SummaryUniversity of Chicago is a private institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,066, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 203 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. University of Chicago's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 9. Its tuition and fees are $41,091 (2010-11).
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ApplyingWhen applying to University of Chicago, it's important to note the application deadline is January 2, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at University of Chicago is $65. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 27.3 percent.
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|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||27%|
|Application deadline||January 2|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at University of Chicago is 6:1, and the school has 77.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Chicago include: Biological and biomedical sciences; English language and literature/letters; History; Mathematics and statistics; and Social sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 98.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||86% - High|
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Student LifeUniversity of Chicago has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,066, with a gender distribution of 50.7 percent male students and 49.3 percent female students. University of Chicago is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & ServicesUniversity of Chicago offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. University of Chicago also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Chicago.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for SchoolAt University of Chicago, 48.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $33,027.
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|Tuition and fees||$41,091 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$12,153 (2010-11) - High|
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