University of Chicago in Chicago: Applying information

Chicago, IL

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

20 : 1

Admission considerations

Required

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank

Acceptance Rate

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9%

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

In comparison to National Average

University of Chicago acceptance rate is below national average.

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9%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 68%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 59%.

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9%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so University of Chicago acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 62%.

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.

Total

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60%

Full time

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60%

Part time

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0%

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

100%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The University of Chicago full-time retention rate is 100% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

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