University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. There are approximately 5,500 undergraduate students and 3,200 graduate students enrolled and it is located right in the community of Hyde Park. The school is absolutely beautiful and there are over ten different kinds of food trucks that make their way onto University of Chicago’s campus, yum! There are 89 Nobel Prize winners who either went to the University of Chicago or have worked there.
Famous "Phil the Phoenix" alumni include Ed Asner - actor, Saul Bellow - author, Harvey Levin - TV producer, Bernie Sanders - politician, and Misha Collins - actor (Supernatural).
Emily is a first-year graduate student from New Jersey. One quirky fact about Emily...."I have been to all 7 continents."
Fun fact about University of Chicago: The 1893 World's Fair took place partially on campus.
Where to Grab a Coffee or Tea: Grounds of Being.
Burger Joint and Fries: Does 5 Guys count?
Vegetarian Hot Spot: All the campus cafes stock up on vegetarian takeout from local restaurants.
Pizzeria and go-to pie: Giordano's for a local deep dish.
Diner and Favorite Dish: Valois. Go for breakfast and get something off of the 'Obama's Favorites' menu.
Sushi and your go to roll: Shinju Sushi offers an all you can eat buffet.
Breakfast Spot with a friend or date: Valois.
Where you would love your parents to take you for Parents weekend: A10 and The Promontory are the best restaurants in Hyde Park for when your parents are paying, otherwise go somewhere fun downtown.
Things to do:
Night Spot for Music: There are tons of music venues downtown!
Neighborhood bookstore: 57th Street Books, another Obama favorite.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang: Saieh Hall for Economics, enjoy the beautiful architecture and see a Nobel Prize up close.
Where do you want to go on spring break: Somewhere warm. anywhere warm.
Where to Stay: The Hyatt is pretty much your only option in Hyde Park.
Anything we missed? Tell us more!
The Museum of Science and Industry is walking distance from campus and an excellent museum.