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First-Generation College Applicants

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The college application process is all about asking questions. What am I looking for in a college? Do I want to participate in research? What size school do I want to go to? What do I even want to study?

As a first-generation college applicant, you may find that you have all of these questions and more. Life at UChicago is all about asking questions, and in the spirit of rigorous inquiry, we want to give you the tools to find your own answers.

Below, you will find information on approaching and tackling the college application process as a first-generation applicant, as well as information about resources that the UChicago community provides for first-generation students on campus.

Guide to College
The Guide to College
Use the Guide as a tool to help you with your college search and better understand how to apply to college.
Share Your Voice
Share Your Voice
Our campus is home to students from all 50 states and 120 countries and represents a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
2017 Outcomes Report
2017 Outcomes Report
UChicago students accomplish amazing things. Learn about what the class of 2017 has gone on to do following graduation.