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Besides the Undergraduate College and the four Graduate Divisions, the University also includes six Professional Schools and countless libraries, laboratories, museums, clinics, and other institutions. It also owns a distinguished primary and secondary school (the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools); a very active school of continuing studies; and a preeminent academic press.
In addition to its programs on the Hyde Park campus, the University also runs the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago, as well as Centers in Paris, Singapore, and Barcelona, the first organized by the College and the Humanities Division, the latter two by the Graduate School of Business.
More than 2,100 full-time academic staff teach or conduct research at the University. More than 2,100 full-time academic staff teach or conduct research at the University. Total University enrollment in Hyde Park during 2002-2003 was 10,993. This total includes 4,216 in the undergraduate College, 3,350 in the
Graduate Divisions sharing the main arts and sciences quadrangles and 3,427 in the Professional Schools.
Here's how the University looks in outline:
The College (for undergraduates)
Conducts research and scholarship on archaeology, philology, and history of the ancient Near East.
Graham School of General Studies
Offers liberal arts and professional continuing-study programs.
The Laboratory Schools
Serves 1,600 students from pre-school through 12; half the students are children of University faculty and staff.
University of Chicago Press
One of the preeminent publishers of scholarly books and journals in the world.
Other Institutions Connected to the University of Chicago
- Adler Planetarium
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics collaborates with this nearby public attraction.
- Argonne National Laboratory
Located 30 miles southwest of Chicago with another site in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the laboratory is operated by the University for the Department of Energy. It conducts research on physical, computational and mathematical, and life and environmental sciences, as well as energy.
- Chapin Hall Center for Children
Independent children's policy research center.
Major high-energy physics and particle astrophysics center where University of Chicago faculty and students conduct research.
- Field Museum
One of the major natural history museums in the world; important scientific interactions with the University in the biological and geophysical sciences.
Formerly called the National Opinion Research Center, NORC conducts survey research in the public interest.
- Yerkes Observatory
Located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, the observatory is part of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. It serves as a center for research and graduate instruction.