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University of Chicago

School Profile

  • University of ChicagoPrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College/University in Chicago, IL
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 5,065
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,306
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 5,027
Graduate Students: 6,623
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African Studies
  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arabic
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of East Asian
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of GeophysicsSeismology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Studies
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of Hebrew
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Near/Middle Eastern Studies
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Portuguese
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Policy Analysis
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Scandinavian
  • Bachelor of Slavic
  • Bachelor of Slavic Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of South Asian
  • Bachelor of South Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Statistics

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $39,381
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $39,381

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 250
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 615

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Maroons

Rankings

  • Ranked #5 National Universities
  • Ranked #11 Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • Ranked #13 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #11 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #5 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #3 Accounting
  • Ranked #14 Entrepreneurship
  • Ranked #2 Executive M.B.A.
  • Ranked #2 Finance
  • Ranked #11 International
  • Ranked #11 Management
  • Ranked #7 Marketing
  • Ranked #1 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #19 Production / Operations
  • Ranked #5 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #26 Clinical Training
  • Ranked #8 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #22 Tax Law
  • Ranked #48 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • Ranked #12 Best Medical Schools: Research
  • Ranked #18 Internal medicine
  • Ranked #13 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #4 Ecology / Evolutionary Biology
  • Ranked #13 Chemistry
  • Ranked #19 Inorganic
  • Ranked #19 Organic
  • Ranked #6 Physical
  • Ranked #2 Theoretical
  • Ranked #35 Computer Science
  • Ranked #15 Theory
  • Ranked #17 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #2 Paleontology
  • Ranked #1 Economics
  • Ranked #6 Development Economics
  • Ranked #4 Econometrics
  • Ranked #4 Industrial Organization
  • Ranked #7 International Economics
  • Ranked #1 Labor Economics
  • Ranked #2 Macroeconomics
  • Ranked #4 Microeconomics
  • Ranked #7 Public Finance
  • Ranked #7 English
  • Ranked #11 18th through 20th Century British Literature
  • Ranked #6 American Literature After 1865
  • Ranked #15 American Literature Before 1865
  • Ranked #5 Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Ranked #11 Medieval / Renaissance Literature
  • Ranked #58 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #5 History
  • Ranked #5 Asian History
  • Ranked #3 Cultural History
  • Ranked #5 European History
  • Ranked #5 Latin American History
  • Ranked #12 Modern U.S. History
  • Ranked #6 Math
  • Ranked #4 Algebra / Number Theory / Algebraic Geometry
  • Ranked #4 Analysis
  • Ranked #14 Applied Math
  • Ranked #8 Geometry
  • Ranked #7 Logic
  • Ranked #6 Topology
  • Ranked #7 Physics
  • Ranked #9 Condensed Matter
  • Ranked #5 Cosmology / Relativity / Gravity
  • Ranked #7 Elementary Particles / Field / String Theory
  • Ranked #11 Political Science
  • Ranked #17 American Politics
  • Ranked #14 Comparative Politics
  • Ranked #7 International Politics
  • Ranked #1 Political Theory
  • Ranked #23 Psychology
  • Ranked #13 Developmental Psychology
  • Ranked #10 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #16 Health Policy & Management
  • Ranked #12 Information & Technology Management
  • Ranked #33 Public Management Administration
  • Ranked #7 Public-Policy Analysis
  • Ranked #4 Social Policy
  • Ranked #3 Social Work
  • Ranked #5 Sociology
  • Ranked #7 Economic Sociology
  • Ranked #10 Historical Sociology
  • Ranked #5 Social Stratification
  • Ranked #10 Sociology of Culture
  • Ranked #14 Sociology of Population
  • Ranked #6 Statistics

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Admissions Address

1101 East 58th Street
Rosenwald Hall, Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8650
Fax: (773) 702-4199
collegeadmissions@uchicago.edu
Contact: Theodore O'Neill
Dean of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 19%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 28%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 15%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 19,340
Female applicants 9,817
Male applicants 9,523
Applicants accepted 3,639
Female applicants accepted 1,776
Male applicants accepted 1,863
Freshman enrollment 1,387
Female freshman enrollment 655
Male freshman enrollment 732
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 5,875
Early action applicants accepted 1,669
Early action applicants enrolled 700
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 50%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 4,790
Students accepting place on wait list 2,892
Students accepted from wait list 100

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 69%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 82%
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 73%
SAT Critical Reading average score 734
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 700-780
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 735
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 700-780
 
SAT Writing average score 725
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 690-770
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 49%
Average ACT Composite score 32
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 30-34
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 31-35
 
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 29-35
 

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