Admissions

Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
5,377
Tuition
$41,853
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Applicant Status At University of Chicago

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:21,762
Male Applicants:12,202
Female Applicants:13,069
Total Acceptances:3,539
Male Acceptances:1,675
Female Acceptances:1,665
Acceptance Rate:16%
Yield: ? 40%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(773) 702-8650
Email:college-admissions@uchicago.edu
Web Site:collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$75
Application Web Site:app.commonapp.org
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early ActionNovember 1December 31
Regular Decision January 2 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
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RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
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GPA
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:1,411
Full-Time Male Enrollment:807
Full-Time Female Enrollment:720
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 4,790
Applicants Accepting: ? 2,892
Students Enrolled: ? 100
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:674
Applicants Accepted:88
Students Enrolled:43

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 700 - 780 700 - 790 690 - 770 2090 - 2340 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 32 - 35 30 - 35 8 - 11 31 - 34 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:97%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:74%
Students Submitting ACT:50%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Be involved in some important clubs or activities that demonstrate your interests.
  • Be persistent if you're on the wait list.
  • Don't be afraid to showcase your quirks; it will make you stand out from other applicants.
  • Get an interview with Admissions.
  • Just be yourself!
  • Prove that you are really challenging yourself in your current academic environment.
  • Put a lot of time into the essays, and have fun with them! UChicago loves creativity.
  • Rock the SAT and ACT.
  • Show an interest in going to the University.
  • Show you can think critically.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Hard work is just that-hard. Be prepared for it because compared to this, high school was a piece of cake.
  • There are a lot of social people who like to have fun, and it's not too hard to find them!
  • There is a great social scene in downtown Chicago that isn't as far away as it can seem.
  • You better love learning.
  • You should pick your classes based on student reviews of professors, which are available online. A bad professor can turn a great class into a terrible one.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Your best bet is to register on the Admissions website (in fact, it's preferred) at visit.uchicago.edu. Information sessions are offered every day in the morning and early afternoon. Interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also schedule alumni interviews in your area (also online).
Campus Tours
Campus tours run weekdays except for major holidays. During the winter, tours depart after the morning information session. For other (warmer) seasons, there is an additional tour in the afternoon following the afternoon information session. Reservations are recommended but not required. The tours typically last about an hour. Sunday tours are offered, too. They leave from the Smart Museum instead of Admissions, and there is no information session.
Overnight Visits
To schedule overnight visits, go online to http://visit.uchicago.edu/. There, you can select a date to visit. A university student will host you, and you can come earlier in the day to do a tour, go to an information session, and sit in on classes. You can check class schedules at http://timeschedules.uchicago.edu/ to get an idea of what classes you're interested in. At nighttime, your host will take over and show you a typical night at the University of Chicago.
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