There are roughly 80 PhD students in the graduate program, and 15-20 join each year. It is a rigorous program targeted at excellent students. A core feature is the first year program, which brings students to the forefront of modern mathematics.
Students work closely with the faculty and each other. They participate fully in both research and student-run seminars.
The University is in historic Hyde Park, a vibrant community with a rich campus life. Downtown Chicago is a short bus or train ride away. Greater Chicago is home to many universities with strong mathematics departments, which enhances the intellectual life of the program.