University of Chicago

Private, Four-years School Located in Chicago, IL

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How much is the Chicago tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Chicago's tuition & fees is $66,939.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $89,535 when a student lives on-campus.

Chicago Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$66,939
Books & Supplies Costs$1,800
On-campus Room & Board$18,396
On-campus Expenses$2,400
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$73,501

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Chicago for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $313,076 at Chicago. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $403,887. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $198,406.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$71,192$92,724$45,999
Sophomore (2024-25)$75,715$98,010$48,316
Junior (2025-26)$80,526$103,610$50,758
Senior (2026-27)$85,642$109,543$53,334
4 Years Total$313,076$403,887$198,406
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$75,715$98,010$48,316
Sophomore (2025-26)$80,526$103,610$50,758
Junior (2026-27)$85,642$109,543$53,334
Senior (2027-28)$91,084$115,831$56,050
4 Years Total$332,968$426,993$208,457
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$80,526$103,610$50,758
Sophomore (2026-27)$85,642$109,543$53,334
Junior (2027-28)$91,084$115,831$56,050
Senior (2028-29)$96,871$122,494$58,915
4 Years Total$354,124$451,478$219,056
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$85,642$109,543$53,334
Sophomore (2027-28)$91,084$115,831$56,050
Junior (2028-29)$96,871$122,494$58,915
Senior (2029-30)$103,026$129,556$61,937
4 Years Total$376,623$477,424$230,235
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$91,084$115,831$56,050
Sophomore (2028-29)$96,871$122,494$58,915
Junior (2029-30)$103,026$129,556$61,937
Senior (2030-31)$109,572$137,041$65,126
4 Years Total$400,553$504,921$242,027

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Chicago' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Chicago$66,939
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Chicago and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
University of ChicagoChicago, IL$66,939$66,543
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL$65,997$53,871
Duke UniversityDurham, NC$65,805$63,985
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA$66,104$46,034
California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA$63,255$63,063
Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY$69,045$56,279
Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH$65,739$64,068

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Chicago, 4,208 students (55%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $43,934.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Chicago is $45,601 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,158 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $48,422 and the average amount of student loans is $12,150.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$89,535
Tuition & Fees$66,939
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$22,596
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$45,601
Average Financial Aid$43,934
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,20855%$43,934
Pell Grants98813%$5,033
Federal Student Loan4015%$5,909
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,15856%-
Grants or Scholarships1,07052%$48,422
Federal Grants69634%$5,527
Pell Grants30115%$5,204
Other Federal Grants69634%$3,276
State/Local Grants362%$5,661
Institutional Grants1,06952%$44,679
Student Loan Aid1347%$12,150
Federal Student Loans1176%$5,160
Other Student Loans312%$33,044

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Chicago's acceptance rate is 6.48%. A total of 37,974 applicants applied to and 2,460 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 2,053 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 83.46%.
To apply to Chicago, 4 items are required - Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants37,97417,513$20,445
Admitted2,4601,254$1,206
Enrolled2,0531,067$986
Acceptance Rate6.48%7.16%5.90%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)83.46%85.09%81.76%
Secondary school GPAConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered But Not Required
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Chicago. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,545 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 34.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,5451,5101,580
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW760740780
SAT Math785770800
ACT Composite343335
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math333135
ACT English353436

Student Population

University of Chicago has a total of 18,339 students including 7,595 undergraduate and 10,744 graduate students. By gender, there are 10,151 male students and 8,681 female students attending Chicago. The school offers online degree programs and 28 students enrolled online exclusively (0.15% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total18,832 10,1518,681
Undergraduate7,636 3,9863,650
Graduate11,196 6,1655,031

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL
Phone773-702-1234
WEBwww.uchicago.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered214 Programs
Graduate Program Offered141 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate5.43%
Yield84.80%
Student Population18,339
Graduation Rate95%
Retention Rate99%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate5 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties2,376 (Full-time), 491 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs10,396 (Full-time), 1,968 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$158,597
Average Staff Salary$86,138