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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
Website:  www.uchicago.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
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:  17,002 (6,632 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  5 to 1
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Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteransregistrar.uchicago.edu/records/veterans-resources/
Disability Servicesdisabilities.uchicago.edu
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: 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
7%
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty3,598501
Instructional2,271425
Research and public service1,32776
Total graduate assistants-692
Instructional-121
Research-571
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$51,351$53,649$56,034$58,2303.9%
Books and supplies$1,800$1,800$1,800$1,8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,772$15,093$15,726$16,3504.0%
Other$2,177$2,175$2,175$2,1750.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$70,100$72,717$75,735$78,5553.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$57,759
Fees$1,209
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid11,05761%————
Grant or scholarship aid95455%$40,766,804$42,732
Federal grants19811%$1,365,167$6,895
Pell grants19811%$894,384$4,517
Other federal grants1589%$470,783$2,980
State/local government grant or scholarships664%$319,731$4,844
Institutional grants or scholarships95155%$39,081,906$41,096
Student loan aid18210%$1,481,402$8,140
Federal student loans17510%$908,179$5,190
Other student loans251%$573,223$22,929
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,836$148,125,571$38,615
Pell grants686$3,074,417$4,482
Federal student loans669$4,014,495$6,001
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$31,068$34,834$33,003
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$2,551$3,620$3,178
$30,001 – $48,000$2,665$2,289$6,325
$48,001 – $75,000$4,536$4,672$7,933
$75,001 – $110,000$12,069$15,458$18,782
$110,001 and more$37,066$39,354$40,853
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment17,002
Undergraduate enrollment6,632
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment14
Graduate enrollment10,370
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 19%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 14%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 12%
Out-of-state: 71%
Foreign countries: 17%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%
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%
  • Interpret data with caution. Distance education programs are not offered during fall terms.
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants32,28315,11317,170
Percent admitted7%8%7%
Percent admitted who enrolled77%77%76%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT96553%
ACT1,03958%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Writing720770
SAT Math750800
ACT Composite3335
ACT English3436
ACT Math3035
  • The only exception to the English proficiency test requirement is for applicants who for two or more years have attended a high school or college where the primary language of instruction is English.
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 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 94%
(*) 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 2010]
4-year: 89%
6-year: 94%
8-year: 95%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 89%
6-year: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 94%
Female: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 100%
Asian: 98%
Black or African American: 88%
Hispanic/Latino: 88%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 95%
Two or more races: 90%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 97%
Non-resident alien: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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 are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) 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, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. 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.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 96%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 96%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies7---
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other4---
Latin American Studies26--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies030--
Category total1336--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy-22-
Bioinformatics-27--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General12600-
Biophysics-511-
Developmental Biology and Embryology-12-
Ecology-25-
Evolutionary Biology-65-
Genetics, General-16-
Human/Medical Genetics-115-
Immunology-03-
Microbiology, General-13-
Molecular Biochemistry-66-
Molecular Genetics-24-
Molecular Medicine-0--
Molecular Physiology-00-
Neurobiology and Anatomy-04-
Neuroscience1616-
Oncology and Cancer Biology-03-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-05-
Category total1426570-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-1,322--
Business/Commerce, General-1118-
Finance, General---8
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0--
Marketing Research---6
Category total-1,3331814
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Political Communication---1
Category total---1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other-16--
Computer Programming, Other-25--
Computer Science6812014-
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst---8
Category total68161148
Education
Elementary Education and Teaching-31--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---9
Category total-31-9
Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering1119-
Category total1119-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General49411-
Category total49411-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics-01-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1323-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-10-
Comparative Literature112-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other723-
German Language and Literature300-
Linguistics1947-
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other5711-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other318-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General302-
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General112-
Category total551939-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services Administration---27
Medicine--97-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies2---
Public Health, Other-172-
Category total2179927
History
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology5---
History, General541118-
History, Other-02-
Category total591120-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Securities Services Administration/Management-30--
Category total-30--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General--4-
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law---0
Law--206-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-89--
Category total-892100
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-12--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1091--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other---0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies11---
Category total21103-0
Mathematics and Statistics
Financial Mathematics-81--
Mathematics, General1081616-
Statistics, General2415510-
Category total13225226-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-00-
Nutrition Sciences-03-
Science, Technology and Society--1-
Category total004-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies1711--
Category total1711--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies2-0-
Philosophy3876-
Category total4076-
Physical Sciences
Astronomy-08-
Chemistry, General276127-
Chemistry, Other12---
Geophysics and Seismology536-
Physical Sciences-12--
Physics, General551719-
Category total999360-
Psychology
Counseling Psychology2756-
Experimental Psychology49915-
Psychology, General000-
Category total761421-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
International Policy Analysis---1
Public Policy Analysis, General107149918
Social Work02065-
Category total1073551419
Social Sciences
Anthropology18414-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3022132-
Economics, General00019
Geography6---
International Relations and Affairs1948-21
Political Science and Government, General901313-
Social Sciences, General-2356-
Social Sciences, Other17---
Sociology26119-
Category total4783327440
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity/Ministry-7--
Theology/Theological Studies32828-
Category total33528-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1336-
Design and Visual Communications, General-8--
Directing and Theatrical Production7---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies913-
Music, General897-
Visual and Performing Arts, Other6---
Category total432116-
Grand total1,4153,020739118
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, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 19
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: $34,534
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $22,056
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
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
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined140123
Baseball34
Basketball1715
Football87
Soccer2529
Softball16
Swimming and Diving3232
Tennis178
Volleyball17
Wrestling30
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1913)8/31/2026
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schoolsAccredited since ((!)01/01/1923)08/31/2022
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 theologyAccredited since (07/01/1938)12/31/2022
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1942)12/31/2021
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/112686.
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
Rape5615
Fondling552
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault307
Burglary14169
Motor vehicle theft013
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape4313
Fondling422
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary1020
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate1.5%0.8%1.3%
Number in default271529
Number in repayment1,7211,8542,099
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)