UChicago College Admissions

Apr 23

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whereisyourredscaaahf:

$1 milkshake day!!!

#UChicago #MilkshakeWednesday

whereisyourredscaaahf:

$1 milkshake day!!!

#UChicago #MilkshakeWednesday

calumet412:

Wrigley Field, 1952, Chicago.
Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley!

calumet412:

Wrigley Field, 1952, Chicago.

Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley!

Apr 22

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Music-Making Fire

Check out the Pyro Board (we recommend skipping to 1:27.) How does it work, exactly? “Sound waves are transmitted through a flammable gas creating alternating high and low pressure zones. This creates the flame pattern.” The fusion of science and music? Pretty cool, if you ask us!

Matthew Gentzkow Awarded John Bates Clark Medal

Total number of University-affiliated Nobel laureates: 89.

Total number of University-affiliated American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal winners: 18 (including current faculty members Gary Becker, James Heckman, Kevin Murphy and Steven Levitt.)

What exactly is the Clark? Well, it’s “about as hard to win as a Nobel Prize but, unlike the Nobel, is given only to economists under age 40.”

This year it went to Matthew Gentzkow, a member of the faculty at the Booth School of Business, who has conducted research on topics such as preschoolers watching TV, voting poll attendance, and the advent of online newspapers.

Read more here.

Spotted on Campus: A Gaggle of Googly Eyes

Courtesy of our Overheard at UChicago Facebook group. Enjoy!

Apr 21

Seminary Co-op Bookstore Cafe: Plein Air

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This. Place. Is. Delicious.

Plein Air opened three weeks ago and it’s a prime spot for students to split a Midwestern Cranberry Spelt-Scone while ruminating on Hegel’s world spirit, making guesses as to the Summer Breeze performers, or coming up with adventurous weekend plans.

Highlights include: house made chai, cool tunes, mascarpone stuffed brioche French toast, and lots of natural light!

Check out their full menu here.

lovetodreamandhope:

#chicago #lakemichigan #day2 #100happydays

1.) With an average of 60 degrees, this past weekend’s weather made us Chicagoans very happy!
2.) Have y’all heard of the 100 Happy Days project?

lovetodreamandhope:

#chicago #lakemichigan #day2 #100happydays

1.) With an average of 60 degrees, this past weekend’s weather made us Chicagoans very happy!

2.) Have y’all heard of the 100 Happy Days project?

wendyscity:

Chicago From the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel by Chris Smith/Out of Chicago on Flickr.

#Chicago #Woah!

wendyscity:

Chicago From the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel by Chris Smith/Out of Chicago on Flickr.

#Chicago #Woah!

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Apr 19

brockdavis:

popcorn rain cloud #popcorn #rain #popcornraincloud

#UChicago #awww

brockdavis:

popcorn rain cloud #popcorn #rain #popcornraincloud

#UChicago #awww

(via maroonviewpoints)

Apr 18

upintheseclouds asked: What is the admissions criteria like for transfer students? I will be applying after a year at the college I will attend this fall. Will I need a more distinguishable and intense resume/application/transcript?

Great question! Transfer application requirements differ only slightly from our regular undergraduate application; we require teacher recommendations (preferably from college teachers), a transcript from both high school and college, standardized test scores, and essays. The main difference is in some of the essays— we do still ask you to reply to our “uncommon prompt”, but your other essays will discuss why you plan to leave your current school and why UChicago is a strong option for you in light of that. Our transfer application deadline is usually March 1 of each year, and transfer students may only begin at the College in the fall. See here for more info!¬†http://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/apply/applicants/transfer

itllglowonyou:

Glorious cheeses! #cheese #eatalychicago (at Eataly Chicago)

Eataly Chicago opened last November. “Scrumptious” = an understatement. From the Nutella bar to evening cooking classes to Mario Batali gift boxes, students have a hard time passing up Eataly when exploring River North.

itllglowonyou:

Glorious cheeses! #cheese #eatalychicago (at Eataly Chicago)

Eataly Chicago opened last November. “Scrumptious” = an understatement. From the Nutella bar to evening cooking classes to Mario Batali gift boxes, students have a hard time passing up Eataly when exploring River North.

calumet412:

The Art Institute, 1907, Chicago.

#Chicago

calumet412:

The Art Institute, 1907, Chicago.

#Chicago