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“Beautiful (inside and out)”

University of Chicago
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Owner description: Welcome to the University of Chicago! Founded in 1890 through a gift from John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is an intellectual destination and one of the world's premier academic institutions for inquiry, education, and discovery. UChicago draws inspired students and scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, placing us at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world. Beyond scholarly endeavors, visitors can tour architecture from neo-Gothic to contemporary, meander through lush botanic gardens, experience a broad array of visual performing arts, bike along the historic Midway Plaisance, and discover many other cultural treasures both on campus and off. Hyde Park Community The main University campus is situated just seven miles south of downtown Chicago in the vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood-a tight-knit, diverse community bursting with coffee shops, restaurants, and bookstores. The newly revitalized 53rd Street corridor has become an epicenter for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Hyde Park is also the heart of Museum Campus South, a consortium of museums and cultural institutions on Chicago's Culture Coast including the DuSable Museum of African American History, Museum of Science and Industry, Frank Lloyd Wright's Frederick C. Robie House, the Renaissance Society, and the UChicago's own Smart Museum of Art, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and the Oriental Institute Museum. UChicago's Global Impact The University is shaped and inspired by the city of Chicago. Through growing partnerships with neighbors, UChicago is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic development of the South Side-and to the global reach of its vibrant city. In all we do, we are driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions-and to contribute and expand our knowledge to enrich human life.
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“Beautiful (inside and out)”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Not only was the campus BEAUTIFUL, the academics and most other aspects were phenomanal. Great way to spend a couple hours, whether on a college visit or just to look around. Deffinitiely would reccomend if you have the chance!

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“Beautiful and Amazing Library”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

The Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago is really great!A glass domed reading room and a state of the art automated retrieval system that is located underground is truly amazing. Beautiful study spaces and great social center for students.

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Saline, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Beautiful campus - looks very similar to many in the Big Ten. Lots of trees and greenery, a little slice of suburbia in the big city!

Visited October 2013
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“the best during the day...”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

The campus has some very spectacular buildings..some great architecture....you must have a map to navigate the area. The Robbie House, the Rockefeller Chapel etc..all make for a special part of chicago. Be aware of your surroundings...go during the daylight hours...the immediate area is safe...i guess.....

Visited August 2013
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

I'm certainly biased here: this is my father's alma mater! Nevertheless, I give it my highest praise since it is one of the world's top universities, not to mention a very beautiful campus. When Rockefeller donated money to start the school, he claimed this was his greatest achievement; it's easy to see why.

Visited July 2013
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