Grace, i know that uchicago accepts transfers for both years, but i was wondering if there was any preference. i know that some universities would rather admit junior transfer students rather than sophomores
Hello Wheatbread, the transfer acceptance rate varies widely from year to year; in any given year we are accept around (although this is not a hard and fast number-- we do not have a quota for the number of transfer applicants we must accept) 30 to 40 transfer students.
Hello Sylvanslie, this is a great question-- there is no need to send in a supplement in the arts unless your submission reflects an extraordinary level of talent. While it's great to hear that students are interested in arts, music, etc. extracurricularly or as a hobby, you're still welcome to let us know about this somewhere on your application without sending a supplement; I tend to suggest that students only submit a supplement if it is an activity for which 1. written documentation does not do the skill justice and 2. the student has been recognized at at least the regional, if not the state or national level, for the skill.
Hello FafsaParent, Questbridge is a relatively new program for us, and we welcome Questbridge applicants! We do tend to have one of the higher match rates of partner colleges, although no official acceptance statistic for the program-- we tend to range anywhere between 10 and 40 students per year accepted through the program.
I read a student account from the University of Chicago that said that the Core consumes the first two years of classes at the college. Is this an accurate assessment of the core curriculum? I know there are about 12-15 courses that you have to take in the various distributions but is there some flexibility in when you can take them across your four years at the school? Does the core interfere at all with possibly double majoring or just pursuing various academic interests independent of the core during your first two years? Thank you for taking questions about the University.
Hello, I will be an uprising senior and I am interested in applying to the University of Chicago. I would like you to be very blunt with me and tell me if my scores match with what UChicago is looking for, and any helpful advice.
Weighted GPA: 4.1
ACT: Composite-30 (Eng-33, Math-27, Reading-32, Science-27)
Class Rank: 18 out of 534 (top 5%)
My brother went to UChicago and always told stories about the 'that kid' in his Humanities class. Is that really something to worry about? He showed me this site and it kind of freaked me out. #STKS ( post has the word **** in it so the url won't show up, its ****thatkidsays.com though )
I'm an international student, so I'm wondering if admissions to u chicago are need-blind for internationals, even though financial aid may be limited.
Also, your computer science degree will come under a science degree right?
Hello Zanmilasante, great question-- I'd say that "consumes" is definitely not the way I'd describe it. While Core courses will comprise the majority of your first year, there is still some room for elective/major coursework in that year, and by second year one is usually taking a very good mixture of core/non-core work. You are highly encouraged to finish most of the core in your first and second years, but many students leave one or two core courses for third or fourth year. Overall, the Core takes up about a third of your time in the College-- one of the other thirds will be taken up by your major, and the third third can either be for electives, a second major, or a minor + electives.