are some of the nicknames the school has acquired:
fun comes to die"
“Where the only thing that
goes down on you is your gpa"
“Where the squirrels
are cuter than the guys/girls"
“Where Hell freezes over"
If these scare you even a little, don't go. As
for the tradeoff - i.e. that UChicago provides the best
educational experience - simply not true. Yes, it's better than
your average state school, but there's at least fifty schools
across the country that will offer virtually the same educational
rigor. Your educational experience depends on how much you put
in, which depends on how happy you are, etc. etc.
Anyway, the majority of the benefits of UChicago are simply
not accessible/relevant to an undergraduate.