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University of Chicago is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The city atmosphere of Chicago makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

96 Undergraduate Degrees
239 Graduate Degrees
$56,722 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
9% Acceptance Rate

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University of Chicago Rankings

UChicago holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UChicago has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#32 Most Popular Computer Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UChicago.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Computer Programming Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UChicago has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#23 Best Schools Course Advisor
#25 Highest Paid Computer Science Graduates College Factual
#28 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual
#60 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of Chicago?

Location of University of Chicago

Contact details for UChicago are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-1234

How Do I Get Into UChicago?

You can apply to UChicago online at:

Admission Requirements for UChicago

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UChicago?

9% Acceptance Rate
49% Of Accepted Are Women
47% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 9%, UChicago is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 51% of accepted students are men and 49% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 9%, and the acceptance rate for women is 8%.

Average Test Scores

About 47% of students accepted to UChicago submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 730 and 780. Math scores were between 750 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Chicago  ( 730 to 780 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Chicago  ( 750 to 800 )
UChicago received ACT scores from 67% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 33 and 35. Math scores were between 31 and 35. Composite scores were between 32 and 35.

ACT English Scores for University of Chicago  ( 33 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Chicago  ( 31 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Chicago  ( 32 to 35 )

Can I Afford University of Chicago?

$56,722 Net Price
10% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UChicago is $56,722. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UChicago, approximately 10% of students took out student loans averaging $8,140 a year. That adds up to $32,560 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UChicago is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Chicago Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,847 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,891 undergraduate students at UChicago, with 6,847 being full-time and 44 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UChicago

There are also 10,561 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,847 full-time undergraduates at UChicago, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UChicago

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Chicago students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UChicago Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,281
Black or African American 380
Hispanic or Latino 972
White 2,545
International Students 1,039
Other Races/Ethnicities 630

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at University of Chicago. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 117 countries are represented at UChicago. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Chicago

0 Took All Classes Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

This is the #1,560 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UChicago regardless of major.

University of Chicago Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 96 0 156 4 256
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 30 0 30
Other Computer Programming 0 0 28 0 28
Information Systems 0 21 0 0 21
TOTAL 96 21 214 4 335


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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