Explore University of Chicago Hillel

University of Chicago Hillel seeks to help Jewish students at the University of Chicago explore what it means to them to be Jewish in social, ethnic, artistic, intellectual, spiritual, and other ways. Hillel is a catalyst for the formation of a diverse array of Jewish communities, as well as a resource center that works to help those communities flourish. A talented staff and many student leaders work together to offer an ever-growing array of Jewish experiences and relationships. The Newberger Hillel Center, a beautiful building near the heart of the University of Chicago campus.

Undergraduate Enrollment

800 Jewish Students (10.7%*)
7,459 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (11.8%*)
8,476 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator Yes
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

The University boasts two kosher dining halls and Shabbat meals are served at Hillel (catered by the University).

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 6%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $63,801
  • Tuition Out-of-State $63,801
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 87% / 16%
  • Greek Life No

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5715 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago IL 60637-1602 US
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(773) 752-1127
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