Can I get into University of Chicago? The school has a 9% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,419 out of 27,694 applicants 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, generally admitting students who score in the top 2 percent. University of Chicago typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 72% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Chicago is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||740|
|SAT Math 25th||770|
|SAT Composite 25th||1510|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||790|
|SAT Math 75th||800|
|SAT Composite 75th||1590|
|Estimated Average SAT||1550|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Chicago?
University of Chicago typically requires applicants to be in the top 1 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1510 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 1470. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1550 out of 1600. 47 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1590 and Above||Good||>14%|
|1550 to 1590||Avg +||9%-14%|
|1510 to 1550||Avg -||5%-9%|
|1470 to 1510||Reach||3%-5%|
|Less than 1470||Low||<3%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||33|
|ACT Math 25th||31|
|ACT Composite 25th||32|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||35|
|ACT Composite 75th||35|
|Estimated Average ACT||33|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Chicago?
Admission data indicates that University of Chicago regularly accepts students with ACT's of 32 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 3 percent nationally. 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 67 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Chicago.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|35 and Above||Good||>17%|
|33 to 35||Avg +||9%-17%|
|32 to 33||Avg -||6%-9%|
|31 to 32||Reach||5%-6%|
|Less than 31||Low||<5%|
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..
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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||N/A%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
98% 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||98%|
|Top 25% of class||100%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||70%||73%||72%|
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Chicago and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.