The university is composed of an undergraduate collegevarious graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees organized into five academic research divisions and seven professional schools. The university currently enrolls 5, undergraduate students and 16, students overall.
University of Chicago scholars have played a major role in the development of many academic disciplines, including sociology,  law,  economics,  literary criticism,  religion  and the behavioralism school of political science. The university is also home to the University of Chicago Press Stat 200 uiuc reddit dating, the largest university press in the United States.
The University of Chicago has produced many prominent alumni, faculty members and researchers. As of October98 Nobel laureates  have been affiliated with the university as professors, students, faculty, or staff, making it a university with one of the highest concentrations of Nobel laureates in the world.
Similarly, 34 faculty members and 17 alumni have been awarded the MacArthur "Genius Grant". Rockefeller and including land donated by Marshall Field. Other early benefactors included businessmen Charles L.
Hutchinson trustee, treasurer and donor of Hutchinson CommonsMartin A. Ryerson president of the board of trustees and donor of the Ryerson Physical Stat 200 uiuc reddit dating Adolphus Clay Bartlett and Leon Mandel, who Stat 200 uiuc reddit dating the construction of the gymnasium and assembly hall, and George C. Walker of the Walker Museuma relative of Cobb who encouraged his inaugural donation for facilities.
The Hyde Park campus continued the legacy of the original university of the same name, which had closed in s after its campus was foreclosed on. After a fire, it closed in William Rainey Harper became the university's president on July 1, and the Hyde Park campus opened for classes on October 1, This became the Divinity School inthe first professional school at the University of Chicago.
Harper Stat 200 uiuc reddit dating acclaimed Yale baseball and football player Amos Alonzo Stagg from the Young Men's Christian Association training Shool at Springfield to coach the school's football program. Stagg was given a position on the faculty, the first such athletic position in the United States. While coaching at the University, Stagg invented the numbered football jersey, the huddle, and the lighted playing field. Stagg is the namesake of the university's Stagg Field.
The business school was founded thereafter in  and the law school was founded in In the s, the University of Chicago, fearful that its vast resources would injure smaller schools by drawing away good students, affiliated with several regional colleges and universities: the terms of the affiliation, the schools were required to have courses of study comparable to those at the to notify the university early of any contemplated faculty appointments or dismissals, to make no faculty appointment without the university's approval, and to send copies of examinations for suggestions.
The University of Chicago agreed to confer a degree on any graduating senior from an affiliated school who made a grade of A for all four years, and on any other graduate who took twelve weeks additional study at the University of Chicago. A student or faculty member of an affiliated school was entitled to free tuition at the University of Chicago, and Chicago students were eligible to attend an affiliated school on the same terms and receive credit for their work.
The University of Chicago also agreed to provide affiliated schools with books and scientific apparatus and supplies at cost; special instructors and lecturers without cost except travel expenses; and a copy of every book and journal published by the University of Chicago Press at no cost.
The agreement provided that either party could terminate the affiliation on proper notice. Several University of Chicago professors disliked the program, as it involved uncompensated additional labor on their part, and they believed it cheapened the academic reputation of the university.
The program passed into history by Inthe university's fifth president, Robert Maynard Hutchinstook office; the university underwent many changes during his year tenure. Hutchins eliminated varsity football from the university in an attempt to emphasize academics over athletics,  instituted the undergraduate college's liberal-arts curriculum known as the Common Core,  and organized the university's graduate work into four divisions. Money that had been raised during the s and financial backing from the Rockefeller Foundation helped the school to survive through the Great Depression.
It has been noted that the University of Chicago did not provide standard oversight regarding Bruno Bettelheim and his tenure as director of the Orthogenic School for Disturbed Children from to In the early s, student applications declined as a result of increasing crime and poverty in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
In response, the university became a major sponsor of a controversial urban renewal project for Hyde Parkwhich profoundly affected both the neighborhood's architecture and street plan. The university experienced its share of student unrest during the s, beginning inwhen then-freshman Bernie Sanders helped lead a day sit-in at the college's administration building in a protest over the university's off-campus rental policies.
After continued turmoil, a university committee in issued what became known as the Kalven Report. The report, a two-page statement of the university's policy in "social and political action," declared that "To perform its mission in the society, a university must sustain an extraordinary environment of freedom of inquiry and maintain an independence from Stat 200 uiuc reddit dating fashions, passions, and pressures. Inmore than students, angry about the dismissal of a popular professor, Marlene Dixonoccupied the Administration Building for two weeks.
After the sit-in ended, when Dixon turned down a one-year reappointment, 42 students were expelled and 81 were suspended,  the most severe response to student occupations of any American university during the student movement. InHanna Holborn Graythen the provost and acting president of Yale Universitybecame President of the University of Chicago, a position she held for 15 years.
Inthen-President Hugo Sonnenschein announced plans to relax the university's famed core curriculumreducing the number of required courses from 21 to When The New York TimesThe Economistand other major news outlets picked up this story, the university became the focal point of a national debate on education. The changes were ultimately implemented, but the controversy played a role in Sonnenschein's decision to resign in From the mids, the university began a number of multimillion-dollar expansion projects.
Inthe University of Chicago announced plans to establish the Milton Friedman Institutewhich attracted both support and controversy from faculty members and students.