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SAT scores needed to get into University of Chicago

Average Score and SAT Requirements

University of Chicago is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1545

The average composite SAT score for admitted University of Chicago freshman is 1545 out of 1600. UChicago students have the 2nd highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1545 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1510 to 1580

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1510 to 1580. The 75th percentile score is 1580 while the 25th percentile score is 1510.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by UChicago but we estimate it to be around a 1470 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 785

The average score for UChicago students on the math portion of the SAT is 785 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 770 and the 75th percentile score 800.

Average SAT Reading Score 760

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 740 to 780 and the average score for University of Chicago students is 760.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

49 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to University of Chicago

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at University of Chicago based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 6.5%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.95.

Can I get into UChicago with a 1580 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1580 or higher is very competitive at UChicago and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 11% or higher.

Can I get into UChicago with a 1550 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1550 to 1570 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 7% to 9%.

Can I get into UChicago with a 1510 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1510 to 1540 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 3% to 6% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into UChicago with a 1470 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1470 to 1500 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 3% chance of admission to UChicago. SAT scores below 1470 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to University of Chicago by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 15%
1590 13%
1580 11%
1570 9%
1560 8%
1550 7%
1540 6%
1530 5%
1520 4%
1510 3%
1500 3%
1490 2%
1480 2%
1470 2%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144050 IPEDS survey data for University of Chicago.