University of Chicago Rankings & Review

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Chicago ranked #2 in the 2022 Ranking of the Best Colleges. Scroll down for the detailed rankings.

The Basics

Location Chicago, Illinois
Official Website University of Chicago
Nickname Maroons
School Colors Maroon
Athletic Conference NCAA Division III, University Athletic Association

RealRank Ranking Categories

Reputation Platinum
Renown Bronze
Diversity Success Silver
Sports Renown NI
Tuition Profile High cost private college.
Endowment Platinum
Alumni Engagement Bronze

Key: Platinum: Elite Class; Gold: Very good; Silver: Successful, with room to improve;

Bronze: Mid to low range; NI: Needs improvement.

Academic Profile

Academic Range Narrow range
Professional Schools:
Architecture No
Business Yes – Graduate
Dental No
Engineering No
Law Yes
Medical Yes
Nursing No
Core Science Breadth Yes
Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Breadth Yes
Human Sciences / Education No
Public Health / Urban Policy Yes

Renowned Alumni

Here are some of the notable alumni from University of Chicago, who some say made an impact on the world. You probably have heard of a lot of these, but are there any others you would add in?

  • Saul Bellow – Author and winner of Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Robert Bork – Judge on U.S. Court of Appeals.
  • Katherine Dunham – Dancer and choreographer.
  • Roger Ebert – Film critic.
  • Larry Ellison – Co-Founder of Oracle.
  • Milton Friedman – Economist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics.
  • Katharine Graham – Publisher of Washington Post.
  • Marilu Henner  – Actress.
  • Edwin Hubble – Astronomer.
  • Harvey Levin – Founder of TMZ.
  • Satya Nadella – CEO of Microsoft.
  • Mike Nichols – Film Director.
  • Philip Roth – Novelist.
  • Carl Sagan – Astronomer and author.
  • Paul Samuelson – Economist.
  • Susan Sontag – Author
  • Thomas Sowell – Economist and political commentator.
  • Kurt Vonnegut – Author.
  • James Watson – Molecular Biologist; Geneticist.

Who else would you add to this list? 

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