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The University of Chicago

Your Combined ACT:
SAT Math + Verbal:
Your Chances at UC
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at UC
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
10,720
11,042
# Admitted
1,826
1,713
% Admitted
17.0%
15.5%
% Overall
16.3%

Students who got into UC:

Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (14), Grades (13), Sports/Extracurriculars (5), College Essay (38)
I just applied--it was a totally different day andFeb 23 2015Language - French/Spanish/etc.
I just applied--it was a totally different day and age then. Nowadays it's much harder for students to get in. Take the most rigorous courses you can, do well, score high on your standardized tests, and have a really impressive extracurricular activity. Being an athlete helps too.
Female
2200 plus SAT, top 5% of class, outstanding essaysDec 28 2013Economics
2200 plus SAT, top 5% of class, outstanding essays and letters of recommendation. Great essays can overcome a deficiency or two like marginal ECs and leadership.
SAT: 1550 Female
I think that the quirky essay question is oneAug 13 2012Religion/Religious
I think that the quirky essay question is one of the most important elements in the process. Do not give into the temptation to write the same kind of cookie-cutter essay that you wrote for other colleges. Let your creative (or even weird) side come out. Also, talk about the value of liberal education.
ACT: 32 Male
I am a minority so I didn't have toMay 15 2012Anthropology
I am a minority so I didn't have to do as much, however, I really regret coming here.
SAT: 1890 Male
Be genuine in your applicationFeb 13 2012English
Be genuine in your application. The University of Chicago really wants to see that a person is interested in learning.
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