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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
About University of Chicago...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
From University of Chicago

A private university chartered in 1890 by John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago has been shaping higher education and the intellectual lives of undergraduates for more than a century. Boasting a 217-acre campus on the shores of Lake Michigan, UChicago has been home to 91 Nobel laureates, the largest number affiliated with any American university. UChicago scholars were the first to split the atom, to measure the speed of light, and to develop the field of sociology. The College is the largest academic unit of the university, which encompasses 10 graduate divisions and professional schools, including on-campus law, business, and medical schools.

University of Chicago Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 2
Acceptance Rate
8%
SAT Range
1480-1580
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,834/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$37,883/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
61%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.68 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
29%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,978Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
22
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Everyone has something interesting about them
    66%
  • Unabashedly excited about learning
    17%
  • Econ major
    6%
  • Extremely Liberal
    6%
  • No one PRETENDS to care about anything
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.91 responses
Poll
61%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Intellectual
    62%
  • Intellectual and fun
    18%
  • Intellectual and quirky
    9%
  • Love-hate relationship
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $68,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    93%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    84%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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    University of Chicago Reviews

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    The University of Chicago has an incredibly welcoming and yet challenging atmosphere that is unlike any other. The Core Curriculum introduces truly applicable frameworks for critical thinking that can the applied in a diverse curriculum. At UChicago you can attend your Physics lecture in the morning, work on your film project until you participate in a religious discussion in the afternoon and rehearse with your traditional African music group in the evening. In spite of the lack of affordability, UChicago does offer various ways of financing, including generous financial aid and merit-based scholarships. However, Uchicago is not need bling to international applicants, which is likely to discourage low-income international students to apply.
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    A great experience! Definitely rigorous and not for the faint of heart. Academically excellent, fantastic research opportunities, diverse, professors are amazing. I participate in varsity sports and it's a great community. The surrounding City is amazing...tons to do.
    It's nice to see that the University has increased campus diversity of financial aid resources for families that will make the campus more diverse in terms of student backgrounds. I enjoyed my time in college housing a lot! Get involved with your house - go on house trips, play intramural sports, take on a leadership position. If you need something - speak up and ask for it! You really can have a say in your university. Don't be shy to speak up and ask questions. The University can only continue to improve with that kind of input.