The University of Chicago Visit Report by book_worm
Visit to The University of Chicago in March 2010 by book_worm(Student, HS Class of 2010)
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Information Session: Yes - Um, the woman, like, um, talked like she had no idea what to say. Reading the website provides better info. (To be fair, I was listening with the perspective of an EA admit.)
Campus Tour: Yes - Beautiful campus - very gothic. The tour guide gave detailed descriptions of the dorms, study abroad/internships, student activities, core requirements, etc - much better than the info session.
Classroom Visit: No - Was there during finals week - wasn't able to sit in on a class.
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Campus Visit Notes for The University of Chicago
My mom and I decided to go and visit - it's a four hour drive one way. After the joys of being confined in a small space with my mother, we arrived on campus, only to fail to find a parking spot. Mom called the admissions office, and they literally gave her turn-by-turn directions to the parking garage and stayed on the line until we got there. Good first impression.
The Admissions office building is right on the main quad (at least I think it's the main quad) and has very creepy castle-style doors. We went in and immediately left to go to an info session - see comments above.
After that, we departed for a tour. My tour guide was a senior economics major with a very audible voice: the tour was excellent.
UChicago literally has a coffee shop in every building. Not sure how I feel about that. Other than that, nothing really stood out - it's a pretty typical campus.
After the tour, Mom and I saw a financial aid officer for about 20 minutes, decided that we'd better start the drive home, and left.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Driving to campus is an adventure.