University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL
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Does University of Chicago have a public database of previously transferred courses that have been accepted?
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Are there pipelines for undergrads who want to remain at UChicago for graduate school?
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Can a student complete a triple major?
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Are there places near/on campus to enjoy and reconnect with nature?

Majors offered at University of Chicago

Biggest majors
Economics
Mathematics
Biology, General

Academics at University of Chicago

1470-1570
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Considered with application
33-35
ACT Score Range
1
36
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Selectivity
Most Selective (7% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

University of Chicago demographics

37% White
13% Asian
9% Hispanic
4% Black
4% Multiracial
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Common careers for University of Chicago students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer108k
Executive Director103k
Data Scientist98k
Management Consultant85k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)68k
Data Analyst64k
Research Analyst54k
Based on 12,397 student responses
65.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
123.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
40%in High-Meaning careers
22%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Chicago

University of Chicago financial aid

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Student reviews of University of Chicago

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Beautiful campus
LGBTQ+ friendly
Close to activities in a city
Access to outdoor activities

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

UChicago is known for the motto "where fun goes to die", but that is not exactly a negative thing. It just means that students are hyperfocused on academics. If you are that student then this is the place for you.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sadly I started in the midst of the pandemic and I didn't get to experience most of the traditions that UChicago is known for.

Makiyah Murray
Volunteering
Reading
Baking
Sewing + 5 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I am currently a first-year here at the college. It may be known that UChicago focuses on being different or "quirky" during their application process, and I can attest that this trait makes sense as the school itself does things quite differently than most. There are always things that can be said about a school to improve but overall, I am satisfied with my decision to enroll at the university. However, I always encourage to research a school's history and the values they stand on.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Woodlawn, the dorm I currently live in is far from terrible, but also far from wonderful. The walls are thin and I really wasn't thrilled about the concrete. Make sure to bring extra light sources as well!

Carole Saint-Hilaire
Drawing And Illustration
Writing

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

UChicago does a lot to make people feel included. There are countless clubs and organizations that people can get involved with. The range of potential classes and majors to take also makes it easy to tailor your academic experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some students can be incredibly stuck-up and feel a superiority complex over attending the school. Not every teacher is competent or invested in your success. It can be very cutthroat.

Gabrielle Byrd
Music Production
Psychology

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The education at the University of Chicago is challenging but in a way that is doable.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There's a lot of work, so it's best to learn time management.

Anthony Chellew
Politics and Political Science
Music Production
Psychology
Sports + 2 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The rigor of the academics.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Lack of social life.

Shinjini Chakraborty
Journalism
Writing
Gaming
Art + 3 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The academics at UChicago are extremely difficult, but due to this fact, the students that go there come out tougher, smarter, and able to persevere through the hardest challenges. The community that you can find here with your peers is excellent, and the members of staff are similarly great. Included among the professors are Nobel Prize winners and nominees, and other experts in their fields.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The tuition at UChicago is exorbitant, which you should beware of. Additionally, the campus is quite large, expect to walk at least a mile a day. Some people complain about the food, but I personally didn't dislike it.

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