The University of Chicago
An Educational Ideal
A liberal arts college amidst a world-renowned research university, the University of Chicago offers a dynamic education, where over 7,000 students from 50 states and 100 countries encounter great thinkers, sharpen critical thinking skills, and engage in the life of the mind. With small, discussion-based classes and a strong commitment to free expression, UChicago encourages academic exploration and open discussion in a supportive and transformative community.
Academics & Research Opportunities
UChicago’s Core curriculum is an introduction to the tools of inquiry used in every discipline and is the perfect foundation for any major—and for all future endeavors. Complementing the breadth of the Core curriculum, 50 majors and minors, as well as dozens of areas of specialized study, encourage students to explore their academic interests. On-campus experiences are also supplemented by more than 60 study-abroad programs.
80% of UChicago students choose to do research in programs ranging from economics and cinema studies to astrophysics and sociology. More than 160 institutes and centers provide a home for true innovation. Our Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering provides a unique opportunity to pursue molecular-level science in both an academic and research context.
University of Chicago students are a community of scholars with a global perspective. A UChicago student’s first community is one of 48 College Houses, where they live, learn, and grow alongside a hundred or so residents who represent a cross-section of the diverse student body. Each House has a dedicated House table in one of the dining halls, extensive student and residential staff, and strong traditions—from Broomball tournaments to weekly tea-times to sunrise plunges in Lake Michigan.
Undergraduates actively participate in more than 450 student organizations encompassing athletics, the arts, community service, and Greek life. Varsity teams compete at the NCAA Division III level, and more than 70% of the student body participates in UChicago’s extensive intramural and club sports programs.
UChicago is committed to ensuring students graduate debt-free by meeting 100% of their demonstrated need. Families who apply for financial aid do not pay an application fee to UChicago. Students from families earning less than $60,000 per year attend UChicago for free, including free housing and food. Students from families earning less than $125,000 receive free tuition to UChicago. Additionally, loan-free financial aid packages means that UChicago's need-based financial aid is awarded as scholarships and grants—which do not need to be repaid—ensuring UChicago students are prepared for success after graduation without the burden of student debt influencing their future.
Key Admissions Stats
|Application Type||Application Deadline||Reply Deadline|
|Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted.||November 1||January 15|
|Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.||November 1||May 1|
|Fall Regular Decision||January 4||May 1|
|Other||January 2||March 6|
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Tuition, Cost & Aid
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|In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.|
|Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.|
|Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:|
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