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College Facts Friday: The University of Chicago

Welcome to a new series here on the Insight blog called “College Facts Friday”. Each Friday, we’ll be posting facts about a new college! Kicking off the series is The University of Chicago


1. UChicago’s motto is Crescat scientia; vita excolatur – Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched.

2. The University was founded in 1890

3. There are 101 Nobel Prize winners from UChicago, among the highest of any universities in the world!

4. Maroon is the official UChicago color 

5. One of the most loved traditions at UChicago is “Scav”, a 72-hour search for hundreds of encrypted clues, riddles, and seemingly impossible items on campus, in Chicago, and across the country

6. Every Wednesday during the academic year, students gather in the Reynolds Club for “Dollar Shake Days”. It’s just $1 for a delicious milkshake, complete with free toppings

7. UChicago has a “Dean on Call” program which provides students with the resource of a University administrator, who is on call and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

8. The University of Chicago announced in 2018 that it was dropping the requirement that all undergraduate applicants submit SAT or ACT scores

9. UChicago invites students to submit a two-minute video introduction of themselves as part of their college application

10. You can learn more about UChicago on their social media! Visit their Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for more information! 


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