In the 2022 US News National Rankings, UChicago ranked 6th with an acceptance rate of only 7%.
Courses in Economics and Political Science are the most popular at UChicago. QS World University Rankings placed UChicago 7th for their Economics and Business majors in 2022.
Over 80% of undergraduate students choose to engage in research, as UChicago students have access to over 160 research centres and committees.
At UChicago the student-to-faculty ratio is 5:1. Students have many opportunities to build relationships with faculty in small discussion-based classes and during office hours.
More than 450 student organisations flourish on campus, including groups like University Theatre - a student-run theatre company that puts on 30 shows a year.
UChicago graduates enjoy high rates of employment and opportunity, as UChicago ranked 6th in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022.
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. They hold a commitment to free and open inquiry, drawing numerous inspired scholars to the campus, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world. UChicago is looking for students with strong academic history and students whose "application will tell us a story, and each area of the application shares a part of that story.".
Each year, thousands of ambitious students apply for a place at UChicago, but the competition is notoriously fierce. So, how do you know if you have what it takes to compete? Book a complimentary university strategy meeting with the Crimson team today and find out!
Top US universities are looking for the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow. As a result, they attract - and seek - well-rounded students who are not only eager to learn but likely to inspire others.
Whilst strong academics are a must, students must also demonstrate extracurricular engagement and clear personal qualities.
In short, good grades are not enough!
Alongside A/A* grades top universities would look for 1500+ SAT / 32+ ACT scores. However good scores alone are not enough to gain you admission!
They want to see evidence of consistent extracurricular engagement in something you're passionate about. They also want to see evidence of leadership; students who take on responsibility and inspire those around them.
This is your opportunity for the Admissions Officer to really get to know you, it's a reflective, creative and personal essay. But, they are more interested in the effect the event had on you than the story itself.
Admissions Officers want to ensure that their university is the best fit for both you and them. They are looking for students that will compliment both the classroom dormitory atmosphere.
Applying to top US universities is a difficult task which is why so many students seek external support.
Each of our programmes are tailored to the student and are delivered by a carefully selected team of mentors who provide focussed support with each and every aspect of the process.
We are proud to say that students who work with us are four times as likely to get into their dream university than those who apply alone.
By speaking to one of our Academic Advisors you will receive;
Multi-year support with application preparation and submission with the help of a personalised roadmap.
One-to-one sessions covering test content, technique and confidence for the best chance of getting a great score.
Support with essay statement ideation, tone, language and structure as well as multi-draft feedback.
Extracurricular and leadership project planning, execution and reporting to ensure passion and impact are demonstrated in the application.
Coaching on how to answer common questions and communicate a story persuasively.
Guidance on the options, requirements and help completing necessary paperwork.
The words of brilliant Crimson students who achieved their goals working with us
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