C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,941
   Women 2,872 (48.3%)
   Men 3,069 (51.7%)
Graduate Students 7,381
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 8% of 31,484 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 2
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 4.15 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 765 average
730-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 760 average
720-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 34 average
32-35 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $71,559
  Tuition and Fees $52,491
  Room and Board $15,093
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $52,659
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,305
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Chicago Population 2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Phoenix
Sororities 12% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
20.4% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
12.4% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.5% White
6.3% Unknown
International Students 12.2% from 70 countries
First-Year Students Returning 99.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 89.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported