University of Chicago

1,107 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Chicago is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
9%
SAT Range
1435-1600
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$34,352/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,964/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,582/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,350/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,674/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,693/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,674Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Everyone has something interesting about them
    72%
  • Unabashedly excited about learning
    17%
  • Extremely Liberal
    6%
  • No one PRETENDS to care about anything
    6%
  • Econ major
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
Poll
62%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Intellectual
    75%
  • Love-hate relationship
    17%
  • Intellectual and fun
    8%
  • Intellectual and quirky
    0%

After University of Chicago

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$62,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

1,107 reviews
  • Excellent
    242
  • Very Good
    392
  • Average
    360
  • Poor
    67
  • Terrible
    35
UChicago is a beautiful school with incredibly driven students. Everyone is incredibly impressive- it can be intomidsting at times, but it also pushes you to be your best. The University is extremely rigorous but prepares you well for the future.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 days ago
I have really, really enjoyed the University of Chicago so far! There are so many interesting classes, and the professors are without a doubt passionate and experienced in their fields. My school is centered on the idea of "the life of the mind," and encourages students to explore and develop a passion for learning, which is exactly what I love. For example, last year I decided to take Modern Yucatec Maya as a language, just for kicks, and it ended up not only being my favorite class, but also introduced me to a whole new world of opportunities. I actually got to use Maya with native Maya speakers while vacationing in Yucatán this past summer. UChicago is great for so many reasons, but mostly because it creates the perfect environment for students that are curious and eager to learn about anything and everything.
  • College Sophomore
  • 16 days ago
It's a lot of work and is easy to forget about fun
  • College Junior
  • 17 days ago