Facts and Figures


1890 by John D. Rockefeller


Campus and Location

217-acre campus seven miles south of the main business district of Chicago.
Neo-Gothic architecture, designated a botanic garden in 1997.
Neighborhood of Hyde Park, a residential community of 43,000 on the banks of Lake Michigan; home to more than 60 percent of the faculty.



2,752 faculty and other academic personnel.
Associated with more than 80 Nobel Prize winners, including 6 currently on staff.
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Student Body

5,547 students in the College (53% male/47% female)
9,866 graduate students
99% of freshman return


Class of 2016

Number applied: 25,268
Number admitted: 3,349
Number attending: 1,527
62% come from public high schools
50% of SAT takers have between 1440 and 1540 on the SAT for their combined Critical Reading and Math scores
50% of ACT takers have between 31 and 34 on the ACT


Geographical Diversity

Midwest: 26%, Mid-Atlantic: 21%, New England: 7%, South: 11%, Southwest: 9%, West: 15%, Outside US: 10%
We have students representing 72 different countries and all 50 states.


Involvement in High School Activities

Varsity Athletics 54%
Music 45%
Editorial (newspaper, literary magazine, yearbook) 23%
Community Service 76%
Theater 18%
Religious Organizations 13%
Student Government 28%



BA or BS in 50 majors; 40 minors
Top Seven Majors by Enrollment
Biological Sciences
Political Science
English Language/Literature
International Studies
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Graduate Divisions

Biological Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences


Professional Schools

Divinity School, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Law School, Pritzker School of Medicine, Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, School of Social Service Administration



6 locations and 8.5 million print volumes
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Three 11-week quarters, one summer quarter


Study Abroad

Over 40 programs in over 20 countries through UChicago
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Student Organizations

Over 350 academic, cultural, social, fine arts, media, political, or religious organizations, including national champion debate and quiz bowl teams, the oldest student-run film society in the nation, and the first improvisational comedy group in the nation.
One in 10 students are members of six sororities and 14 fraternities.
University Theater is the largest student organization; Model United Nations is the second largest.
Students convene in one of seven student centers.
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Arts and Culture

7 professional organizations in residence on campus
More than 200 theater companies in Chicago
More than 80 dance companies
49 museums
More than 7,000 restaurants
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19 varsity teams in the UAA conference of NCAA Division III, including 11 teams in the top 30 in the 2009–2010 year. Other honors for the 2009–2010 year:
3 individual national champtionships
16 All-Americans
26 national qualifiers
2 UAA rookies of the year
135 all-UAA
One in 10 students are varsity athletes.
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40,000 active College alumni
160,000 total alumni

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(2016-17)Tuition: $50,997
Room and board: $15,093
Books and personal expenses: $3,975
Student Life Fee: $1,494
Total: $71,559


Financial Aid

$135 million budget allocated for student aid
Need-blind admissions
100% of demonstrated need is met
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