Hello! I have a quick question. UChicago’s website states they welcome art supplements. If I am not planning on majoring in art, will submitting an art portfolio would help in the admissions process?
You’re welcome to submit an arts supplement if you feel your art represents a significant talent, time commitment, or interest for you. While we generally suggest that students submit supplemental material (art, music, drama, etc) only if you plan on continuing that activity on campus (that doesn’t mean majoring! it can also mean doing so in an extracurricular capacity), you are more than welcome to send in arts or other supplemental material that you think will help us learn more about you.
Can you recommend what kinds of coat to get for a girl? I have never actually experienced winter before so I am lost. Peacoat? Parka? Northface? Columbia? What is popular around campus/in the city for a reasonable price? Also, snow boots?
Hi! I am from Virginia and when I came to UChicago I didn’t have a proper winter coat, let alone any long sleeve shirts. If you come from a warm weather place, I’d recommend buying your winter supplies in Chicago or another cold weather place because warm weather places tend to not have true winter supplies.
For coats - I learned from my first year mistake and got a much better winter coat my third year. I looked for puffy down coats with hoods, zipped to the neck, and were knee length. They retail between $150 and $200, but I bought my winter coat 5 years ago and it’s still holding on strong.
As for boots, I’d do waterproof, above the ankle (so you can tuck in your pants/leggings/stockings/socks), WITH TRACTION. Consider going a half size up, just to account for wearing thick socks or multiple layers. These will probably cost between $70 to $150, but again, they will last your entire time at UChicago and probably longer (should you decide to live in a cold weather climate afterwards.
If you’re in a crunch with cash, I would check all the department stores’ websites for what you’re looking for and then do a google/ebay search by brand. Etsy might have some cool vintage-y picks as well!
Are there any specific criterion that UChicago looks for in transfer students?? And is it a good idea to apply as a transfer during your first year of college or would 2 years be recommended??
Our transfer process is similar to our regular undergraduate application cycle in that we are looking for well-rounded students who see a liberal arts experience as interesting and valuable. We do not have a strict preference between students who have spent 1 or 2 years in college before transferring, so that choice is up to you!
If I were to major in psychology at the University of Chicago, what classes should I take? (Is it possible for you to create a "#UChicago Major" thing for it...?)
Dude, that’s totally up to you! (Besides a few pre-reqs, or course). We’ll get around to doing a BKAM about psychology eventually, but in the meantime you can check out all the classes the psych department offers at the page for Psychology in the college catalog. The catalog is just a great resource anyone can use to look up all the classes being offered by each department in the next year. Have fun!
Right around the same time that French postcards were predicting lots of aerial and aquatic activities in the year 2000 as part of the 1900 Paris Worlds Fair, a German chocolate company decided to get in on the future-telling business with a crafty marketing campaign.
We have tours twice daily Monday through Saturday in the summer, as well as some larger open house-style programs on select Fridays (where, legend has it, we give out refreshing popsicles in addition to the tour and information session excitement).
We do allow walk ins but ask that if you can, to please register in advance online just so we know how many visitors to expect on a particular day (we don’t have a limit on how many people can visit; it just helps us know how many tour guides to have on hand.)