Chicago

University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, United States
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  • Total Documents
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  • Class Notes
    820
  • Textbook Notes
    90
  • Study Guides
    110
  • Currently Enrolled
    258
  • Previously Enrolled
    319

Overview of University of Chicago (Chicago)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,264
    • Men:3,199 (51.1%)
    • Women:3,065 (48.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Chicago)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Chicago is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5801 South Ellis Avenue
City, State, Zip
Chicago, IL  60637-1513
Phone
(773) 702-8650
Fax
(773) 702-4199
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 2
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 2
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 17

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
9% of 27,694 applicants were admitted
Women
8% of 14,644 applicants were admitted
Men
9% of 13,050 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,772 (73%) of 2,419 admitted students enrolled
Women
855 (72%) of 1,190 admitted students enrolled
Men
917 (75%) of 1,229 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.48
375 And Above
83%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
750-800 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
92%
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
0%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
730-780 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
92%
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
0%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
95%
• Score 24 - 29
5%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Chicago)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $54,825 (73.56493035987441%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,726 (21.10136059898559%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,800 (2.4152644714596248%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,175 (2.91844456968038%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Chicago accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001774
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,047 (60.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
735 (70.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
735 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
735 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$54,438
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 724 (98.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $48,113
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 604 (82.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,000
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,289 (52.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,661 (80.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,661 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,661 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,643
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,625 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $46,460
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,825 (68.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,435
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
29%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,401
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Chicago)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,403

Part-Time Faculty


268

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


84%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 43% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 9% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Chicago provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


99.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


87.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


91.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


93.0%

Programs & Majors (Chicago)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • African Studies
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Geography
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Russian Studies
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • South Asian Studies
  • Statistics, General
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Social work, public policy, social sciences, international relations

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Religious Studies, Master of Public Policy, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Comparative Law, Master of Laws, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (45)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • German
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Humanities
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Statistics
  • Urban Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (Chicago)

Location & Geography

Population


2,714,856

Nearest Metropolitan Area


217 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
Chicago
Nearest Train Station
Chicago

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


54% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


46%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Phoenix
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Chicago offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, university theatre, model united nations, council on university programming, south asian students association, splash

Sororities


12% of women participate

Fraternities


8% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,242

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,264
Women
3,065
Men
3,199

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 21.3% Asian
  • 6.1% Black/African-American
  • 14.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 48.4% White
  • 2.8% Unknown

International Students


13.1% from 77 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


7,472

Student Resources (Chicago)