University of Chicago Profile

The University of Chicago, founded in 1890, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 203-acre campus is located seven miles south of downtown Chicago.

Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 27% of 13,564 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: Yes
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: January 2
Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized Tests: Considered
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math:723 average 680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 723 average 690-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 708 average 670-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 30 average 28-32 range of middle 50%

Cost of Attendance: $56,213
Tuition and Fees: $41,091
Room and Board: $12,153
Average Percent of Need Met: 100%
Average Freshman Award: $39,153
Average Indebtedness of 2009 Graduates: $24,238

Academic Calendar System: Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,082
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 42% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-59 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts
Web Site:  Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline: February 1
Award Notification: On or about April 15
Methodology for Awarding: Institutional Aid Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 001774: Free

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