University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
4.34 Average Rating

Founded in 1890, The University of Chicago is a private urban research institution. U of Chicago is home to an undergraduate college noteworthy for establishing the fields of Ecology and Sociology. In addition to classroom facilities, the U of Chicago campus features the Oriental Institute museum and Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robie House. Noteworthy for being the site of the first human-made self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, the university commemorates this historic event on campus with a modern art sculpture.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
15%
Out of State Students
70%
0
100
8%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1506
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 2, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
16,445
Total Number of Undergrads
6,286
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
93%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
5:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$34,834
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$55,425
Out-of-State Tuition
$55,425
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$39,032
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
300
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
New York
San Francisco
Washington
Boston
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$68,100
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What Students Are Saying

4.34 Average Rating
The University of Chicago is known more for its academic rigor and all-encompassing intellectualism than its campus life or party scene. This is far from true, however! If you're looking for hard-hitting academics, a picture-perfect campus, top-notch amenities and an active and engaging student body, the University of Chicago might be right for you.
Chris from Houston, TX
The University of Chicago is indeed one of the most prestigious institutions I know in the U.S. What sets this place apart from most others includes the following: the best-of-both-worlds location with easy access to downtown, the campus environment (namely the gardens and architecture), and the creative academic rigor. During my campus visit last year, I was definitely pleased with what I saw, and I am extremely glad to have chosen this university.
Kyler from Burr Ridge, IL

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