University of Chicago

WORLD RANK

2011-12
9

Chicago, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    90.2
  • Teaching
    89.4
  • International outlook
    58.8
  • Industry income
    No Data Supplied
  • Research
    90.8
  • Citations
    99.4

Chicago has more postgraduates than undergraduates, underlining its focus on advanced academic exploration. The Chicago School of economics, embracing Milton Friedman's pro-market philosophy, developed here, as did the first self-sustained manmade nuclear reaction. Founded in 1890 with a grant by John D. Rockefeller, Chicago now operates 125 research institutes and centres.