University of Chicago: Acceptance Rates & Statistics

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U Chicago Class of 2023 Early and Regular Admissions

The acceptance rate for the University of Chicago Class of 2023 reached an all-time low of 5.9 percent. That’s lower than acceptance rates at Brown 6.60%, Cornell 10.55%, Dartmouth 7.93%, MIT 6.62%, U Penn 7.7%, Princeton 5.78% and close to Yale’s 5.1%.  The acceptance rate for the Class of 2022 was 7.2 percent, 1.3 percentage points higher than for the Class of 2023. This year’s acceptance rate is the lowest in the University’s history. They received just under 35,000 applications, an increase of almost 3,000 applicants compared to the 32,291 applicants for the Class of 2022. The Class of 2023 also has the highest SAT scores ever, “about 15 points” above last year’s average.  U Chicago has always been score focused, but now they are bragging about this slant and any applicant aiming for U Chicago should take note.  Subject Tests and AP scores matter as of course do ACT/SAT scores which are reported and printed in publications such as US News and World Report. Slightly hypercritical and causing even more confusion among applicants, back in June 2018 U Chicago announced they would be test optional, except for international students. This is in part what drove up the increased applications number.  Yet, they are bragging about their higher standardized test scores with this new class of 2023. U Chicago is clearly proud of their competitive accepted class and low acceptance rate as they typically don’t release admit numbers until the freshman class has arrived on campus.

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