The University of Chicago (U of C, UChicago, or simply Chicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
The university consists of the College of the University of Chicago, various graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees organized into four divisions, six professional schools, and a school of continuing education. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students in the College and about 15,000 students overall. The University of Chicago is consistently ranked among the world's top 10 universities. The university tied with Stanford University for 5th place in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report "Best National Universities Rankings".
University of Chicago scholars have played a major role in the development of various academic disciplines, including: the Chicago school of economics, the Chicago school of sociology, the law and economics movement in legal analysis,the Chicago school of literary criticism, the Chicago school of religion,the school of political science known as behavioralism,and in the physics leading to the world's first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear rеaction.The university is also home to the University of Chicago Press, the largest university press in the United States.
The University of Chicago is affiliated with 89 Nobel Laureates (including 10 current faculty), 49 Rhodes Scholars and 9 Fields Medalists.It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890. William Rainey Harper became the university's first president in 1891, and the first classes were held in 1892.
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The University of Chicago hosts 19 varsity sports teams: 10 men's teams and 9 women's teams,all called the Maroons, with 585 students participating in the 2008–2009 school year.
The Maroons compete in the NCAA's Division III as members of the University Athletic Association (UAA). The university was a founding member of the Big Ten Conference and participated in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball and Football and was a regular participant in the Men's Basketball tournament. In 1935, the University of Chicago reached the Sweet Sixteen. However, the university chose to withdraw from the conference in 1946 after University President Robert Maynard Hutchins de-emphasized varsity athletics in 1939 and dropped football.(In 1969, Chicago reinstated football as a Division III team, resuming playing its home games at the new Stagg Field.)
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) addresses the health and wellness needs of the University of Chicago community through the three SHCS units: Student Health Service, Student Counseling Service, and Health Promotion and Wellness.
Students at the University of Chicago run over 400 clubs and organizations known as Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs).These include cultural and religious groups, academic clubs and teams, and common-interest organizations.Among notable RSOs are the nation's longest continuously running student film society Doc Films, organizing committee for the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, the twice-weekly student newspaper The Chicago Maroon, the alternative weekly student newspaper the Chicago Weekly, the nation's second oldest continuously running student improvisational theater troupe Off-Off Campus, and the university-owned radio station WHPK-FM.
Every May since 1987, the University of Chicago has held the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, in which large teams of students compete to obtain notoriously esoteric items from a list.Since 1963, the Festival of the Arts (FOTA) takes over campus for 7–10 days of exhibitions and interactive artistic endeavors.The university also annually holds a summer carnival and concert called Summer Breeze that hosts outside musicians, and is home to Doc Films, a student film society founded in 1932 that screens films nightly at the university. Since 1946, the university has organized the Latke-Hamantash Debate, which involves humorous discussions about the relative merits and meanings of Latke and Hamantash.