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Chicago, Illinois

The University of Chicago

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Second to None

Chicago may have been given the snarky label of "the second city," but its educational institutions belie that. The University of Chicago, founded in 1890, was meant to be - and has achieved by any measure - its place as a world-class institution. With grants from John D. Rockefeller and the American Baptist Education Society, and built on land donated by Marshall Field, the university was planned to provide the best of English-style undergraduate colleges and German-style graduate research institutes.

If you are visiting Chicago, take the time to visit the beautiful Hyde Park campus which is full of stunning gothic style buildings draped in ivy. The history and achievements can be felt in every corner of the grounds. Be sure to visit the Smart Museum of Art, The Oriental Institute and the Walker Museum, too.

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