Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

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MOTTO
Crescat scientia; vita excolatur
Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched.

FOUNDED
1890

FOUNDER
John D. Rockefeller

PRESIDENT
Robert J. Zimmer

STUDENTS
5,000+ undergraduate students 9,000+ graduate, professional, and other students

FACULTY
2,000+ full-time faculty

ALUMNI
About 150,000 alumni worldwide

ACADEMICS
50 majors and 32 minors in the undergraduate College
4 graduate divisions
6 graduate professional schools Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
Institute for Molecular Engineering

ATHLETICS TEAMS
Maroons

AFFILIATED LABORATORIES
Argonne National Laboratory
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (in partnership)
Marine Biological Laboratory

NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
85+, including 8 current faculty

MAIN CAMPUS
In Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood on Lake Michigan
217 acres; designated a botanic garden in 1997
Blend of traditional English Gothic and award-winning modern buildings designed by renowned architects

OTHER LOCATIONS
Gleacher Center, downtown Chicago
Center in Beijing
Center in Delhi (2014)
Center in Hong Kong (2015)
Center in Paris London (Chicago Booth)
Singapore (Chicago Booth)
Luxor House, Egypt (Oriental Institute)

UNIVERSITY TARTAN
A place of many traditions, the University of Chicago created an official tartan around 1990, in preparation for its centennial. The University of Chicago tartan recalls the Scottish heritage of Chicago’s first president, William Rainey Harper. It was designed by Blair C. Macnaughton of Macnaughtons of Pitlochry and is now woven by the House of Edgar Perth.

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