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University of Chicago - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


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University of Chicago Description:

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.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 15,245 (5,618 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 99% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $47,514
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,653
  • Other Expenses: $2,421
  • Total Cost: $64,988

University of Chicago Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 68%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 59%
    • Loans: 28%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,033
    • Loans: $6,116

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Political Science

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 99%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 86%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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