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The University of Chicago The University of Chicago was founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society and oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, who later described the University of Chicago as “the best investment I ever made.” The land for the new university, in the recently annexed suburb of Hyde Park, was donated by Marshall Field, owner of the Chicago department store that bears his name.

The University of Chicago has had a profound impact on American higher education; curricula across the country have been influenced by the emphasis on broad humanistic and scientific undergraduate education. The University also has a well-deserved reputation as the "teacher of teachers"; teaching is the most frequent career path for alumni, luring more than one in seven.


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5801 South Ellis Avenue
IL 60637 Chicago
United States
Phone: (773) 702-1234

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Office of College Admissions
1116 E. 59th Street
IL 60637Chicago
United States
Phone: (773) 702-8650
Fax: (773) 702-4199

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