College of the Week: The University of Chicago

Laura Cantu

Laura Cantu

Last Updated Dec 3, 2020

College Of The Week: The University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a private institution that was founded in 1890.

Located in Chicago, Illinois, the University of Chicago has been ranked by US News as the number 6th National University in the nation. 


The University of Chicago has a total enrollment of 16,445. 6,286 being undergraduate students and 10,159 graduates.


  • The Regular Decision Deadline is January 4th
  • Application fee: $75


The University of Chicago’s tuition and fees amount to $59,298. 

In 2020, the price of Room and Board was $17,298.

Yet, this does not mean you would have to pay that amount, as the University of Chicago is known for granting generous financial aid packages to students who need them.


Need-based aid is determined by your family’s financial ability to pay for college, which is calculated by the FAFSA.

For example, in 2020, families that made under $30,000 a year, paid around $3,178 to attend the University of Chicago.

This past year, the University of Chicago announced that they will be launching their UChicago Empower Initiative.

Uchicago empower initiative
University of Chicago Financial Aid Office

This initiative guarantees free tuition for families with incomes under $125,000* per year as well as additional financial aid for families that make less than $60,000.

This incredible opportunity will give hundreds of students a fair chance of reaching great academic achievements. 


In 2020, the graduation rate for the University of Chicago seniors was 94%⁣. 

Stay tuned for next week’s “College of the Week” highlight.

As always, if you have any questions, please let us know!

– Laura 


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