University of Chicago: Ranking & Review

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Top 1%

University of Chicago Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate9%9%8%
Enrolled undergraduates1,736898838
Enrolled total (including graduate students)16,2279,0067,221

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $90.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores809
Percent of students submitting SAT scores47%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,168
Percent of students submitting ACT scores67%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

University of Chicago Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $75,735 $75,735
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,726 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Chicago provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,399 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $53,292 $53,292
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,533 $1,533
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,776 $1,776
Tuition for Full-time graduates $55,836 $55,836
Fees for full-time graduates $1,164 $1,164
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,861 $1,861

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,265 14 1,279
Social Sciences 496 306 70 872
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 75 353 17 445
Mathematics and Statistics 157 226 20 403
Legal Professions and Studies 75 218 293
Physical Sciences 111 89 55 255
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 148 33 73 254
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 64 114 6 184
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 10 111 121
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 58 21 40 119
Psychology 71 17 14 102
Health Professions and Related Programs 1 10 89 100
History 52 27 15 94
Visual and Performing Arts 43 19 21 83
English Language and Literature & Letters 55 8 13 76
Theology and Religious Vocations 3 61 11 75
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 9 32 41
Philosophy and Religious Studies 28 5 3 36
Education 27 27
Natural Resources and Conservation 15 5 20
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 1 5 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 6 6
Engineering 1 4 5
Grand Total1,3972,8116884,896

A total of 1,397 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Chicago.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,499 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate93%92%94%
  • Full-time retention rate - 99%

General info

MottoCrescat scientia; vita excolatur
Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementThe University has a mission statement, formally adopted by the governing board and made public, declaring that it is an institution of higher education. Since its founding, the mission of the University of Chicago, reiterated by each president, has been to sustain at the highest level of excellence the communication of knowledge, the creation of knowledge, and the fostering of a dynamic community of scholars and students. The University's first formal statement of mission appears in its Articles of Incorporation, initially adopted in 1890 and most recently amended in 1944.
Colorsmaroon, white
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff10,223
Instructional FTE2,369
Research FTE1,323
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60637
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,000,000 - 5,000,000

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