University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
47%
53%
student ratio
5,681
total students
$47,139 | $47,139
in-state | out-of-state tuition
January 1
fall application deadline
8%
acceptance rate
Most Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
744
sat math
745
sat reading
738
sat writing
33
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (South)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • East Asian Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Slavic Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • South Asian Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geophysics and Seismology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Policy Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Directing and Theatrical Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

8% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied27,500
    • Accepted2,409
    • Acceptance Rate8%
    • Enrolled5,681
    • Female Applicants14,399
    • Females Accepted1,210
    • Female Acceptance Rate8%
    • Male Applicants13,101
    • Males Accepted1,199
    • Male Acceptance Rate9%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      2 teacher recommendations
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman4.16
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 1st May 9th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 745 720 800
    • SAT Math 744 710 790
    • SAT Writing 738 710 780
    • ACT Composite 33 32 35
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$47,139
    • Out-of-state tuition *$47,139
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,114
    • Room and board *$14,205
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,681
    • Male Student Percentage53%
    • Female Student Percentage47%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.57%
    • Black or African American4.74%
    • White or Caucasian44.87%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.19%
    • Asian17.15%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races3.54%
    • Unknown10.77%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students83% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 54%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations University Theatre, Model United Nations, Council on University Programming, South Asian Students Association, Splash
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,748
    • Full-time Percentage75%
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Female Percentage31%
    • Male Percentage69%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio6:1 or 7,123 students to 1,152 faculty

Location & Contact

5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637-1513
USA

Mr.James Nondorf

Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Phone: 773-702-8650
Fax: 773-702-4199
Email: collegeadmissions@uchicago.edu


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