Pritzker School of Medicine (U Chicago)
U Chicago is located in Chicago, Illinois
Source: Tuition Fee
U Chicago’s tuition varies throughout all four years of medical school.
1st year students’ estimated tuition fee (w/ health insurance): $87,163
2nd year students’ estimated tuition fee (w/ health insurance): $85,358
3rd year students’ estimated tuition fee (w/ health insurance): $110, 654
4th year students’ estimated tuition fee (w/ health insurance): $111,206
Tips on Cutting Costs (according to U Chicago)
Bring a lunch rather than buying food on campus or in the hospital
Brew your own coffee (as students’ caffeine intake drastically increase in medical school)
Live within walking distance
Don’t buy books, borrow from an upper class student or buy used ones (save money and are in a relatively good condition)
Avoid late payment and registration fees (more expensive)
Put some money into savings each month (this will help cover the cost of residency after graduating medical school)
Eligibility for Financial Aid
To be eligible for his/her Institutational Loans, a student must provide parent financial information on his/her 30th birthday (aka the first day of the Summer Anatomy course, or for continuing students, the first day of their academic year)
Changes in the financial circumstances of a student and his or her family can have an impact on the amount of financial aid for which one receives.
You must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident.
Students who are not making satisfactory academic progress through medical school can lose some (or all) eligibility for financial aid.
*International Students are not eligible for loans from state or federal programs. International students are required to submit a letter to the University International Affairs Office explaining how they plan on paying for their medical education.
Eligibility for Federal Loan Program
Be enrolled or accepted into a degree or certificate program at an eligible school
Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident
Neither owe a grant refund nor be in default on any education loans
Register with Selective Service if required to do so by law
Sign a Statement of Education Purpose explaining that proceeds from the loan will only be used to pay for medical education.
Maintain satisfactory academic progress
In 2019, Applicants admitted in 2019 had MCAT scores ranging from the 64th percentile to the 100th percentile
The average MCAT score was a 519.
Applicants admitted had cumulative GPAs ranging from 3.09 - 4.0, with an average of 3.84. AMCAS- calculated science/BCPM GPAs ranged from 2.94 - 4.0, with an average of 3.80.
4% (according to the Princeton Review)
What it’s known for
Majors known for
Mathematics and stats
Biological and biomedical sciences
Public administration and social service professions.
Alumni (according to Quora)
Went there from 1981-1985
GPA: 3.83 (no weighted back then; also keep in mind this may not be as up to date with today’s standards)
AP scores: English (I’m not sure whether it was literature or language and composition)(4), Euro Hist (4), German (4), Chem (4), Calc AB (4).
Graduated with GPA of 3.25
Says an above-average/well score on MCAT and some extracurriculars and research could get into med school.