The University of Chicago, a private research university located in Chicago’s downtown, was founded in 1856. Chicago is one of the best institutions in the country outside of the Ivy League and consistently ranks in the top 10 globally and nationally. According to the QS World University Rankings, it is placed number 10.

It motivates people to question conventional wisdom in search of original ideas. In the specific, interdisciplinary core program, students in the College enhance their writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills. The University of Chicago is home to some of the most well-known academic programs in the world, including the first executive MBA program, the first graduate program in global affairs in the United States, and the subjects of ecology and sociology. Students can look for current academic and degree programs offered by the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, six professional colleges, five graduate divisions, and the undergraduate College.


  1. The college saw a total enrolment of 17,834 students. Of those 7,020 are undergraduates and 8,590 are graduate students. 
  2. There are approximately 48 percent of female students and 52 percent of male students enrolled as full-time undergraduates at the University of Chicago. 
  3. White students made up most of the undergrad population, followed by Asians. Of the 4,400 international students enrolled at the institution, 932 of whom are enrolled in the undergraduate program.
  4. At the very least 49 countries are reflected in the student body of the University of Chicago. China, India, and South Korean communities are the largest. 
TUTION$63,801$63,801 (52.6L INR)
STUDENT LIFE FEE$1,818$1,818 (1.5L INR)
FOOD & HOUSING$19,221 (15.9L INR)$15,000 (12.7L INR)
BOOKS/PERSONAL$3,750$3,750 (3.1L INR)
TRAVEL$450$450 (37K INR)
TOTAL$89,040 (73.5L INR)$84,819 (70L INR)
  • First-year applicants apply to the undergraduate College at UChicago, which includes all of our majors, minors, and programs of study.
  • First-year applicants may apply for entrance in the Autumn Quarter only.
  • There are 4 application plans- Early Action, Early Decision I, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision.
  • UChicago students secure a highly diverse range of meaningful plans after
  • By taking advantage of career advising, job shadowing, student organizations, research, on-campus employment, and other UChicago resources, students place themselves in strong positions for competitive internships and job
  • During their first year, every student receives an assigned career adviser to support their professional growth and development.
  • From their first internship applications to their final-round job interviews, UChicago students receive support from the University’s worldwide network of alumni, parents, friends, and employers.
  • 98%of recent graduates have received offers for post-grad opportunities
  • Graduating class secures opportunities at 400+ organizations each year
  • Recent alumni working in 40+ countries across 6 continents
  • 97%acceptance rate to Top 20 law schools in the recent cycle
  • 75% medical school acceptance rate for UChicago applicants in the recent cycle
  • 96% of recent graduates have substantive post-graduation plans.

There are many types of immigration statuses for foreign nationals coming to the U.S. F-1 and J-1 statuses are designated as full-time student statuses.

  • The eligibility requirements for F-1 and J-1 student status are as follows:
  • F-1Visa: To be eligible for an I-20 and F-1 visa, you must be admitted to a full-time program of study, meet the English requirement, and be able to show proof of funding for at least the first year of study.
  • J-1 Visa: If you have funding from an outside source (e.g. scholarship, grant, government, or other), or are coming for short-term exchange programs, you may qualify for the DS-2019 form and J-1 student visa. Funding from an outside source should be equal to at least 50% of tuition expenses.
    • To obtain a visa and enter the U.S. with the correct international student status, you require a certificate of eligibility: Form I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1.)
    • After you have accepted your admissions offer, your admissions department will send you information about the required documentation, timelines, and instructions to apply for an I-20 or DS-2019.
    • A student requesting an F-1 or J-1 visa is required to pay a SEVIS fee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and retain proof (e.g. payment receipt) that the fee has been paid to present at the time of visa appointment and/or arrival in the U.S. The SEVIS fee is separate from the visa fee you will pay to the embassy or consulate to receive your F-1/J-1 visa.
  • You will then have to apply for your F-1/J-1 visa at an S. embassy or consulate and schedule an appointment.
  • Interviews also happen in visa appointments.