The University of Chicago was established in 1892. The university grants graduate and undergraduate degrees in various fields of study across it 12 academic schools. Popular majors at U of Chicago include Social Sciences, Mathematics, Biology and Physical Sciences. Students can participate in activities sponsored by hundreds of groups and organizations. African-American students founded the Organization of Black Students in 1968 to address the concerns of black students on campus and promote a better understanding of diversity. It has hosted the annual George Kent Lecture for years, featuring prominent African-American intellectuals like James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni and Angela Davis. Other groups aimed at African Americans include the African and Caribbean Student Association, the National Association of Black Social Workers, and historically black fraternities and sororities.

Location: Chicago, IL

Type of Institution: Four-year, private research university

Tuition and Fees:

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $13,870-$14,856 (price varies with field of study)

Size: 14,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 5%

Percentage of Men: 52%

Percentage of Women: 48%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Colleges/Schools: Biological Sciences, Business, Divinity School, Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, Public Policy Studies, Humanities, Law, Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Service Administration, Social Sciences

Housing: On-campus housing provided

Famous Black Alumni/Faculty: Jesse Jackson, Carter G. Woodson, Carol Moseley Braun, Willie D. Davis, Stewart Fulbright, John H. Johnson, James B. Parsons, Valerie Jarrett, Katherine Dunham

Groups and Organizations:

     • Greek: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha

     • Others: African and Caribbean Student Association, African American Student Association, Black Law Students Association, Minorities in Public Policy Studies, Minority Graduate Student Association, Organization of Black Students

City Life: Museums, art galleries, public art, shopping , dining, concerts and shows, city tours,  theater/performing arts, professional sports: NBA(Chicago Bulls), NFL (Chicago Bears), MLB (Cubs, White Sox)