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UChicago Demographics & Diversity

Chicago, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UChicago are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Chicago students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 5%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 17%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 11%
Race Unknown 10%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 18% more male students than female students enrolled at University of Chicago with a gender ratio of 54% men to 46% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UChicago has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Chicago students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 54%
Women 46%
Enrollment by gender for University of Chicago students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,925
Women 8,414

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

UChicago serves a high number of out-of-state students with 88% of the student body residing outside of Illinois or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Chicago students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 12%
Out of State 69%
Foreign 19%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,573 per year

15% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.1%
Part time Undergrads 0.8%

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