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University of ChicagoChicago, IL
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California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$62,241Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$58,680
expensive$63,936Graduate Tuitioncheaper$58,443
Less$41,552Average Financial Aid AmountMore$42,648
Admission
1,545 SAT
34 ACT
Test Scores-
Easier6.48%Acceptance RateTighter3.92%
Favorable83.46%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower52.94%
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted Credits
Enrollment
Larger17,834Total EnrollmentSmaller2,240
Larger7,056Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller901
Larger10,778Graduate Student PopulationSmaller1,339
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower93%
-Transfer-out Rate2%
Higher100%Retention RateLower94%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,532)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,630)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty5 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty3 to 1
2,867Number of faculties393
Lower$158,597Average Faculty SalaryHigher$187,414
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.