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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
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  15,775 (6,001 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
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
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
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 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty3,577564
Research and public service1,40886
Total graduate assistants-546
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$49,380$51,351$53,649$56,0344.4%
Books and supplies$1,800$1,800$1,800$1,8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,215$14,772$15,093$15,7264.2%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$67,572$70,100$72,717$75,7354.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid197861%————
Grant or scholarship aid92958%$35,193,269$37,883
Federal grants16510%$1,142,038$6,921
Pell grants16510%$738,038$4,473
Other federal grants1369%$404,000$2,971
State/local government grant or scholarships513%$237,574$4,658
Institutional grants or scholarships92958%$33,813,657$36,398
Student loan aid1369%$1,411,792$10,381
Federal student loans1228%$650,262$5,330
Other student loans201%$761,530$38,077
  • 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 aid13,79063%$134,230,571$35,417
Pell grants64711%$2,825,160$4,367
Federal student loans75813%$4,637,964$6,119
  • 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$33,107$31,068$34,834
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$6,260$2,551$3,620
$30,001 – $48,000$5,263$2,665$2,289
$48,001 – $75,000$10,469$4,536$4,672
$75,001 – $110,000$19,095$12,069$15,458
$110,001 and more$40,618$37,066$39,354
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment15,775
Undergraduate enrollment6,001
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment25
Graduate enrollment9,774
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 18%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 43%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 12%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 15%
Out-of-state: 70%
Foreign countries: 15%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
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 (2017-2018): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
Number of applicants27,69413,05014,644
Percent admitted9%9%8%
Percent admitted who enrolled72%73%70%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2017 (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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing730780
SAT Math750800
ACT Composite3235
ACT English3335
ACT Math3135
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 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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, 97 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
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 2009]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 92%
[Began in Fall 2011]
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 2009 or Fall 2011
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 2011 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: 0%
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 78%
Hispanic/Latino: 92%
White: 93%
Two or more races: 84%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 92%
Non-resident alien: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 93%
Received award in 8 years: 93%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
Received award in 6 years: 87%
Received award in 8 years: 87%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies2---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other6---
Latin American Studies13--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-29--
Category total932--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General14801-
Developmental Biology and Embryology-03-
Evolutionary Biology-44-
Genetics, General-04-
Human/Medical Genetics-16-
Microbiology, General-24-
Molecular Biochemistry-28-
Molecular Genetics-06-
Molecular Medicine-6--
Molecular Physiology-01-
Neurobiology and Anatomy-12-
Oncology and Cancer Biology-13-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-03-
Category total1483373-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-1,255--
Business/Commerce, General-814-
Finance, General---16
International Business/Trade/Commerce-2--
Marketing Research---12
Category total-1,2651428
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Political Communication---7
Category total---7
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Programming, Other-14--
Computer Science641006-
Category total641146-
Elementary Education and Teaching-27--
Category total-27--
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering-14-
Category total-14-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General55813-
Category total55813-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics-01-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1620-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-23-
Comparative Literature445-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other715-
German Language and Literature200-
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other10816-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other414-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General202-
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General012-
Category total582140-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services Administration---40
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies1---
Public Health, Other-104-
Category total1108940
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology4---
History, General482715-
History, Other-00-
Category total522715-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Securities Services Administration/Management-6--
Category total-6--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General--2-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law---0
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-75--
Category total-752180
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-20--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies391--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other---0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies7---
Category total10111-0
Mathematics and Statistics
Financial Mathematics-110--
Mathematics, General1321715-
Statistics, General25995-
Category total15722620-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-00-
Nutrition Sciences-04-
Science, Technology and Society--1-
Category total105-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies155--
Category total155--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies1-0-
Category total2853-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General234127-
Chemistry, Other20---
Geophysics and Seismology1146-
Physical Sciences-24--
Physics, General571919-
Category total1118955-
Counseling Psychology2586-
Experimental Psychology4608-
Psychology, General090-
Category total711714-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General751481029
Social Work-2057-
Category total753531729
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3152025-
Economics, General00321
International Relations and Affairs2041--
Political Science and Government, General1061613-
Social Sciences, General-2103-
Social Sciences, Other13---
Category total4963067021
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies34411-
Category total36111-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1079-
Design and Visual Communications, General-8--
Directing and Theatrical Production8---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1406-
Music, General346-
Visual and Performing Arts, Other8---
Category total431921-
Grand total1,3972,811688125
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 24
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 100
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $31,836
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $22,990
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined14592
Swimming and Diving3233
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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 theology7/1/1938 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations111
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape000
Aggravated assault307
Motor vehicle theft013
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape000
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 Year201420132012
Default rate1.3%0.9%1.4%
Number in default292134
Number in repayment2,0992,1122,363
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)