University of Chicago

Is UChicago a Good School for the Money?

University of Chicago Value Report

College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of an UChicago degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the UChicago annual value report below.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 1% National Quality

University of Chicago is ranked #2,539 out of 2,540 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe University of Chicago is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  2539 out of 2540
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  1.44 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $232,503 for an UChicago Degree

On average, a bachelor's degree from UChicago will cost you about $232,503. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $57,126 and a typical 4.07 years to graduate.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $57,126
Average Years to Graduate 4.07
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $232,503

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about UChicago cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$161,424 In-State With Aid
$326,727 Avg Cost No Aid
4.07 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at UChicago.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $326,727 #0 F
All Students $232,503 #2,539 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $161,424 #1,782 D
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $326,727 # F
All Students $232,503 # F
Only Students Receiving Aid $161,424 # F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Illinois.

About 57% of UChicago students receive financial aid. Get more details on what UChicago financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.

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