Promising statistics

A program to reduce the financial and psychological obstacles to the college application process makes an impact in its first year.


Percentage increase in Chicago-area high school students applying to the College in the first year of UChicago Promise, which waives admission fees and replaces loans with grants for accepted students:

Total amount in application fees that the program waived for Chicago families:

Number of students and families who participated in workshops on admissions essays, interviews, and financial aid:

Number of Chicago high school students who enrolled in the Class of 2017:

Value of grants, in millions, to those students, who will graduate debt-free as part of a UChicago Promise pledge:

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