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University of ChicagoChicago, IL
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#8 in National Universities
#9 in World University Rankings
#1 in Illinois Colleges
Rankings*#11 in National Universities
#20 in World University Rankings
#2 in Illinois Colleges
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more 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 Degree1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$60,552Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$58,701
expensive$61,548Graduate Tuitioncheaper$56,567
Less$38,615Average Financial Aid AmountMore$41,435
Admission
Higher1,535 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,495 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter6%Acceptance RateEasier9%
Favorable81%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower55%
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 CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller17,002Total EnrollmentLarger22,127
Smaller6,632Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,642
Smaller10,370Graduate Student PopulationLarger13,485
-Online Student Population654
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower94%
1%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher99%Retention RateLower97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,532)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,977)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,526)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty5 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty6 to 1
2,696Number of faculties2,646
Higher$174,009Average Faculty SalaryLower$157,343
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.