University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL

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University of Chicago is a nonprofit private institution located in Chicago, IL and provides a large number of program options for students. Approximately fifteen thousand students enroll at University of Chicago yearly.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs University of Chicago offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Very common standardized test scores among applicants admitted to this school are within the range of 31 - 34 on the ACT, or 1400 - 1570 for the SAT exam. Competition for admissions among applicants is high, given that only 20% of students who applied are accepted to the school. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is around $47,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attending this school. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements.

The mascot for University of Chicago is the "Maroons", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates University of Chicago accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

University of Chicago has a total student population of about 15,000, with undergraduate students making up about 38% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $54,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,600 to $2,000 per unit
  • Room and board is estimated to cost around $18,000

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid68%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships61%$34,465
Receiving Student Loans22%$5,903

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Chicago may provide services like those listed below:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 93%, University of Chicago is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years88%
Graduating in 5 Years3%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Law Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (since 1923)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (since 1942)
  • Theology (Ministry) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 1938)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Chicago is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Independent Great Lakes Region)
  • Basketball (University Athletic Association)
  • Track and Field (University Athletic Association)
  • Football (University Athletic Association)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact University of Chicago for official up-to-date information.

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