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IPEDS ID: 144050
OPE ID: 00177400
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University of Chicago
5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637
General information:  (773) 702-1234
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  15,048 (5,703 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  The University has a mission statement, formally adopted by the governing board and made public, declaring that it is an institution of higher education.

Since its founding, the mission of the University of Chicago, reiterated by each president, has been to sustain at the highest level of excellence the communication of knowledge, the creation of knowledge, and the fostering of a dynamic community of scholars and students.

The University's first formal statement of mission appears in its Articles of Incorporation, initially adopted in 1890 and most recently amended in 1944.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty3,271612
Research and public service1,30795
Total graduate assistants-583
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$42,041$43,780$45,609$47,5144.2%
Books and supplies$1,250$1,300$1,350$1,4003.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,153$12,633$13,137$13,6533.9%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$57,590$59,950$62,425$64,9884.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,01667%————
Grant or scholarship aid96563%$29,422,818$30,490
Federal grants17812%$1,041,167$5,849
Pell grants17812%$741,167$4,164
Other federal grants1007%$300,000$3,000
State/local government grant or scholarships473%$221,840$4,720
Institutional grants or scholarships96063%$28,159,811$29,333
Student loan aid39326%$2,430,906$6,186
Federal student loans37925%$1,750,655$4,619
Other student loans342%$680,251$20,007
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,43561%$104,773,382$30,502
Pell grants79714%$3,214,987$4,034
Federal student loans1,64829%$9,358,323$5,679
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$29,924$31,917$31,935
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$10,228$13,267$8,112
$30,001 – $48,000$10,504$13,501$8,408
$48,001 – $75,000$16,315$17,079$12,579
$75,001 – $110,000$27,611$26,500$23,131
$110,001 and more$43,193$39,555$40,545
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment15,048
Undergraduate enrollment5,703
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment18
Graduate enrollment9,345
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 53%
Female: 47%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 18%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 13%
Out-of-state: 76%
Foreign countries: 10%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 77%
Part-time: 23%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants30,30414,33915,965
Percent admitted9%10%8%
Percent admitted who enrolled53%56%50%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading720800
SAT Math720790
SAT Writing700780
ACT Composite3235
ACT English3335
ACT Math3135
ACT Writing810
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 99%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 98 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 93%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 93%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 92%
Female: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 96%
Black or African American: 83%
Hispanic/Latino: 91%
White: 93%
Two or more races: 90%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 93%
Non-resident alien: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies0--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other3--
Latin American Studies24-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-24-
Category total528-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General141-0
Developmental Biology and Embryology--3
Evolutionary Biology-15
Genetics, General-05
Human/Medical Genetics--6
Microbiology, General--4
Molecular Biochemistry--5
Molecular Genetics--3
Molecular Physiology-102
Neurobiology and Anatomy--10
Oncology and Cancer Biology-14
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-27
Category total1412472
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-1,348-
Business/Commerce, General--16
International Business/Trade/Commerce-5-
Category total-1,35316
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science24646
Category total24646
Education, General-34-
Category total-34-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General7417
Category total7417
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics-21
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2021
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--2
Comparative Literature1027
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other417
German Language and Literature323
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other519
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other889
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General345
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General213
Category total652350
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health, Other-42
Category total-484
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology8--
History, General511125
History, Other--1
Category total591126
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Securities Services Administration/Management-12-
Category total-12-
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-01
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-68-
Category total-68216
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-41-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies9112-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies7--
Category total16153-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, Other-112-
Mathematics, General961714
Statistics, General112610
Category total10715524
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--4
Nutrition Sciences-12
Category total016
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies11--
Category total11--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0--
Category total35510
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General313322
Chemistry, Other10--
Geophysics and Seismology1544
Physical Sciences-1-
Physics, General471212
Category total1035442
Counseling Psychology2148
Psychology, General481813
Category total692221
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-00
Public Policy Analysis, General611419
Social Work-22612
Category total6136721
Social Sciences
Economics, General2233030
International Relations and Affairs3743-
Political Science and Government, General1181512
Social Sciences, General-1434
Social Sciences, Other8--
Category total46125273
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies104416
Category total106216
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation766
Design and Visual Communications, General-16-
Directing and Theatrical Production8--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies814
Music, General6110
Visual and Performing Arts, Other8--
Category total372420
Grand total1,2782,717710
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined120106
Swimming and Diving3027
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology(!)7/1/1938 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations313
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible355
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible034
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate1.4%2.4%2.3%
Number in default365449
Number in repayment2,4022,1682,064
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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