University of Chicago
The groundwork for the University of Chicago was laid on July 9, 1890. The University was founded on the commitment to offer a rigorous academic program and an ambition to provide opportunities for all departments of higher education to persons of both sexes on equal terms.
UChicago’s research has impacted the globe, leading to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.
UChicago’s first Nobel laureate was Albert A. Michelson – the first American to win the Nobel Prize in any of the sciences. Michelson was recognized in 1907 for his advancements in measuring the speed of light. In sum, faculty, researchers and alumni of the University of Chicago have earned nearly 90 Nobel Prizes and nearly 50 MacArthur ‘genius grants’, along with numerous national medals and fellowships.
- Minimum GPA 4.00
- Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 100
- Minimum SAT 1800