the former admissions officer of the University of Chicago will come from NAIS



Ms. Maura Connors, the former admissions officer of the University of Chicago, ranked No. 3 in the United States in 2019, will come to our school on August 5 to give a lecture on university guidance for our parents and students.


let's give a brief introduction herewith to the University of Chicago, as well as Ms. Maura Connors.


University of Chicago is a private institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,264, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 217 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. University of Chicago's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 3. Its tuition and fees are $57,006 (2018-19).


The University of Chicago, situated in Hyde Park, offers a rich campus life in a big-city setting. In addition to the college, the university has postgraduate offerings that include the highly ranked Booth School of BusinessLaw SchoolPritzker School of Medicine and Harris School of Public Policy Studies. Freshmen are required to live on campus, and more than 50 percent of upperclassmen choose to remain on campus. The university offers more than 400 student organizations.

Q:What is the University of Chicago known for?

A:The University of Chicago is known for its location as well as its rigorous academic and enrichment programs. The school is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood, former home of past president Barack Obama. Obama taught at the University of Chicago Law School for 12 years.

Students can choose from more than 100 majors and minors – such as history or environmental studies – and have visited Greece, China and France during study abroad experiences. The university has 89 Nobel Prize winners in its ranks.

Q:Is the University of Chicago safe?

A:Violent crime – such as murder, criminal sexual assault and robbery – increased by 8 percent in 2016, compared with the period from 2011 through 2015, according to the school’s website. The university, however, has several systems in place to keep students safe.

Students can request safety escorts or ride shuttles during the day and night to safely move around campus. The University of Chicago also has hundreds of emergency phones throughout campus and an emergency management division that can quickly share information via text, email, phone calls and social media if there is an actual emergency.

Q:How difficult is it to get accepted into the University of Chicago?

A:It is very difficult to get accepted into the University of Chicago, because it has an extremely competitive admissions process. Just 8 percent of applicants were accepted for fall 2016, according to U.S. News data. More than 31,000 applied and less than 2,500 were accepted.

Q:What about the application deadlines and admission requirements?

A:When applying to University of Chicago, it's important to note the application deadline is Jan. 1, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are Nov. 1 and Nov. 1, respectively. The application fee at University of Chicago is $75. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due Nov. 4. 


Ms. Maura graduated from the University of Chicago, majoring in geography and minoring in art history. She worked for two years as an undergraduate admissions officer at the University of Chicago and recruited students from all over the country, reviewing and evaluating more than 4,000 applications.

Ms. Maura has a comprehensive understanding of the whole process of admission and clearly understands the importance of story-telling in university applications. She uses her experience to help students modifying their writings and shaping their personal images, so that students could find the most perfect and suitable universities.

Ms. Maura writes for print and digital media, as well as provides students with application information of the most popular universities. She has held seminars on how to write papers. Ms. Maura was also responsible for admission interviews and worked for the Excellent Scholarship Committee to assist students in university and college planning.