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University of Chicago

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University of Chicago

Founded in 1890 with a generous donation from oil magnate, John D. Rockefeller, The University of Chicago has become a mover and shaker in various academic disciplines and consistently ranks as one of the best schools in the country. The University of Chicago is widely regarded as a beacon of academic scholarship from the Nobel Laureate professors to the undergraduate students. Undergraduates can choose from 50 majors of study in five colleges, including the New Collegiate Division which allows for interdisciplinary study. Students also complete a core curriculum, known as the ‘Common Core’ in which class sizes are kept small and professors teach students directly, as opposed to teaching assistants. With over 100 research institutes and 8.5 million volumes spread across its six libraries, the University encourages students to collaborate closely with professors on ground-breaking research projects. Beyond the vast educational resources of the University is Chicago itself, the city offers students a wealth of world-class arts, architecture, museums and more.


Admissions Phone 773 702-8650
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 1832 ACT: 1152 FAFSA: 001774 CSS Profile: 1832
Location Chicago, Illinois; Major city, 2 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan
College Type Private
College Newspaper The Chicago Maroon
Enrollment ~5,000 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Economics, Biology, Mathematics
Student Life Since 1987, the university has held the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt every May, in which large teams of students must search for odd items around campus. The University of Chicago is also home to the oldest continuously running student film society in the US, Doc Films. The annual summer carnival, ‘Summer Breeze’ is a student favorite. With numerous other organizations to choose from and a city full of opportunities, students have a healthy range of extracurricular activities to occupy themselves with when not immersed in a pile of books.
International ~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required;  SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall; Statement of good standing is required from prior institution(s)
Crossover University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Emory, Columbia
Other Very Selective (~20% admitted), Early Action, Common Application


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