University of Chicago Ranking 2017

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University of Chicago Ranking 2017

The University of Chicago ranking in the GPA system is Top 50 / Tier 2.

On the one hand, “UChicago” is an impressive and well-ranked institution located in a major city and economic center. It ranks #10 on two well-respected scales (see below). On the other hand, Chicago is not a city with a positive image worldwide, for reasons ranging the crime perception, post-industrial decay and terrible climate. UChicago offers world-class programs in economics and medicine, among other fields of excellence.

This results in a lower than expected ranking on the GPA scale. The university’s excellent web communication is to be noted.


University of Chicago ranking

Other Agencies providing University of Chicago Ranking information:

  • QS World University Ranking (2015–16) 10
  • THE World University Ranking (2015–16) 10
  • GPA World’s Top 50 Ranking (2016) Included in Top 50 as Tier 2

Additional information: Institutional History

  • The original board of trustees laid the groundwork for what would become today’s University of Chicago on July 9, 1890, when the group gathered to hold the University’s inaugural board meeting and drafted the University’s articles of incorporation. This guiding document outlined elements the founders believed would build an enduring legacy for the University: a commitment to offering a rigorous academic program and an ambition to provide “opportunities for all departments of higher education to persons of both sexes on equal terms.” On September 10, 1890, the State of Illinois issued the University’s official certificate of incorporation, marking the formal beginning of the University’s life. An initial pledge of $600,000 (roughly $16 million in today’s currency) from oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, along with contributions by the American Baptist Education Society, helped to found the University.

Additional information: Tuition Fees

On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $50,997 $50,997

University of Chicago web site:

THE (Times of Higher Education) ranking: