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Campus & Student Life at University of Chicago

Home to about 7,056 undergraduates in 2020, UChicago is a large, private university located in Chicago, Illinois. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, UChicago offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by UChicago can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our UChicago Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

UChicago Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 10.0% of the student population at UChicago. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit UChicago Disability Services.

UChicago for the Military

While not a "service academy", UChicago does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit UChicago Veteran Services . For more information, check out our UChicago for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at University of Chicago

UChicago not only offers on-campus housing, they require freshmen to live on campus. If you are a returning adult or veteran, you can inquire about being exempted from such a requirement.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at University of Chicago

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at University of Chicago

UChicago has a comparatively large, student body. There were 7,056 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 7,020 (99.5%). Part-time attendance was 36 (0.5%).


University of Chicago is Ranked #14 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, UChicago receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank UChicago #14 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at University of Chicago

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at UChicago by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the UChicago Diversity Guide.

University of Chicago Competes in the NCAA

UChicago has a total of 560 student athletes, 346 men and 214 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,344,878
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,344,878

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to University of Chicago Athletics

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