Thursday, July 2, 2015

Captivating Chicago

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"

The University of Chicago is broken up into four different divisions and six professional schools. It is best known for its Pritzker School of Medicine, the Booth School of Business, the Law School, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies. and the Divinity School. Considering I am interested in the medical field, ranked 10th in medical schools, the Pritzker School of Medicine seems promising towards my ambitions. Since the University of Chicago was one of the first colleges ever established, many of their educational fields have contributed greatly toward the fields we know today. Chicago school of economics and sociology has helped establish as stronger educational background in these fields. The physics department has also helped develop the world's first man-made, self sustaining nuclear reactor. With a prestigious school, comes prestigious students, and UChicago has contributed more than 80 Nobel Prize winners.

"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.

Assembly Hall

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Brandon. I am looking forward to seeing the campus architecture - Gothic is my favorite architectural style.