About University of Chicago:

The University of Chicago is a private, non-profit research university in Chicago, Illinois.The university is composed of the College, various graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees organized into five academic research divisions and seven professional schools. Beyond the arts and sciences, Chicago is also well known for its professional schools, which include the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Booth School of Business, the Law School, the School of Social Service Administration, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, the Divinity School and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. The university currently enrolls 5,971 undergraduate students, and 16,016 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. Chicago's physics department and the Met Lab helped develop the world's first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear reaction (Chicago Pile-1) beneath the viewing stands of university's Stagg Field, a key part of the classified Manhattan Project effort of World War II. The university research efforts include administration of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, as well as the Marine Biological Laboratory. The university is also home to the University of Chicago Press, the largest university press in the United States With an estimated completion date of 2021, the Barack Obama Presidential Center will be housed at the university and include both the Obama presidential library and offices of the Obama Foundation.The University of Chicago has many prominent alumni, faculty members and researchers. 97 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". In addition, Chicago's alumni and faculty include 53 Rhodes Scholars, 25 Marshall Scholars, 9 Fields Medalists, 4 Turing Award Winners, 24 Pulitzer Prize winners, 20 National Humanities Medalists, 16 billionaire graduates and a plethora of members of the United States Congress and heads of state of countries all over the world.



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings 26 24 29 30 28 30 30 21 21 20 20 20 22

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 103 167 144 126 - 180 100 108 136 158 170 168
Engineering 68 219 - 251 226 212 34 33 41 44 50 53
Life Sciences 32 34 45 44 47 42 46 45 44 42 45 43
Medicine 43 39 43 47 42 49 47 52 54 54 54 54
Natural Sciences 11 31 28 28 41 35 7 6 6 7 8 10
Social Sciences 7 9 12 14 15 13 23 20 21 17 18 22

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - 297 - 301-350 301-350 250
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 32
Chemical Engineering - - - - 39 45 37 50 61 52
Chemistry 98 94 109 114 18 18 20 19 17 16
Civil Engineering - - - - 148 224 237 263 265 262
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 55
Computer Science 142 100 94 100 85 85 101 136 164 165
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 5
Electrical Engineering 166 135 148 196 84 96 113 122 97 98
Environment / Ecology - 118 181 168 68 80 110 119 123 136
Geosciences 104 113 124 126 81 81 87 85 92 115
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 69
Materials Science - 231 188 200 27 19 21 25 27 28
Mathematics 15 14 20 17 14 20 14 15 19 18
Mechanical Engineering 189 267 271 - 88 92 127 122 173 157
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 44
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 31
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 106
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 165 144 114 122 137 139 119 145
Physics 15 19 24 22 3 4 4 4 5 3
Plant & Animal Science - 164 131 177 150 140 139 198 222 235
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 58
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 54
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 18