University of Chicago


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: Illinois


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

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 14788
Total Grad Students: 9518
Undergraduate Students: 5270
Faculty: 3148

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 2:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 86%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago Illinois 60637


Main Email:

Main Phone: 773-702-1234

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Theodore A. O'Neill
Dean of Admissions , Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Madeline Wirtz
Admissions Counselor , Office of Admissions
773.834.6769 [ ]

International Admissions Contact:
Isabel C. Gomez
Director of International Admissions , Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Tom Weingartner
Director of Athletics , Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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.

Credits (Min/Max):

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.

Essay(s) required:
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.

Application Fee:
$60 application fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
April 1

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 31 34
English 31 35
Math 30 35
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 700 790
Math 700 780

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

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


Books: 1300

Other Expenses: 2237

Room and Board: 12633

Tuition and Fees: 43780

Total Cost: 59950

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

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. (

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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

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