University of Chicago

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world rank  23

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University Overview

Established in 1891, University of Chicago is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Chicago (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Chicago is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Chicago offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 129 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. University of Chicago also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1891
Motto Crescat scientia; vita excolatur
Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched
Colours Maroon and white

University Location

Address 5801 S Ellis Avenue
Chicago
60637 Illinois
United States
Tel +1 (773) 702 1234
Fax +1

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is considered but not required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
- Admission test scores are considered but not required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office 1101 East 58th Street, Suite 105
Chicago 60637
(773) 702 8650

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority graduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Chicago's Library
University of Chicago's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 5,595,968 physical volumes, 93,730 physical media, 131,700 digital/electronic medium and 1,372 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Chicago's library has 5 branches.
Housing Yes
University of Chicago provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,532 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • 568 Group
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA)
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

Not reported


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