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University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Student Population
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Location Chicago, Illinois
Online uchicago.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Chicago, Illinois, University of Chicago is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 34,641 prospective students applied, and 2,137 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,726 enrolled in the school.  14,966 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,036 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $57,642 plus fees of $2,910. UChicago is ranked 6 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



UChicago is rated within the top 2% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1500/1570
ACT 33/35
GPA 4.0
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for University of Chicago
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$2,910
Room and Board $17,004
Budget for Other Expenses$2,175
Total One Year Cost$81,531

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$98,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
92% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Chicago students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 38%
Biology 11%
Mathematics 7%
Physical Sciences 7%
Foreign Languages 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144050 IPEDS survey data for University of Chicago.

Current students may use the University of Chicago GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.