Founded in 1890 and located primarily in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, the University comprises an undergraduate college, numerous graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees organized into four divisions, seven professional schools (Business, Divinity, Law, Medicine, Public Policy, Social Work, Policy and Practice, and Molecular Engineering), the nursery-12 Laboratory Schools, a school of continuing education, a medical center, an institute for molecular engineering, an award winning professional theater, a leading art museum, and a marine laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
The University of Chicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to its Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping The University of Chicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world. It is a vibrant community of people dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education and research. One of the largest employers in the metropolitan area, the University employs 20,000 diverse and talented individuals who come to work at the University from all over the world. The University's location in the heart of an urban environment provides many cultural offerings, as well as opportunities to engage with the local community