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— Ella D.


acre campus

A certified botanic garden


Student to Faculty Ratio


Nobel laureates

associated with UChicago


of students are
involved in research

Students attend UChicago from over 100 countries around the world


varsity teams

27 UAA Championships

over the past decade

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UChicago brings together a diversity of top minds from around the world. Every application goes through the same holistic review process, meaning that there's no one piece of information—academic and extracurricular records, essays, letters of recommendation, and SAT or ACT scores—that could tell us on its own whether or not you would be a good fit for the College. And that's really what this process is about: finding a college home that is a good fit for your personality and your plans.

Admissions News

A Lifelong Love of History and Service

John Boyer, the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of History and beloved Dean of the College, reflects on his upbringing and experience at the University of Chicago. Read more

What Decisions Mean

Thank you for the time and effort you put forth in your application to UChicago! This year, once again, we’ve found that UChicago continues to attract incredible students, and we genuinely enjoyed reading the many applications we received. Find out what admission decisions mean and the next steps to take. Read more

Free Expression: A University of Chicago Core Value

The world-changing discoveries made at the University of Chicago are fueled by exposure to a diverse variety of viewpoints and arguments and the ability to respond to and discuss them. From round-tables at the House Table to debates in the dorm room, students at the University of Chicago have the freedom to openly refine ideas that work and question those that don’t. Learn more

Gift from the Pritzker Foundation Supports Creation of the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

With the creation of the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering—the first new school at the University in three decades—the University of Chicago is the first university in the nation with a school dedicated to this important field. The new School will be distinct from other engineering programs, with an organizational structure that transcends traditional boundaries and focuses on societal problems primed for new solutions. Learn more

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