After visiting three other prestigious universities, our cohort will end our college tour at the one and only University of Chicago, where we will spending the rest of our trip. It is a private research university, located in Illinois, Chicago. It was established in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society, with William Rainey Harper as the first president. By 1900 UChicago become 1 of the first 14 founding colleges of the Association of American Universities and is currently one of the most prestigious colleges in the world.
"Crescat scientia; vita excolatur"
"Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched"
The University of Chicago campus is 7 miles south of downtown Chicago and covers 211 acres of Hyde Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods. Built during the 1800's, UChicago's architecture utilizes the Collegiate Gothic style. Within the campus, there are a few National Historic Landmarks, such as Nuclear Energy statue and the Robie House. This mini research project has taught me a whole lot about the University of Chicago. Now, I am even more excited to spend the summer learning more about Chicago's history and culture.