University of Chicago

philosophy religion and theology

9thQS World Ranking

The University of Chicago Background

Founded in 1890, University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago. It has a 217-acre campus seven miles south of the main business district of Chicago and is in the neighborhood of Hyde Park on the banks of Lake Michigan.

The University of Chicago Programs and Courses

The University of Chicago offers 56 majors and 40 minors in the undergraduate college and has 5 academic research divisions and 6 professional schools for graduate studies. The University of Chicago is renowned for its professional schools like Pritzker School of Medicine, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago Law School, School of Social Service and Administration, Divinity School and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies.

The University of Chicago USP

University offers a rigorous inter-disciplinary core curriculum which propels the students to become next-generation leaders in business, academics, and government. The university alumni and faculties have gone ahead to become Nobel laureates (89 Nobel Prize winners, out of which 5 are present faculties), Astronauts, Scientists, CEOs, and Government heads. Presently, it has more than 2750 faculties and academicians to teach 5,971 undergraduate and 9,394 graduate students. 

University of Chicago's ranking and Tuition fee

University of Chicago's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 3. Its tuition and fees are $57,006 (2018-19).

University of Chicago's Notable Alumni

Saul Bellow (Canadian-American writer), Gary Becker (American economist), James Watson (American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA)

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test
English

The BA program in Jewish Studies provides a context in which College students may examine the texts, cultures, languages, and histories of Jews and Judaism over three millennia. The perspective is contextual, comparative, and interdisciplinary. The long and diverse history of Jews and Judaism affords unique opportunities to study modes of continuity and change, interpretation and innovation, and isolation and integration of a world historical civilization. Students are encouraged to develop appropriate skills (in texts, languages, history, and culture) for independent work.

Coalition Application or Common Application, Extracurricular Activities, Personal Statement, Secondary School Report, High School Transcript, Two Letters of Recommendation, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE

Cultural Advisor, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Service Officer, International Development Consultant

2nd Jan

English

This variant of the major is a specialist option for students with a clear and detailed picture of a coherent interdisciplinary course of study, not available under the standard forms of major and minor. Examples of recent programs devised by students electing this track are philosophy and mathematics, philosophy and biology, and philosophy and economics.

Coalition Application or Common Application, Extracurricular Activities, Personal Statement, Secondary School Report, High School Transcript, Two Letters of Recommendation, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE

Civil Service, Health service, Marketing Executive, Newspaper Journalist.

2nd Jan

English

Admission to the intensive track requires an application, which must be submitted by the middle of the Spring Quarter in the student's second year.

Coalition Application or Common Application, Extracurricular Activities, Personal Statement, Secondary School Report, High School Transcript, Two Letters of Recommendation, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE

Civil Service, Health service, Marketing Executive, Newspaper Journalist.

2nd Jan

English

Philosophy covers a wide range of historical periods and fields. The BA program in philosophy is intended to acquaint students with some of the classic texts of the discipline and with the different areas of inquiry, as well as to train students in rigorous methods of argument.

Coalition Application or Common Application, Extracurricular Activities, Personal Statement, Secondary School Report, High School Transcript, Two Letters of Recommendation, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE

Civil Service, Health service, Marketing Executive, Newspaper Journalist.

2nd Jan

English

The MA program is a two-year foundational program in the academic study of religion for students who wish to acquire the requisite skills to develop a research agenda for doctoral study, or to establish a basis for a career in such fields as education, publishing, government service, law, non-profit work, etc.

Official Transcripts, Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose, Interview, Letter of Recommendation, Test scores: GRE, GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL, Visa

Community developer officer, religious policy maker, writer, priests.

2nd Apr

a) Common Application or Coalition Application or University of Chicago Supplement

b) $75 application fee

c) Official transcript, Secondary School Report and Midyear Report

d) Two letters of recommendation

e) Official SAT/ACT scores: Both the SAT and the ACT will be super scored, meaning the highest subsection scores will be added together to give the highest possible    combined score.

f) Typical SAT scores: Math (720-800), Critical reading (720-800), Writing (700-780), ACT Composite: (32-35)

g) Average GPA is 4.29.

h) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

i) TOEFL: IBT-90 or higher, PBT-600 or higher, IELTS: overall score of 7 (sub scores of 7 each), PTE: Minimum 70.

j) Acceptance rate: 7.9% (2016)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for requirements fees.

Fees

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at University of Chicago is $16,350

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: January 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines. 

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University Stats

16445

Students

6286

Undergraduates

10159

Postgraduate

2860

Faculty Strength

5

Student Faculty Ratio

8
%

Acceptance Rate

$
53700

Tuition Fees

$
15750

Living Cost

4

Avg. GPA

30

Avg. IB

85
%

Avg. Percentage

1490

Avg. SAT

* All cost are in USD