University of Chicago is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make University of Chicago one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, University of Chicago acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2019 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to University of Chicago ever to date. For the Class of 2019, 30,162 students applied to University of Chicago of which 2,356 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 7.8%. Overall applications increased by 9.7% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 27,503 to 30,162.
For the Class of 2019, 1200 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 11,400, yielding an early acceptance rate of 10.5%. Early applications decreased by 2.3% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 11,143 to 11,400.