The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$59,298

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

5

students

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,137
Declined 32,504
Total Received 34,641
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Private

6,734

undergraduate students

8,005

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 14,739
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Chicago Midway Airport

The University of Chicago
5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago
60637

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • University Theatre
  • Model United Nations
  • Council on University Programming
  • South Asian Students Association
  • Splash

Top Events

  • Summer Breeze
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Homecoming

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
95%
600-699
5%
700-800
97%
600-699
3%
30-36
99%
24-29
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.2

Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,137
Declined 32,504
Total Received 34,641

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
academic GPA
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 125
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $57,642
Room & board $17,004
Additional fees $1,656
Books & supplies $1,800
Other fees $2,175
Total $80,277
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Cheerleading, Crew, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Rugby, Sailing, Squash, Triathlon, Water polo

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Crew, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Squash, Triathlon, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Computer Programming, Other
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Directing and Theatrical Production
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Experimental Psychology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Geography
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Public Policy Analysis, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Statistics, General
Theology/Theological Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

14,739

total students

18%

in-state

82%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

46%

6,734
students

Female
49%
3,284

Male
51%
3,450

54%

8,005
students

Female
44%
3,506

Male
56%
4,499

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

6,727
students

Female
49%
3,283

Male
51%
3,444

1%

7
students

Female
15%
1

Male
85%
6

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 99%
Student 4 year graduation rate 114%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

26

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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