Uchicago’s RD last year was less than 2%. Any student/parent thinking they have the stats to get in without ED/EDII support is simply rolling dice. 1500/35 stats + turned away by the thousands. UChicago places a great deal of weight on essays.
Students athletes with support are encouraged to submit ED/EDII as the coaches have more pull when the class stats are still fluid.
Merit aid for those who qualify is offered along with extremely generous FA for all students. Student athletes get absolutely no favoritism.
OP: you can withdraw your D ED application if you don’t agree with FA. Also until you agree/disagree you do not need to withdraw any other applications.
Good luck. Great school. My son loves it as a 1st year.
Alison- Class of 2021 RD was about 400 +/- students out of class of 1730.