The acceptance rate at UChicago is 7%. It ranks #1 in Illinois and #6 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. UChicago is extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Last year, 2,510 out of 34,350 applicants were admitted.
The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 1 percent (SAT 1500/1570 ACT 34/35). University of Chicago typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 4.2. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 74% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Chicago is a prized outcome for many students.
The UChicago application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Chicago. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 53% of students submitted SAT scores and 58% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||730|
|SAT Math 25th||770|
|SAT Composite 25th||1500|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||770|
|SAT Math 75th||800|
|SAT Composite 75th||1570|
|Average SAT Score||1540
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Chicago?
University of Chicago typically prefers applicants to be in the top 1 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1500 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 1460. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1540 out of 1600. UChicago ranks #1 in Illinois and #3 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||35|
|ACT Math 25th||31|
|ACT Composite 25th||34|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||36|
|ACT Math 75th||35|
|ACT Composite 75th||35|
|Average ACT Score||34
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UChicago?
Admission data indicates that UChicago regularly accepts students with ACT's of 34 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 1 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 34 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. The school ranks #1 in Illinois and #7 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Chicago.
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What GPA do you need to get into University of Chicago?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UChicago. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Chicago was 4.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Illinois for highest average GPA. Given the school's very highly selective admissions, acceptance at UChicago extremely difficult and unlikely even with a 4.2 GPA. The school should be considered a reach even if you have a 4.2 GPA.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||24.6%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||7.7%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||3.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||1.0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.99||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
99% of University of Chicago freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||99%|
|Top 25% of class||100%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||72%||75%||74%|
Applicants have 95 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Chicago is $75.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Chicago and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Considered but not required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Considered but not required|
|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.
53% of students submit their SAT scores to UChicago. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
7% of those who apply are granted admission to UChicago. Admission competition is extreme and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1500 and 1570. 53% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 34 and 35. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.