpected of places like in my Advanced Painting class, where we would discuss the definition of an "object". Uchicago also prides itself to hold an extraordinary number of Nobel Laureates, indicative of the high level of scholarly work that its people produce. All in all, anyone wanting to find a school where they cherish academic thought would find a home here."