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!