The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Tuition & Fees

$60,552

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

5

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,510
Declined 31,840
Total Received 34,350
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Private

8,204

undergraduate students

12,209

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 20,413
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

217-acre campus in Chicago (population: 2,705,994). Air, bus, and train serve Chicago.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
99%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
730
75th
800
25th
770
75th
36
25th
35
75th
35
25th
31
75th
35
25th
34

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) January 4
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
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,510
Declined 31,840
Total Received 34,350

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

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

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

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

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Financial Aid

54%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$41,552

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $57,642
Housing & Food $17,004
Additional fees $2,910
Books & supplies $1,800
Total $79,356
Average Financial Aid - $41,552
Total with Avg. Aid $37,804

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 773 702-8666
F: 773 834-4300
college-aid@uchicago.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

backgammon, badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, broomball, corn hole, dodgeball, euchre, flag football, floor hockey, foosball, inner-tube water polo, kickball, racquetball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, spikeball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, walleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
University Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes
African Studies. yes
Anatomy. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes yes
Astronomy. yes yes yes
Bioinformatics. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biophysics. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Comparative Literature. yes yes yes
Computational and Applied Mathematics. yes
Computer Programming, Other. yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, Other. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Developmental Biology and Embryology. yes yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Directing and Theatrical Production. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes yes yes
Ecology. yes yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Evolutionary Biology. yes yes
Experimental Psychology. yes yes yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes yes yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
General Studies. yes
Genetics, General. yes yes
Geography. yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes yes yes
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
History, Other. yes yes
Human/Medical Genetics. yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes yes
Immunology. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Policy Analysis. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Latin American Studies. yes yes
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes yes yes
Management Science. yes
Mathematical Statistics and Probability. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Medieval and Renaissance Studies. yes
Microbiology, General. yes yes
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes yes yes
Molecular Biochemistry. yes yes
Molecular Genetics. yes yes
Molecular Medicine. yes
Molecular Physiology. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Near and Middle Eastern Studies. yes
Neurobiology and Anatomy. yes yes
Neuroscience. yes yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes
Oncology and Cancer Biology. yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. yes
Public Health, Other. yes yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes yes yes
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes yes yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes yes
Securities Services Administration/Management. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Social Work. yes yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Statistics, General. yes yes yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes yes yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes

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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

20,413

total students

12%

in-state

88%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

40%

8,204
students

Female
50%
4,061

Male
50%
4,143

60%

12,209
students

Female
43%
5,310

Male
57%
6,899

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

7,112
students

Female
49%
3,478

Male
51%
3,634

13%

1,092
students

Female
53%
583

Male
47%
509

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Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
32%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 125
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
India
South Korea
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

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