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University of Chicago Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Chicago? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,521 out of 30,069 applicants or 8% were admitted making University of Chicago an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. University of Chicago typically accepts and attracts A average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 61% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Chicago is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 16,205 13,864 30,069
Accepted 1,247 1,274 2,521
Acceptance Rate 8% 9% 8%
Enrolled 749 788 1,537
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 60% 62% 61%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Chicago and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Chicago regularly accepts students with ACTs of 32 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Chicago.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1490 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1440. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1540 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1490 1590
SAT Reading 740 800
SAT Math 750 800
ACT Composite 32 35
ACT English 33 35
ACT Math 30 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
35 and Above Good >15%
33 to 35 Avg + 8%-15%
32 to 33 Avg - 6%-8%
31 to 32 Reach 4%-6%
Less than 31 Low <4%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1590 and Above Good >13%
1540 to 1590 Avg + 8%-13%
1490 to 1540 Avg - 5%-8%
1440 to 1490 Reach 3%-5%
Less than 1440 Low <3%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Chicago. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Chicago was 4.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. Given the school's very highly selective admissions, acceptance at University of Chicago extremely difficult and unlikely even with a 4.0 GPA..

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 83% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 3% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 1% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 0% Low
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Chicago and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144050 IPEDS survey data for University of Chicago.