Vault Rating: 5 out of 5


  • Community-minded campus set in an exciting, international city
  • Small class size and low student-teacher ratio


  • Most selective
  • Expensive

The Bottom Line

  • The University of Chicago, located on a 215-acre campus that’s been designated a botanic garden, offers students a rigorous education through small, discussion-style classes, as well as immediate access to the “Windy City.”


The University of Chicago is most selective, with an admission rate of 16.3 percent for the 2012-2013 academic year. There are no minimum GPA or test score requirements. The school accepts the Common Application and the University of Chicago Supplement. Students can view the Supplement...  

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