University of Chicago
Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Private
Academic Calendar: Quarter
Located in Hyde Park, about 7 miles from downtown Chicago, the University of Chicago is one of the top-ranking universities in the U.S. Although the school has almost twice as many graduate students as undergrads, the undergraduate programs are highly respected and a significant majority of students go on to graduate school. Social sciences, sciences, and humanities are all strong. The university can boast of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and membership in the Association of American Universities. First-year students at the University of Chicago reside in one of 38 "houses" which serve as the center of student life.
Most Popular Majors
Biology, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Political Science
Total Students: 14788
Total Grad Students: 9518
Undergraduate Students: 5270
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 2:1
Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 86%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago Illinois 60637
Main Phone: 773-702-1234
Theodore A. O'Neill
Dean of Admissions , Office of Admissions
Transfer Services Contact:
Admissions Counselor , Office of Admissions
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International Admissions Contact:
Isabel C. Gomez
Director of International Admissions , Office of Admissions
Director of Athletics , Athletics Department
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used?
High School Transcript Required?
Minimum GPA for Applying:
We have no set minimum GPA.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Must have passed with a grade of C or better (in some cases, a grade of B or better is required) from an accredited institution.
Test Scores for Applying:
Have official SAT Reasoning or ACT scores sent to the University of Chicago. (Chicago's SAT code is 1832; the ACT code is 1152.) All testing must be completed prior to the application deadline; test results are valid for a period of five years.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Give this form to the dean of students of your current college or university, and give these forms to college instructors who know you well and can write about your strengths as a student.
Furthermore, the essays that you are asked to write as part of the application serve as a particularly important opportunity for transfer students to show their individuality in addition to the ability to write clearly and effectively.
$60 application fee.
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfers Applied: over 800
Transfers Accepted: 88
Transfer Percentage Accepted: %
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 16%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: %
Admissions Data From: Fall 2007
Other Expenses: 2237
Room and Board: 12633
Tuition and Fees: 43780
Total Cost: 59950
Note on Costs:
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
On this page, you will find everything you need to apply for a Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Parent PLUS, or private alternative student loans. (http://collegeaid.uchicago.edu/prospective/loans_lenders.shtml)
Own Financial Aid Form?
Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6440
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 72%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 59%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 38%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010