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The University of Chicago(commonly referred to as Chicago) is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Although an older university by the same name existed prior to its founding, the modern University of Chicago credits its establishment to the oil magnate and benefactor John D. Rockefeller, traditionally dating its founding to July 1, 1891 when William Rainey Harper became the university's president.

Affiliated with 82 Nobel Prize laureates, the University of Chicago is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost universities. Known for its rigorous devotion to academic scholarship and intellectual life, it was one of the first universities in the United States to be conceived as a combination of an American liberal arts college and a German research university. The university's undergraduate college consistently ranks among the country's top ten national universities in the annual rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and is currently ranked number eight (tied with Columbia and Duke Universities).

Historically, the university of chicago has also been noted for its unique undergraduate core curriculum pioneered by Robert Hutchins; for several influential academic movements and centers, such as the Chicago School of Economics, the Chicago School of Sociology, the Law and Economics movement in legal analysis, and the Committee on Social Thought; and its role in developing modern physics leading to the world's first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear
The University of Chicago has long been ranked as one of the best universities in the world. Comprehensively, the University is ranked: 9th among world universities and 8th among universities in North America by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 7th among world universities and 4th in North America by the Times Higher Education Supplement on the basis of peer review,, 8th in the World by USNews, and the 20th most "global" university by Newsweek on the basis of scholarly achievements and "international diversity".

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