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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is not required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 4
Foreign Language 3
Social Studies 2
History 2
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredFebruary 3
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address1101 East 58th Street
City, State, ZipChicago, IL  60637-1513
Phone(773) 702-8650
Fax(773) 702-4199
E-mailcollegeadmissions@uchicago.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Application Fee$75
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNovember 1
Early Action NotificationDecember 17
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other2 teacher recommendations required for freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate13% of 25,273 applicants were admitted
   Women13% of 13,069 applicants were admitted
   Men14% of 12,204 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled1,543 (46%) of 3,345 admitted students enrolled
   Women726 (44%) of 1,667 admitted students enrolled
   Men817 (49%) of 1,678 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA4.28
3.75 and Above84%
3.50 - 3.7412%
3.25 - 3.493%
3.00 - 3.241%
2.50 - 2.99 
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math750 average
710-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
81%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading745 average
710-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
83%
Score of 600 - 700
16%
Score of 500 - 600
0%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing740 average
700-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
78%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite33 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
88%
Score of 24 - 29
12%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 97%
Top quarter: 99%
Top half: 100%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.76 4.23 705 693 698 31
Low 2.00 2.90 380 410 380 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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