University of Chicago Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.22 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 15 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC and CAATS
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 15,775 (6,001 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 25% part-time, 75% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $57,000
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2006

Enjoyed the experience, exposure to diverse opportunities and experiences, helpful professors and faculty.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2008

Beautiful campus, great learning environment, and a great deal of history
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

I am a first year Graduate Student at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. The program's focus on social justice consistently challenge's students regardless of their area of focus (clinical or administration) to consider how they can apply course concepts to larger societal issues. In addition to exemplary academics, the school offers a tremendous amount to students in term of networking and career support. The University works hard to ensure students are connected to opportunities that empower them to make a difference within their communities and truly apply classroom content.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration is ranked as the best Social Work graduate program in the country for a reason: it is amazing. I love the professors, the design of the curriculum, the alumni network and career services, and the network of 800 field placements in the Chicago area. Really, the only down side is that it is very expensive. If you consider it an investment in your future, however, it is definitely a good investment.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent faculty and resources but very expensive and not a lot of grant/scholarship money.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is incredible for students who are a good fit - the program is less "clinical" than other social work programs. If you are a student who enjoys academia and intellectual pursuits (as opposed to the purely practical), this program is perfect. The professors and courses are interesting and stimulating. It is pretty expensive, but the cost of living here is low (versus New York, where many of the social work schools reside). Also, the program is quite generous with scholarship funding, unlike the other programs I was accepted into. Graduating students will have access to an excellent network, especially if they plan to stay in the Chicago area.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Chicago provides quality education with ability for hands-on-experience in the hub of where social work is needed most, Chicago neighborhoods. Despite the high cost of education, SSA provides opportunities for financial aid to get a variety of students to attend.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a wonderful program where you are constantly surrounded by people like you, want to make the world a better place. It is challenging, has opportunities to make valuable connections and the school as a whole has infinite resources. Area is not so safe but the closer you are to campus the better.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I wish there was more diversity at the University, but it is a strong academic program that forces you to question and become better.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Pro: The professors are all extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Con:Registration 5 days before classes begin
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