The University of Chicago is known for its emphasis on open and rigorous inquiry. The strength of our intellectual traditions—intense critical analysis, free and lively debate, creative solutions to complex problems—rests on the students and faculty who comprise our community. Our students further their intellectual development through small discussion-style classes, research opportunities, and a 5:1 student-faculty ratio.
With a strong tradition of scholarship and a close community feel, students choose UChicago for its liberal arts curriculum and opportunities to prepare for challenging careers and competitive graduate schools. To help ensure that all students can confidently consider the University, UChicago’s Empower Initiative expands access for first-generation and rural students, enhances financial support for those who serve our communities, and enables student agency in the college admissions process. From test-optional admissions and video introduction options that let students decide what information best represents their skills and college-readiness, to enhanced scholarship and mentorship support, to guaranteed access to summer research or internship opportunities, UChicago Empower enables outstanding students from every background the chance to make UChicago their college home.
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