The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

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The University of Chicago Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 2
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 2
College Will Notify April 1
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 12,202 13,069 25,271
Accepted 1,675 1,665 3,340
Acceptance Rate 14% 13% 13%
Enrolled 807 720 1,527

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.79 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(74% of Students Admitted to The University of Chicago Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 700 to 780
  • Math 700 to 790
  • Writing 690 to 770
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 780 790 770
Bottom 25th Percentile 700 700 690

ACT Scores

(50% of Students Admitted to The University of Chicago Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 32 to 35
  • Math 30 to 35
  • Composite 31 to 34
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 35 35 34
Bottom 25th Percentile 32 30 31

The University of Chicago Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($75)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent     Not Considered
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Very Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4
Foreign Language 3
History 2
Math 4
Science 4
Social Studies 2
Electives 1 1

The University of Chicago Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 5,518 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 55 (0%)

The University of Chicago Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($75)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 15)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Important
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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