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University of Chicago Overview

University of Chicago is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Chicago, Illinois. The city atmosphere of Chicago makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Chicago Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$57,126 Avg Cost After Aid
6% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at UChicago since the student to facuty ratio is 5 to 1.
  • The 1% student loan default rate at UChicago is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UChicago.
  • In <nil>, 86% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UChicago makes roughly $78,439 a year. This is 92% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from UChicago to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is University of Chicago?


Contact details for UChicago are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-1234

How Do I Get Into UChicago?

You can apply to UChicago online at:

Admission Requirements for UChicago

Submission Required?
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UChicago?

6% Acceptance Rate
49% Of Accepted Are Women
49% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UChicago is 6%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 51% of accepted students are men and 49% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 7%, and the acceptance rate for women is 6%.

Average Test Scores

About 49% of students accepted to UChicago submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 740 and 780. Math scores were between 770 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Chicago  ( 740 to 780 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Chicago  ( 770 to 800 )
UChicago received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 36. Math scores were between 31 and 35. Composite scores were between 33 and 35.

ACT English Scores for University of Chicago  ( 34 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Chicago  ( 31 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Chicago  ( 33 to 35 )

Can I Afford University of Chicago?

$57,126 Net Price
7% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UChicago is $57,126. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UChicago, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $13,636 a year. That adds up to $54,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UChicago is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Chicago Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,601 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,636 undergraduate students at UChicago, with 7,601 being full-time and 35 being part-time.


There are also 11,196 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,601 full-time undergraduates at UChicago, 52% are male and 48% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Chicago students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,503
Black or African American 459
Hispanic or Latino 1,127
White 2,534
International Students 1,233
Other Races/Ethnicities 745

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at University of Chicago. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 117 countries are represented at UChicago. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Chicago

0 Took All Classes Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

This is the #1,689 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UChicago regardless of major.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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