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The University of Chicago

Breakdown of “Social Life” at UC
By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringF
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.F
Perfomance ArtsA
Political ScienceB-
PreLaw and LegalA
PreMed and MedicalB
Public PolicyB-

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Quotes touching on Social Life

“... The social life tends more towards discussion, eating, visiting museums, operas and symphonies than frat parties, and it is a GOOD thing ...”
“... Also, contrary to popular myth, "The University's" social life was diverse and quite lively ...”
“... When I decided to come to this school, I was aware of the University's reputation for having a bad social life ...”
“... Although I made the dean's list during my second year; I was miserable, sleep-deprived, and socially isolated the entire time ...”
“... If you're into the social sciences or humanities, do yourself a favor and attend a small liberal arts college ...”
“... ) Free-thinking is encouraged, and despite the jokes about having no social life, I have fun all of the time, especially via dorm life and the on...”
“... There *is* a social life ...”
“... Also, as is common, I had complaints about the social life at Chicago ...”
“... I did not socialize when in graduate school (not like my undergraduate years at a liberal arts school) because my entire focus was in doing ...”
“... Students complain that there is no social life, but if this is so it is because most students who come here are socially awkward to begin with a...”
“... Many people gripe about the lackluster social life ...”
“... The social life on campus is percieved differently from each student and is actually very diverse ...”
“... Also, contrary to popular myth, "The University's" social life was diverse and quite lively ...”
“... There is a great social scene at U of C, but it's of a more personal nature ...”
“... The social life is what you make of it, but it can be fun, depending on your definition of "fun" ...”
“... i loved the social life there--it was great to have a society of nerds with whom i could be smart, goofy, or anywhere in between ...”
“... The focus is very much academic, but people who say that there is no social life usually mean the social life isn't like it is at other schools ...”
“... The University of Chicago is so often characterized as a social and academic wasteland, filled with students who weren't bright enough and didn't ...”
“... I found people to socialize with easily, there is always a concert, movie, or interesting talk happening on campus ...”
“... Socially, the U of C is not the place to go if your dream in life is to be a sorority sister/frat brother at a campus with a bustling greek li...”
“... Academic and Social (of course the two are never completely separate) ...”
“... The University of Chicago is really a fantastic place to receive an education, strong in several departments including the arts and humanities, so...”
“... All kinds of social life, activities, clubs, organizations are available ...”
“... And yes, there most definitely exists a wonderful social life ...”
“... best experience of my life, I have grown as an entire person from an apathetic nose in the book type to an individual engaged with incredibly int...”
“... The social scene is tight-knit, but with enough different pockets to find a new crowd if necessary ...”
“... A music major has to take two calculus classes; 3 physics classes; and 3 chemistry or 3 biology classes in addition to 3 social sciences and 3 hu...”
“... If you want a vibrant social life with every night out drinking, go somewhere else ...”
“... When you are not travelling in academic circles, investment banking/medicine/law circles, or elitist coastal social circles, no one will kno...”
“... Most do not drop out due to the social environment alone; almost all cite academic concerns ...”
“... There are some people that are so incredibly socially retarded that I truly wonder how they function at all ...”
“... The academics are great, but you really have to work at finding a social life (not something UChicago students are inclined to do) ...”
“... and i have a very steady social life ...”
“... With regards to social life, there's obviously some ambiguity; some say it's horrible, some say they have a decent social life ...”
“... 7+) but I started to get many more B's my second year because I was very frustrated/a social misfit ...”
“... This that kid syndrome also seeps out into social groups, there is always a that kid at every party talking about physics and philosophy when no ...”
“... It is seen as the Universities attempt at pushing a social life(or at least sleep) on us ...”
“... Socially, the place is a dead-zone, however there are some 'crowds' that you can join in on ...”
“... Unlike our peers schools like Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford, Chicago's common core curriculum requires any physics majors to study 3 civi...”
“... The econ that is taught here is completely different from other schools because econ is not taught as a social science, but rather as more of an ...”
“... The social life here is not so great as to make non-partiers into party animals, but if you do party you can find good events 2-3 times per week ...”
“... If you are only interested in getting great grades to make top grad schools then you have to sacrifice some of your social life ...”
“... For one thing, my social life (I don't want to add to stereotypes, I'm speaking as a tranfer here) took a real nose dive for a while, and it's o...”
“... While I loved the intellectual challenges at UC, I found the social atmosphere somewhat chilly ...”
“... The social life is pretty good ...”
“... But most UChicago students will also agree that the U of C's excellent reputation comes with an extreme downfall: lack of a quality social experi...”
“... I'm going to divide my comments into three areas: academic, social, and "university" (including safety and location): Academic: The academics ...”
“... However, if the answer mixes not only learning but also a significant social life, then go somewhere else ...”
“... And indeed, I did, and after two years of education here, despite the ass-kicking, I have grown beyond expectations: intellectually, emotionally,...”
“... This is not a place where you will study hard and also have a good social life ...”

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