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Date Posted: 11:51:04 04/17/17 Mon
While I fully agree that U Chicago is an excellent university academically, the surrounding neighborhood (Hyde Park) is not good and somewhat unsafe. To illustrate this point, well over 90% of the U Chicago MBAs commute to campus from downtown Chicago to avoid living in this neighborhood. In sharp contrast, Northwestern has over 90% of its MBAs living near the campus in Evanston.
As a graduate student, you do not mind commuting to the U C campus from downtown Chicago, but for undergraduate student athletes, they strongly prefer to be part of a campus with a good social life. Until U Chicago truly regentrifies the surrounding neighborhood, U Chicago will always struggle in its recruiting process.
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