The nation’s third–largest city, Chicago is a bustling metropolis with 77 distinct neighborhoods—including the University's historic Hyde Park neighborhood.

Dynamic Neighborhood, Vibrant City

An energetic neighborhood of eclectic restaurants, boutiques, and cultural happenings, as well as beautiful tree-lined streets and sandy beaches, Hyde Park is home to nearly 60 percent of UChicago faculty and the majority of graduate students. Students live and play throughout the city, enjoying Chicago's winning sports teams, internationally renowned dining scene, vibrant night life, lush parks, and miles of recreational lakefront, including the 18-mile-long paved Lakefront Trail.

City of Opportunity

Chicago is also a city of opportunities, presenting numerous options for studying policy issues and gaining real-world experience through Harris Policy Labs, internships, and practica. It's known as "the city that works," and for good reason—many Harris graduates choose to stay in this beautiful and dynamic city for its myriad opportunities in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. 

Visit us in Chicago.
Visit campus to attend a class and engage with your future network. Immerse yourself in the experience—explore campus, Hyde Park, and the dynamic city of Chicago.
Jens Ludwig

Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor

Jens Ludwig

On urban poverty, Ludwig has participated in the evaluation of a HUD-funded residential-mobility experiment that provides low-income public housing families the opportunity to relocate to private-market housing. In the area of crime, Ludwig has written extensively about gun-violence prevention.