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  • CHICAGO, IL

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

5801 S ELLIS AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60637
About University of Chicago...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
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 94 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 11 graduate divisions and professional schools, including on-campus law, business, molecular engineering, and medical schools.

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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 4
Acceptance Rate
6%
SAT Range
1500-1570
ACT Range
34-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$36,584 / 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
$44,947 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
3:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 68 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 85 responses
27%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 83 responses

Majors

Career Advancement at the University of Chicago

Career Advancement empowers UChicago undergraduates to apply their world-class education to fulfilling careers. Career Advancement partners with the College to offer unique pre-professional programs across 11 different industries. These programs include hands-on learning experiences that range from day-long job shadowing experiences to paid summer internships.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,020 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
36
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Everyone has something interesting about them
    60%
  • Unabashedly excited about learning
    14%
  • Econ major
    7%
  • Extremely Liberal
    7%
  • Insane but in a good way
    2%
  • No one PRETENDS to care about anything
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 98 responses
Poll
62%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 113 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Intellectual
    51%
  • Intellectual and fun
    15%
  • Intellectual and quirky
    12%
  • Fast-paced
    10%
  • Love-hate relationship
    10%
  • Overrated
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$68,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
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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