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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
84%
600-699
15%
500-599
1%
700-800
87%
600-699
13%
700-800
79%
600-699
20%
500-599
1%
30-36
94%
24-29
6%
30-36
83%
24-29
17%
30-36
96%
24-29
4%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
5

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,499
Declined + 28,985
Total Received 31,484
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Private (nonprofit)

5,941

undergraduate students

7,381

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 13,322
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: 2,720,546). 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
56%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
84%
600-699
15%
500-599
1%
700-800
87%
600-699
13%
700-800
79%
600-699
20%
500-599
1%
30-36
94%
24-29
6%
30-36
83%
24-29
17%
30-36
96%
24-29
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
(waived for any student applying for need-based aid)
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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,499
Declined + 28,985
Total Received 31,484

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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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 $4,484,970
State $670,240
Institutional $110,899,902
Other external $112,927
Total $116,168,039

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $13,320,147
Other external $3,193,418
Total $16,513,565

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.
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art History
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 Studies
Fundamentals/Issues/Texts
Gender/Sexuality Studies
Geographical Studies
Geography
Geophysical Sciences
Germanic Studies
Global 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
Medicine
Music
Near Eastern Languages/Civilizations
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Philosophy/Allied Fields
Physical Sciences
Physics
Political Science
Professional Option
Professional Public Policy
Psychology
Public Policy Studies
Religious Studies
Romance Languages/Literature
Russian Studies
Slavic Languages/Literature
Sociology
South Asian Language/Civilization
Statistics
Theatre/Performance Studies
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

45%

5,941
students

Female
48%
2,872

Male
52%
3,069

Graduate

55%

7,381
students

Female
41%
3,051

Male
59%
4,330

undergraduateFull-time

99%

5,918
students

Female
49%
2,858

Male
51%
3,060

undergraduatePart-time

1%

23
students

Female
61%
14

Male
39%
9

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

3%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

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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