About University of Chicago

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does University of Chicago cost?

University of Chicago Cost of Attendance
In-state $53,649
Out-of-state $53,649
On-Campus Room and Board $15,093
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $31,068
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
Over $110,000

University of Chicago Financial Aid and Debt


Students paying down their debt


Typical Total Student Debt


Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 67% $34,674
Federal Grants 12% $6,711
Pell grants 12% $4,351
Other federal grants 8% $2,979
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 3% $4,681
Institutional grants or scholarships 64% $37,615
Student loan aid 8% $10,964
Federal student loans 8% $6,039
Other student loans 2% $24,711

University of Chicago Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Visit a college campus 241 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 127 Up to $600
Have work experience 106 Up to $4,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 178 Up to $750
Attend a summer program 108 Up to $4,500
Do an extracurricular activity 234 Up to $1,000
Take a foreign language class 141 Up to $3,000
Take a challenging class 262 Up to $3,000
Do community service 236 Up to $75

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

University of Chicago Admissions

What is University of Chicago's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 8%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 59% of applicants
SAT Reading 720-800
SAT Math 730-800
SAT Writing 700-780
ACT Submissions 57% of applicants
Composite Score 32-35

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University of Chicago Campus Life


Student to Faculty Ratio


Forbes Ranking


Four-Year Graduation Rate


Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 6046
Living on campus
Transfer Students 3%
Under Age 25 26%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

University of Chicago Graduation Success


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Four-Year Graduation Rate


Average Salary After Graduation

About University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, it holds top-ten positions in numerous national and international rankings and measures and is situated in Chicago’s Hyde Park community, offering a rich campus life in a big-city setting.


5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify