University of Chicago was established in 1891 as a private coeducational university. It was initially conceived as a combination of the German research university and the American liberal arts college. Regarded as one of the foremost universities in the world, University of Chicago boasts of an affiliation with 82 Nobel Prize laureates. There are more than 4,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 postgraduate students enrolled at this university. The campus is urban and is built on 211 acres of land.
The main campus of the University of Chicago is the Hyde Park campus. It also has a number of satellite campuses. The university's Graduate School of Business has campuses in London, Singapore, and downtown Chicago while various undergraduate and graduate study programs are conducted at the Paris Center, on the left bank of the River Seine in Paris.
The athletics teams of University of Chicago are nicknamed the Maroons. The mascot is named Phoenix. The team colors are maroon and white. Among the prominent athletic teams at the university are the football, swimming, and track teams.
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