Universally recognized for its devotion to open and rigorous inquiry, the University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. The strength of our intellectual traditions, intense critical analysis, and free and lively debate draws from our engaged scholars who continually seek creative solutions to complex problems.
We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.
UChicago Summer Session
Summer Session at the University of Chicago welcomes students from across the US and around the world for intensive study at one of the premier intellectual destinations. For Summer 2022, offerings include:
- The Summer Language Institute offers instruction in modern and ancient languages, as well as courses that focus on the skills graduate students need to access scholarly texts in other languages.
- The Summer Institute in Social Research Methods, for undergraduate and graduate students interested in social science research methodology.
- Undergraduate courses across the curriculum, including quantitative methods, game theory, upper-level Economics courses and a selection of UChicago’s famed Core sequences.
UChicago Summer Session is an ideal experience for those interested in challenging themselves, as well as those interested in pursuing graduate or professional degrees at the University of Chicago. Join us and learn for yourself why the University of Chicago is ranked #3 on US News and World Report’s annual listing of the best universities in the United States.