University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,558
Graduate Enrollment: 11,196
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 6.48%

Male/Female: 48% / 52% (2017)

First generation college students: 20.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.3% (2016)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2014)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,535
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1510 - 1580

2022 Median Admit ACT: 34
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 33 - 35

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 56.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 53.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 51.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 47.8% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 33.5%
Black: 6.1%
Hispanic: 14.9%
Asian: 19.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 7.0%
Non-resident alien: 15.8%
Unknown race: 2.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $81,531
In-State tuition: $62,241
Out-of-State tuition: $62,241

Estimated books and supplies: $1,800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $17,685 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,400 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $7,500 (2004)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,472 (2005)

Average Family Income: $107,141 (2017)
Median Family Income: $47,140 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 12.3%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 5.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $15,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $159 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $2,993
$30k-48k $3,316
$48k-75k $7,432
$75k-110k $13,648
$110k+ $41,816

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 91%
6-year graduation rate: 96%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 92.9% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $15,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $13,783 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $11,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 86.2% (2015)
@3 year 89.6% (2017)
@5 year 91.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 75.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 73.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $69,111 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $90,882 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Natural Resources Management and Policy. 10
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 17 $38,644 ($3,220)
Master's Degree Area Studies. 31 $709 $67,026 ($5,586)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 3
Master's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 9
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 30
Master's Degree Computer Programming. 28 $100,087 ($8,341)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Systems Analysis. 21
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 96 $125,464 ($10,455) $175,145 ($14,595)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 156 $912 $113,087 ($9,424) $123,415 ($10,285)
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 4
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 1
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 35 $752 $59,212 ($4,934)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 8
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 28
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 3
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 5
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 27 $16,062 ($1,339)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 4
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 14
Master's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Doctoral Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 12
Doctoral Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Master's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Doctoral Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
Bachelor's Degree South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 3
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 59 $713 $35,511 ($2,959) $55,428 ($4,619)
Doctoral Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 21 $56,587 ($4,716)
Master's Degree Physical Sciences. 33
Bachelor's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 9
Master's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1
Doctoral Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 60
Master's Degree Chemistry. 17
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 37
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 8
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 5
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 55 $58,003 ($4,834) $81,076 ($6,756)
Master's Degree Physics. 26
Doctoral Degree Physics. 22
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 71 $17,500 $186 $38,402 ($3,200) $65,966 ($5,497)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 13
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 40 $12,000 $127 $42,663 ($3,555)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 6
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 13
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 19 $680 $97,224 ($8,102) $97,056 ($8,088)
Bachelor's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 141 $17,492 $185 $53,415 ($4,451) $85,597 ($7,133)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 3
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 8
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 8
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 16
Doctoral Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 7
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 15
Doctoral Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 5
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Master's Degree Music. 1
Doctoral Degree Music. 12
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, Other. 24
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 16
First Professional Degree Medicine. 82 $1,606 $63,841 ($5,320) $89,242 ($7,437)
Master's Degree Public Health. 16
Doctoral Degree Public Health. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 36
Master's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 14
Doctoral Degree Business/Commerce, General. 17
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1225 $1,053 $175,291 ($14,608) $204,813 ($17,068)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Finance and Financial Management Services. 59
Master's Degree International Business. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Marketing. 6
Bachelor's Degree History. 73 $48,813 ($4,068) $65,148 ($5,429)
Master's Degree History. 9
Doctoral Degree History. 22
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 23
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 13
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 2
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 14
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 11
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 6
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 10
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 1
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 10
Master's Degree Genetics. 6
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 7
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 5
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 23 $533 $82,504 ($6,875)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Biotechnology. 13
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 13
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 14
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 35
Master's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 1
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 185 $12,000 $127 $92,939 ($7,745) $107,611 ($8,968)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 15
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 12
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 81
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 74 $82,907 ($6,909)
Master's Degree Statistics. 139 $551 $116,429 ($9,702) $144,308 ($12,026)
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 12
Bachelor's Degree Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 2
Master's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 1
Doctoral Degree Science, Technology and Society. 2
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 82 $22,641 $240 $31,550 ($2,629) $55,143 ($4,595)
Master's Degree Philosophy. 6
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 11
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 4
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 308 $897 $72,615 ($6,051) $99,750 ($8,313)
Doctoral Degree Public Policy Analysis. 1
Master's Degree Social Work. 224 $861 $47,444 ($3,954) $61,154 ($5,096)
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 6
Master's Degree Social Sciences, General. 244 $495 $39,630 ($3,303) $59,606 ($4,967)
Doctoral Degree Social Sciences, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 26
Master's Degree Anthropology. 4
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 404 $13,197 $142 $89,713 ($7,476) $127,832 ($10,653)
Master's Degree Economics. 30
Doctoral Degree Economics. 26
Graduate/Professional Certificate Economics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 6
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 17 $61,202 ($5,100)
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 46 $431 $78,709 ($6,559)
Graduate/Professional Certificate International Relations and National Security Studies. 60
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 113 $18,500 $196 $52,194 ($4,350) $78,986 ($6,582)
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 16
Graduate/Professional Certificate Political Science and Government. 7
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 30
Master's Degree Sociology. 8
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Policy Analysis. 39
Doctoral Degree South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 18
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 13
Master's Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 11
Doctoral Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7
Master's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Doctoral Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
First Professional Degree Law. 201 $2,146 $181,658 ($15,138) $256,407 ($21,367)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 84
Doctoral Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 70 $40,525 ($3,377) $39,095 ($3,258)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 1
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 15
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 24
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 20 $53,597 ($4,466)
Doctoral Degree Nutrition Sciences. 1
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 132 $731 $34,120 ($2,843) $53,995 ($4,500)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 127 $13,500 $143 $30,978 ($2,582) $52,065 ($4,339)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $157,950
Full time faculty: 86%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 5.0

School's endowment start of year: $7,199,520,706 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $9,594,956,009 (2022)