UChicago is accessible for all

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UChicago welcomes students from all backgrounds and academic interests. Take a tour, come to an open house, meet our students. Discover for yourself why students choose UChicago as their educational destination and their intellectual home!

Our Core curriculum provides a robust intellectual foundation across a wide range of academic disciplines. Complementing the breadth of our Core curriculum are more than 50 majors and 40 minors, as well as dozens of area specializations and pre-professional preparation programs. UChicago offers, for example:

  • Molecular Engineering
  • Media Arts & Design
  • Geographical Sciences
  • More than 50 languages
  • Joint Degree programs

Students from every background can find a home at UChicago. To make UChicago a possibility for the widest range of students, we offer these access enhancement initiatives: 

No Barriers is a comprehensive access plan that:

Waives the application fee for families who apply for financial aid.

Guarantees free tuition for families earning less than $125,000/year.

Provides generous funding for summer and school-year opportunities like internships, research positions, and study abroad.

The UChicago Empower initiative expands access for first-generation and rural students, and enhances financial support for families of those who serve our communities as police officers and firefighters.

At UChicago, you are more than your GPA or test score. Every application at UChicago goes through the same holistic review process. Learn more about applying to the University of Chicago.

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