Study in Chicago, The United States
Study in Chicago, The United StatesAre you interested in studying in Chicago? Here are some facts that you should know about the largest city in the state of Illinois.
Chicago is the 3rd most populated city in the United States following New York City and the City of Los Angeles. It has a metropolitan area that is sometimes called Chicagoland but the city itself consists of four main sections of Downtown, North Side, South Side and West Side. The North Side is the most densely populated of the four sections and the South Side the largest with 60% of the city’s land area belonging to it. In the West Side sprawls the University of Chicago campus near the Port of Chicago facilities. In these sections, too, are found the city’s numerous attractions that include museums, cultural institutions, theaters and art galleries, parks and historical sites and even bicycle lanes for bicycle-riding students and residents.
The Chicago Public Schools is the governing body of the city administration for the school district that consists of 675 public elementary and high schools, 394 private schools, which are mostly Catholic or Lutheran institutions, and 83 colleges and universities. You may also be interested to know that the city has been a world center of higher education and research. It is widely known that its colleges and universities are ranked among the top and best universities in the US. These include the University of Chicago on Hyde Park on the Western Section which is 15 minutes from the heart of the city; the Illinois Institute of Technology, with about 7,400 student population; and the Loyola University-Chicago, which has three campuses in the city.
The city has a large concentration of graduate and research schools, as well as theological schools and seminaries. Among these schools are the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Moody Bible Institute, University of Chicago Divinity School, and the Catholic Theological Union. Most of the institutions, however, including the top three colleges, offer undergraduate programs on a variety of disciplines, the more popular of which include:
- Law and humanities
In the University of Chicago, its undergraduate programs stress critical thinking while its graduate school, which is proud to have 82 recipients of the Nobel Prize for research, prepares its students for both academic and research careers.
The Illinois Institute of Technology has five campuses in Chicago, offering degree courses on many fields of study.
The Loyola University-Chicago has campuses that provide students with accessibility to cultural museums and institutions, or with opportunities to establish networking and links with some big business organizations in the area. The University also offers study abroad programs particularly to Rome and Beijing, China to afford them the benefits of embracing diversity in their careers.