University of Chicago.
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University of Chicago

Chicago, IL4 year degree
$56,034
Tuition
9%
Acceptance rate

About University of Chicago

The University of Chicago (UChicago, U of C, or Chicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, its main campus is located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. It enrolled 16,445 students in Fall 2019, including 6,286 undergraduates and 10,159 graduate students. The University of Chicago is ranked among the top universities in the world by major education publications.The university is composed of one undergraduate college and five graduate research divisions, which contain all of the university's graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees. Beyond the arts and sciences, Chicago is well known for its professional schools, which include the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Booth School of Business, the Law School, the School of Social Service Administration, the Harris School of Public Policy, the Divinity School and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, as well as the recently launched Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. The university has additional campuses and centers in London, Paris, Beijing, Delhi, and Hong Kong, as well as in downtown Chicago.University of Chicago scholars have played a major role in the development of many academic disciplines, including economics, law, literary criticism, mathematics, religion, sociology, and the behavioralism school of political science, establishing the Chicago schools in various fields. Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory produced the world's first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear reaction in Chicago Pile-1 beneath the viewing stands of the university's Stagg Field. Advances in chemistry led to the "radiocarbon revolution" in the carbon-14 dating of ancient life and objects. The university research efforts include administration of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, as well as the Marine Biological Laboratory. The university is also home to the University of Chicago Press, the largest university press in the United States. The Barack Obama Presidential Center is expected to be housed at the university and will include both the Obama presidential library and offices of the Obama Foundation.The University of Chicago's students, faculty, and staff have included 100 Nobel laureates as of 2020, giving it the fourth-most affiliated Nobel laureates of any university in the world. The university's faculty members and alumni also include 10 Fields Medalists, 4 Turing Award winners, 52 MacArthur Fellows, 26 Marshall Scholars, 27 Pulitzer Prize winners, 20 National Humanities Medalists, 29 living billionaire graduates, and have won eight Olympic medals.

Highlights

  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 6,298 students
  • 1.83 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

Notable programs at University of Chicago

Biology
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Business, Finance, and International Business.

Acceptance Rates

9%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1524
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

2,419 students out of 27,694 applicants were accepted into University of Chicago. They had an average SAT score of 1524. 47% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 67% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

$56,034
Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Chicago was $56,034. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $75,735.

Financial aid available at University of Chicago

63%
Of undergrads receive grants
13%
Of undergrads receive federal loans

63% of undergraduate students at University of Chicago received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Chicago

$15,726
Room & board
$1,800
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Chicago was of $15,726 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800.

Diversity at University of Chicago

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017