University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago is among the most well-respected universities in the world. It is recognized, with Stanford, Notre Dame, MIT, CalTech, and Rice University as a de facto Ivy League school. A degree from The University of Chicago is considered equal to the highest caliber of education available anywhere in the world. Liberal-Arts schools of similar caliber include Reed, Carelton, Swarthmore, and the Seven Sisters. The graduate schools of Juris Prudence, Business, and Economics, and the undergraduate departments of Sociology, Linguistics, Political Philosophy, International Studies, Economics, Education, and Physics are considered the best in the country. The school was founded by Rockefeller in 1898. Persons affiliated with the University have obtained a total of seventy-two Nobel Prizes, the most by any institution in the world.