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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.02% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
31,484 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
84.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,303 Graduates

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The median tuition at University of Chicago is $50,997, which is $18,787 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,068.

In 2016, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Chicago received 31,484 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.71% annual growth. Out of those 31,484 applicants, 2,499 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 7.94% acceptance rate.

There were 15,775 students enrolled at University of Chicago in 2016, and 59% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Chicago has an overall enrollment yield of 63.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Chicago has a total enrollment of 15,775 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Chicago is 13,316 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,459. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at University of Chicago are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Chicago, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.6% White, 13.1% Asian, 7.98% Hispanic or Latino, 4.36% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Chicago in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (8.96%), followed by White Female (7.46%) and Asian Female (3.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (10.4%), followed by White Female (8.32%) and Asian Female (2.09%).

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In 2016, 745 fewer women than men graduated from University of Chicago. The majority of students graduating from University of Chicago are White. These 2,248 graduates mean that there were 3.13 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 719 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Chicago is General Economics with 370 graduates, followed by General Biological Sciences with 166 graduates and General Mathematics with 158 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Chicago, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Math & Statistics, with 434 graduates, followed by Physical Sciences with 287 graduates and Public Administration and Social Service with 492 graduates.


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University of Chicago has an endowment valued at nearly $6.55B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $229M (3.5%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Chicago had a total expenditure of $3.38B. Of that $3.38B, they spent $1.05B on salaries and $293M on benefits.

University of Chicago employs 595 Professors, 291 Assistant professors, and 213 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Chicago are Male Professors (474), Male Assistant professors (195), and Male Associate professors (138).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Chicago are: Management, with 1,121 employees, Research, with 829 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 829 employees.



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