University of Chicago Class of 2023 Admissions Statistics

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It was a banner year for UChicago’s admissions office.

The University of Chicago has released its Regular Decision notifications to the Class of 2023. In all, between the Early and Regular Decision rounds, UChicago received just under 35,000 applications. This figure stood at 32,291 for the UChicago Class of 2022. The overall admit rate for the Class of 2023 marked an all-time low for the school — at 5.9%. This same figure stood at 7.2% for the Class of 2022. So what a difference a year can make!

As reports Justin Smith for “The Chicago Maroon” in a piece entitled Acceptance Rate Drops to Record Low 5.9 Percent for Class of 2023,” “The Class of 2023 also has the highest standardized test scores ever, ‘about 15 points’ above last year’s average, [Dean of Admissions Jim] Nondorf said at the reception. According to UChicago College Admissions, last year’s middle 50 percent of admitted students scored between 1490 and 1560. The University typically does not publicly comment on admissions numbers until fall quarter. This is the second year in a row that Nondorf has released admissions statistics during an admitted students reception, following last year’s announcement.”

Our regular readers may remember that the University of Chicago announced in November of 2018 their intention to expand the incoming class size. It will be interesting to see the school’s yield for the Class of 2023, to determine if the university achieved its goal of a larger class size (in conjunction with the lowest admit rate in history). Time will tell!

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  • Michael says:

    My son got rejected from UofC with a 35 ACT score, 1600 SAT (missed 4 questions), 4.4 GPA, as many AP and College credit courses possible, National Merit Semi-Finalist I don’t know if finalist have been announced), eagle scout, 4-years in varsity XC and track, works part-time, did academic summer camps. I don’t know what he could’ve done differently. Also, got denied at Princeton, Brown, and Stanford.

    • Ivy Coach says:

      Hi Michael,

      If you’re interested in a Postmortem Evaluation to understand what went wrong, click on the orange button on our website and fill out that form. We’ll then be in touch to explain the service. Often times we find that how a parent presents a student in their short description is how they presented in their application. From the few details you’ve offered, we can already see some mistakes. Why would he submit a 35 ACT score when he has a 1600 SAT score? It has the appearance that he had no better way to spend his Saturday than to sit and take tests. Running cross country and track can be great for the mind and body but unless he’s a recruited athlete, these sports only serve to make him well-rounded to highly selective colleges when his objective should be to present as singularly talented. Elite colleges don’t seek well-rounded students — nor have they for decades. Academic summer camps also smell of privilege when his objective should be to present as likeable to admissions officers.

    • Sharon Tate says:

      I’m amazed, your son sounds very brilliant or what we like to call an academic titan! However, at top tier schools such as the ones you mentioned they look for more than academic achievement. I’ve noticed what gets a lot of kids into these schools is their drive and passion for an activity that isn’t, self-serving in a sense. That’s part of the reason why gun-control activist, David Hogg, was able to get into Harvard with a far below SAT score. These types of students will not only make a name for themselves but also brings positive publicity to the school they choose to attend. Is your son actively involved in activities that benefit the community?
      Additionally, I know many colleges, at least UChicago, look for personalities similar to current students within their application.

    • Jack says:

      My son with similar stats and soft qualifications got rejected as well. I told him in a big, not small way… that it’s him that UChicago rejected and not his qualifications. It’s not like that UChicago doesn’t like him. They may well like him… much. It’s just that they like someone else better. Many kids have the qualifications so it just comes down to the simple fact that Chicago prefers someone else and it’s all about my son.
      But as is the case with my son, I am sure that there are schools that prefer your son over others. So get over Chicago and focus on the school who wants wants your son. I am sure that he will do well there.

      There are many women who rejected me. I like to think that I am a good, honest, caring person. Nevertheless they rejected me for who I am (through no fault of theirs). My lovely wife of 22 years accepted me for the person I am. I really don’t recall what the women who rejected me were like.

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