University of Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 186 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and CAATS
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 15,391 (5,883 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 25% part-time, 75% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $52,713
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

High level of academic rigor, commitment to teaching students how to think quantitatively, great network for those interested in political work. Surrounding area is not ideal, but Chicago itself is wonderful.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of this graduate program is that it only takes one year, so is cheaper than many master's programs even compared to public universities where a student might be a resident. The cons of the program is that it is only for one year! Taking 3 classes per 3 terms plus designing, implementing and writing up a thesis does not leave much time for sanity. My concentration is psychology so that means actually running an experiment then writing a scientific paper. But I am told psychology students actually usually finish before other kinds of social scientists.... We will see. The university is highly collaborative compared to others, is known for high academic standards, and for placing graduates in PhD or jobs afterward.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Classsmates are ambitious, intelligent, and inspiring. Booth has a sense of excitement and passion from professors and faculty
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

The University of Chicago Law School offers one of the very best programs in the country. UChicago is known for its emphasis on law and economics, and really lives up to the expectation. Faculty are very accessible, easy to get support and recommendation letters. The Office of Career Services needs some improvement, but it's great for government and public service. Highly recommend, if you can get in.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The Middle Eastern Studies MA program at the University of Chicago is among the best in the world. Its prestige is unmatched by most institutions. While the focus of most of the faculty lies in the history of the Middle East, there is an increasing number of modernists in the program. As a student, you have access to an immense amount of resources, whether they be in the form of books or actual individuals who are willing to help with research, homework, or the pursuit of personal interests. You spend two years in an academically enriching environment surrounded by peers and professors who challenge you. While it is true that the workload is intense, the reward is undeniably worth it.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2016

It really depends on what you want to study and how much hand-holding you need. Chicago is great if there's someone you want to work with, and you're generally good at getting things done on your own. While not as nurturing as some place out there, it certainly is better than others, and of course that depends on your advisor. Don't expect to be done in five years, and if current trends continue, year six will likely be without funding unless you find it yourself (dissertation-year funding within the university has been going to seventh and eighth years). Otherwise, a great place to be with a good financial package for the first five years. Hyde Park is fun, but definitely not a safe place to be outside at night in the summer. You just need to be smart and a bit more cautious than usual.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

This is one of the premier programs in the country, with well respected faculty members, great library resources and support. I am most fortunate to be apart of this wonderful program.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

The quality of the faculty is impeccable. Additionally, the methods utilized by the faculty and administration to push students to learn how to think and be innovative leaders in our prospective fields is the reason why I chose U Chicago in comparison to other schools.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Chicago provides quality education with ability for hands-on-experience in the hub of where social work is needed most, Chicago neighborhoods. Despite the high cost of education, SSA provides opportunities for financial aid to get a variety of students to attend.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I am lucky to be attending such an exceptional institution.
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