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Why choose

Because that can-do spirit—that unstoppable force that defines our students—perfectly complements a city that never stops aspiring. You can see it in a skyline that forever reaches for new heights. In the stadiums, parks, museums and outdoor spaces that present an endless array of astonishing options. And in the hearts of a student body that embraces every place and everything Chicago has to offer. Here, we tap into all the heart, stamina and vitality of a world-class city—and use it to change the world.

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