University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Website: www.uchicago.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,264
Undergraduate
Students
(48.9%) 3,065 Women
(51.1%) 3,199 Men
7,472
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 27,694 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.48
SAT Math
750-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
730-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$78,555
Tuition and Fees
$57,006
Room and Board
$16,350
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$54,438
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$23,401
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,403
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 43% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Phoenix
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.3% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
14.4% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.4% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students
13.1% from 77 countries
First-Year Students Returning
99.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5801 South Ellis Avenue
City, State, Zip
Chicago, IL 60637-1513
Phone
(773) 702-8650
Fax
(773) 702-4199
E-mail
collegeadmissions@uchicago.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 2
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 2
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 17

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
9% of 27,694 applicants were admitted
Women
8% of 14,644 applicants were admitted
Men
9% of 13,050 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,772 (73%) of 2,419 admitted students enrolled
Women
855 (72%) of 1,190 admitted students enrolled
Men
917 (75%) of 1,229 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
Not 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 GPA
4.48
3.75 and Above
83%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
750-800 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
92%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
0%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
730-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
92%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
0%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
95%
Score of 24 - 29
5%
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 Rank
Top tenth: 99%
Top quarter: 100%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$78,555
Tuition and Fees
$57,006
Room and Board
$16,350
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Other Expenses
$2,175
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
college-aid@uchicago.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On or about March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001774
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,047 (60.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
735 (70.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
735 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
735 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$54,438
Need-Based Gift
Received by 724 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $48,113
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 604 (82.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,000
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,289 (52.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,661 (80.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,661 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,661 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,643
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,625 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $46,460
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,825 (68.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,435
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
29%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$23,401
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African Studies
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Geography
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American 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
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Russian Studies
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • South Asian Studies
  • Statistics, General
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Social work, public policy, social sciences, international relations
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,403
Part-Time Faculty
268
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
84%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 43% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Comparative Law, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • German
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Humanities
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Statistics
  • Urban Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Comparative Law

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art History
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Italian
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Physics
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Paleontology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Systems Biology
  • Theology
  • Zoology

Location and Setting


Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
217 acres

Weather

Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Chicago
Nearest Train Station
Chicago

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
46%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Phoenix
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, university theatre, model united nations, council on university programming, south asian students association, splash
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,264
Women
3,065 (48.9%)
Men
3,199 (51.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,242
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.3% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
14.4% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.4% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students.
13.1% from 77 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
7,472

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
99.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
91.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
93.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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