The University of Chicago - An undergraduate College, four graduate divisions, and six professional schools. There are also libraries, labrotories, museums, clinics, and other insitutions. Even the Hyde Park campus offers programs. There are a total of 12,830 students at the college itself and its branches, and more than 2,100 full-time academic staff that either teach or conduct research.
The campus that stretches out before you covers approximately twenty-five blocks; founded in 1890 by John D. Rockefeller, it is a beautiful plan consisting of manicured lawns, historical buildings of brick, and quadrangles shaded by numerous trees. Both students and faculty populate the campus, ever moving across the field of view like so many ants.
The University of Chicago resembles an old world city in the English Gothic style, set off from the rest of downtown and emitting the aura of an institution of knowledge - pristine yet refined.