... has a $6.58 billion endowment, including $884 million of Medical Center endowment. This represented an increase of $909 million from the June 30, 2010, value of $5.67 billion. Ninety-eight percent of the endowment is invested in the Total Return Investment Pool (TRIP), which returned +18.8 percent for the fiscal year... Read More »
... houses one of the largest university libraries in the United States, with 10,937,021 volumes. The library's collections are located in six sites: the Joseph Regenstein Library, the John Crerar Library, the D'Angelo Law Library, the Mansueto Library, the Eckhart Library, and the School of Social Service Administration Library. The Joseph Regenstein Library, for example, is home to over 4.5 million print volumes focusing on subjects in the humanities and social sciences, as well as business, divinity, and many other studies. Read More »
... attracts world-renowned academics and other highly talented people. For example, there have been 87 Nobel Laureates affiliated with the University of Chicago, 17 of whom were pursuing research or on faculty at the University at the time of the award announcement. In addition, many Chicago alumni and scholars have won the Fulbright awards and 49 have matriculated as Rhodes Scholars. Read More »
... operates 12 research institutes and 113 research centers on campus. Among these are the Oriental Institute--a museum and research center for Near Eastern studies owned and operated by the University--and a number of National Resource Centers, including the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. UChicago also operates or is affiliated with a number of research institutions apart from the university proper. The University partially manages Argonne National Laboratory, part of the United States Department of Energy's national laboratory system, and has a joint stake in Fermilab, a nearby particle physics laboratory, as well as a stake in the Apache Point Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico. Faculty and students at the adjacent Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago collaborate with the University, and though formally unrelated, the National Opinion Research Center is located on campus.
... operates the Yerkes Observatory, which calls itself "the birthplace of modern astrophysics." The Observatory has the largest refracting telescope successfully used for astronomy and has a collection of over 100,000 photographic plates. Read More »
... has 19 Division III varsity sports teams, which include 10 men's teams and 9 women's teams, all called the Maroons, with over 585 students participating each year. Read More »
... has over 400 student-driven clubs and organizations known as Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs). These include cultural and religious groups, academic clubs and teams, and common-interest organizations. Among notable RSOs are the student newspaper The Chicago Maroon, Chicago Weekly, Doc Films, Off-Off Campus, among many others. Read More »
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