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Tuition & Fees

$52,491

$52,491

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
82%
600-699
17%
500-599
1%
700-800
85%
600-699
14%
500-599
1%
700-800
78%
600-699
21%
500-599
1%
30-36
94%
24-29
6%
30-36
82%
24-29
18%
30-36
95%
24-29
5%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
5

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,521
Declined + 27,548
Total Received 30,069
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Private (nonprofit)

5,951

undergraduate students

10,452

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Political Science
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Codes

SAT 1832
ACT 1152

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Fun Facts

  • The University of Chicago has the first ever Heisman trophy on display, won by a student athlete there in 1935.
  • "Every May, since 1987, the University of Chicago has hosted the largest and best scavenger hunt in the world." At least, so they say. "Scav" spans four days; the hunt list is expansive and exhaustive; and festivities include games, a blood drive, and a road trip.

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School Facts

The University of Chicago, founded in 1890, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 217-acre campus is located seven miles south of downtown Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 16,403
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Chicago, IL

217-acre campus in Chicago (population: 2,718,782). Air, bus, and train serve Chicago.

The University of Chicago
5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 8% of male students
 
8 sororities 12% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
98%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
82%
600-699
17%
500-599
1%
700-800
85%
600-699
14%
500-599
1%
700-800
78%
600-699
21%
500-599
1%
30-36
94%
24-29
6%
30-36
82%
24-29
18%
30-36
95%
24-29
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,521
Declined + 27,548
Total Received 30,069

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation

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Admissions Contact

James Nondorf
Vice President and Dean of College Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 773 702-8650
F: 773 702-4199
collegeadmissions@uchicago.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,488,234
State $571,120
Institutional $104,087,623
Other external $288,393
Total $109,435,370

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
University Athletic Association (Division III)
School colors
maroon

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African/African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Biological Chemistry
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Cinema/Media Studies
Classical Studies
Comparative Human Development
Comparative Literature
Comparative Race/Ethnic Studies
Computer Science
East Asian Languages/Civilizations
Economics
English Language/Literature
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fundamentals/Issues/Texts
Gender Studies
Gender/Sexuality Studies
Geographical Studies
Geophysical Sciences
Germanic Studies
Historical/Philosophical/Social Studies of Science/Medicine
History
Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
International Studies
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Law/Letters/Society
Linguistics
Mathematics
Medieval Studies
Molecular Engineering
Music
Near Eastern Languages/Civilizations
Philosophy
Philosophy/Allied Fields
Physical Sciences
Physics
Political Science
Professional Public Policy
Psychology
Public Policy Studies
Religious Studies
Romance Languages/Literature
Russian Studies
Slavic Languages/Literature
Sociology
South Asian Language/Civilization
South Asian Studies
Statistics
Theatre/Performance Studies
Tutorial Studies
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

36%

5,951
students

Female
48%
2,834

Male
52%
3,117

Graduate

64%

10,452
students

Female
44%
4,599

Male
56%
5,853

undergraduateFull-time

98%

5,869
students

Female
48%
2,790

Male
52%
3,079

undergraduatePart-time

2%

82
students

Female
54%
44

Male
46%
38

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

5%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 70
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact


internationaladmissions@uchicago.edu

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