The University of Chicago Divinity School is a graduate institution at the University of Chicago dedicated to the training of academics and clergy across religious boundaries. The University of Chicago is a Private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Formed under Baptist auspices, the school today lacks any sectarian tests or affiliations, despite having a largely Judeo-Christian numerical leaning in terms of its faculty and student body in line with other University affiliated divinity schools in the United States. A divinity school is an Institute of Higher education devoted to the study of divinity, religion and Theology. Along with the departments of religious studies/religion at Harvard, Yale and Columbia University, it is responsible for training the majority of those appointed to tenure track positions in religious studies at American universities. It is ranked number one in the field of religious studies according to the National Research Council 's measure of faculty quality in its survey of all doctoral granting programs in religious studies, training Ph. The National Research Council (NRC of the USA is the working arm of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the United States National Academy of D's in History of Religions, Anthropology and Sociology of Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity, History of Judaism, Islamic Studies, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion, Theology and Religious Ethics.