Why is acceptance so HIGH for CHICAGO?





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: Why is acceptance so HIGH for CHICAGO?
By Me on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 09:00 pm: Edit

Obviously Chicago is a prestigious school. So why is its acceptance rate so high? (I think it's 44%)

By .. on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 09:03 pm: Edit

because it's too serious there and no one has much fun and no one goes. people who get into chicago often get into other prestigious universities, which are much more exciting.

By Bea420 on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 09:05 pm: Edit

Because they don't have many applicants. Only some 8000 apply there every year, where as more than twice that many apply to Ivy schools. Chicago accepts 3000 some students and 1000 some enroll.

By COOLIO on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 09:07 pm: Edit

theres relatively less east coast nerds applying there, thus less competition

By Me on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 09:14 pm: Edit

What is the opinion of everyone about UChicago? Is it all (academically) that it's cracked up to be? If anyone knows what fields it is particularly strong in........

By my opinion on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 09:51 pm: Edit

It's ranked 1st in economics, and also very strong in science in general and premed. I'm not sure though. But it seems like its engineering department is not as strong so I'm not applying there.

By Anyone know? on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 09:56 pm: Edit

How about political science?

By my opinion on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 09:59 pm: Edit

pretty strong

By nyc1000 on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 11:51 pm: Edit

Very intellectual and exciting academic place to be, with good teaching. But a very restrictive and heavy core curriculum requirement. Good for some student therefore. It's getting more selective--early apps were up quite a bit this year.

By silly goose on Saturday, December 28, 2002 - 12:32 pm: Edit

To my opinion:

Chicago doesn't have an engineering program, that's why it's not so strong.

By ionstan on Saturday, December 28, 2002 - 01:53 pm: Edit

http://discuss.princetonreview. com/forums/Thread.cfm?CFApp=3&Thread_ID=427500&mc=8}#Message4046043

This site should provide some more insight

By a on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 02:56 am: Edit

where do u get subject rankings and stuff (like first in econs, etc.?)

By NYMom on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 12:53 pm: Edit

Chicago's essays are unique & difficult. That probably weeds out those applicants who are not so committed.


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