Well-Known Alumni of the University of Chicago - Including Danica McKeller & Dean B Nelson
WELL- KNOWN UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ALUMNIWELL-KNOWN ALUMNI AND BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO• The University of Chicago was founded over 100 years ago in 1890, and has around 5,000 students every year.• The university now offers E-campus classes. This allows students to work around their own schedule. This time of education has become more popular the last couple of years.• U of Chicago is constantly doing research on subjects from science to art in order to teach students the most resent information.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO’S TOP MAJORS• The most popular majors at University of Chicago are: • Social Sciences • Biological and Biomedical Sciences • Mathematics and Statistics • Physical Sciences • Foreign Languages • Literatures • Linguistics
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO STATISTICS• The student-faculty ratio at is 6:1• The school has 75.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.• The average freshman retention rate, which is an indicator of student satisfaction, is 98.2 percent.• The gender ratio is 51.7 percent male and 48.3 percent female students.• 60.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing such as a fraternity.• 40 percent of students live off campus.
WELL-KNOWN ALUMNI: DANICA MCKELLER• Danica McKellar is most known for her role as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years. Most people dont know that she graduated from UCLA with a bachelors degree in math, and later got a PHD from the University of Chicago. After this, she went on to write Math Doesnt Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail.• This book was very popular, which led her to write several other books on math, including Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Whos Boss and Hot X: Algebra Exposed.
DEAN B NELSON• Dean B Nelson graduated summa cum laude from Purdue University, and then went on to graduate from the University of Chicago with an MBA and high honors.• He didnt let the achievements stop there, in 2000 he founded KKR Capstone at the private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. KKR Capstone works to give management advice in different areas of business such as sales, pricing, and operational efficiency.
PAUL WOLFOWITZ• Paul Wolfowitz attended Cornell University, where he actually took two different classes with Leo Strauss. He later on got his MBA at the University of Chicago.• He is best know for being a U.S. government official and worked as the assistant secretary in D.C. under Ronald Reagan. He was also the 10th president of the World Bank, and a former United States Ambassador to Indonesia.
CELESTE HOLM• Celeste Holm graduated from the University of Chicago, but is most known for her role in the Broadway Musical Oklahoma! and the film Gentlemans Agreement.• She later went on receive Oscar nominations for several different movies. Holm lived a long life of 95 years, but died in July of 2012.
REFERENCES• University of Chicago – US News• The University of Chicago• Danica McKeller• Dean B Nelson• Paul Wolfowitz• Celeste Holm