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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
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 more than 80 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
1450-1600
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$31,068/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,551/ year
  • $30-48k
    $2,665/ year
  • $49-75k
    $4,536/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,069/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,066/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
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.76 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,978Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Everyone has something interesting about them
    67%
  • Unabashedly excited about learning
    18%
  • Econ major
    6%
  • Extremely Liberal
    6%
  • No one PRETENDS to care about anything
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
Poll
61%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Intellectual
    64%
  • Intellectual and fun
    18%
  • Intellectual and quirky
    9%
  • Love-hate relationship
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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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.
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Challenged every day and applied analytical skills to lively class discussions as well as written work. Professors are always available and the students are of varied backgrounds, both of which keep students engaged. Love my school!
AMAZING architecture, school looks like right out of a movie. Great people too! All semi rich, and too smart for their own well being, but they'll make great additions to this world, and i'm very proud to have applied here.