Sunday, February 5, 2012

University of Chicago

Located in Hyde Park, about 7 miles from downtown Chicago, the University of Chicago is one of the top-ranking universities in the U.S. Although the school has almost twice as many graduate students as undergrads, the undergraduate programs are highly respected and a significant majority of students go on to graduate school. Social sciences, sciences, and humanities are all strong. The university can boast of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and membership in the Association of American Universities. First-year students at the University of Chicago reside in one of 38 "houses" which serve as the center of student life.

Admissions Data (2010):

Enrollment (2009):

  • Total Enrollment: 15,094 (5,114 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2010 - 11):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,041
  • Books: $1,250 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,153
  • Other Expenses: $2,146
  • Total Cost: $57,590

University of Chicago Financial Aid (2008 - 09):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 72%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 60%
    • Loans: 34%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,068
    • Loans: $7,247

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Political Science

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 98%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 86%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

The University of Chicago and the Common Application

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