The University of Chicago Magazine is the primary link between more than 168,000 sophisticated, intelligent readers (alumni, faculty, friends, and students) and one of the worldʼs leading universities. Produced quarterly, the Magazine reflects the intense, energetic atmosphere of the University, taking an in-depth look at the University of Chicago’s innovative thinkers, groundbreaking research, influential alumni, and active students.

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Classified advertising

The University of Chicago Magazine has discontinued its classifieds section. 

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IssueReservation dueMaterial dueMagazine mails (tentative)
Summer/24June 7June 28August 6
Fall/24August 7September 4October 22
Winter/25October 23November 20January 7
Spring/25January 22February 19April 8
Summer/25April 23May 21July 8

Advertising rates

SizeBlack & whiteColor
Back coverN/A$12,470
Full page$7,305$10,745
2/3 page $5,340$8,050
1/2 page$4,465$7,490
1/3 page (vertical or square)$3,125$5,150
1/6 page$2,085$2,605
1/12 page$1,030N/A

Reserve space in three or more issues at one time and receive a 10% discount on each ad. Invoices will be sent when the issue mails.

Artwork specifications

Full page
(measurements include a 0.125″ bleed on all sides)
7.75″ 10.25″ 
2/3 page4.2222″ 8.8438″ 
1/2 page6.42″ 4.35″ 
1/3 page (square)4.2222″ 4.375″ 
1/3 page (vertical)2.0278″ 8.8438″ 
1/6 page2.0278″ 4.375″ 
1/12 page2.0278″ 2.125″ 

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Digital materials: PDF format is the preferred file format for file submission. Supply a proof that matches the supplied digital ad. Careful attention must be paid to the proper creation of PDF files to ensure that they will reproduce correctly. All high-resolution images and fonts must be embedded. Images must be TIFF or EPS between 300 and 400 dpi. Do not embed ICC Profiles within images. For more information, please contact

Media: Email artwork or send downloading instructions to

Additional charges: PMS-specified colors are charged as additional colors. Any nonroutine production work required due to insufficiently prepared advertising material will be billed at printerʼs charges.

Late fees: If an ad isnʼt reserved before the due date, we will charge an extra $100. If the ad is not in by the due date, we will charge an extra $100 for a one column ad, an extra $200 for a two-column, and an extra $300 for a full-page ad. If the ad reservation is canceled AFTER the reservation deadline or if we never receive the ad, we will charge a kill fee of 1/2 the original cost.


With the purpose of advancing the University of Chicago’s mission and profile and increasing readersʼ engagement with the institution and its community, the University of Chicago Magazine informs readers about the activities, ideas, and contributions of faculty, alumni, students, and staff in stories that are supportive of this community and that embody its values of rigorous inquiry and a diversity of perspectives.

The University of Chicago Magazine accepts advertisements for goods and services that may be of interest to its readers. The Magazine reserves the right to refuse any ad. Like the University, which publishes it, the Magazine does not take political or social positions and does not accept political, advocacy, or issue advertising. Contact


All advertisements are accepted and published by the publisher upon the representation that the agency and advertiser are authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter thereof. In consideration of the publisherʼs acceptance of such advertisements for publication, the agency and advertiser will indemnify and hold the publisher harmless from and against any loss for expense, including without limitation reasonable attorney's fees resulting from any claims arising out of the publication of such advertisements.

All contents of advertisements are subject to the publisherʼs approval. The publisher reserves the unconditional right to reject or cancel any advertisement or space reservation at any time. The publisher will not be liable for any cost or damages if for any reason the magazine fails to publish an advertisement. The publisher is not responsible for errors in key numbers. Cancellations will not be accepted after ad space deadline date. By reserving ad space, you agree to the conditions above.


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