University of Chicago: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from University of Chicago’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

UChicago Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 5801 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago
  • State: Illinois
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Quarter
  • Retention Rate: 99%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 7,526
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 5:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Application Essay
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores


Very Important
Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
First Generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical Residence
State Residency
Religious affiliation/commitment
Racial/ethnic Status
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 2
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (2 years maximum)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Decision and Early Action)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1
  • EA Plan: Not Restrictive

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 1,199 International (nonresidents) students
  • 1,122 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 456  Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 2,513  White, non-Hispanic students
  • 1 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 1,499 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 1 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 525 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 210 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$75 Application Fee

$61,179 Tuition Fee

$3,081 Required Fees

$18,396 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $148,821,541

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $30,311,312

The data presented here was collected from the University of Chicago Common Data Set 2021-2022.

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