Quick Stats

While gender equality is always about much more than percentages and numbers, we are presenting the following numbers as a quick reference.
Note: Data is drawn from 2013-2014 academic year.


Overall, the University of Chicago has gender parity in the representation of students, with 42% female and 58% male students.


However, the breakdown of data by academic areas shows that the Division of the Physical Sciences, Booth School of Business, and the Institute of Molecular Engineering have a much higher representation of male students - 76.2, 85, and 88%, respectively - than the School of Social Service Administration where 80.7% of students are women.

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There are more than 3,000 international students at the University of Chicago. Of these students, about 2,000 are male and 1100 are female.




The following data is extracted from the Report on the Status of Academic Women at the University of Chicago, compiled and presented to the University community in February 2012.

In 2010, women comprised 25% of all faculty, which represents a 4% increase in the proportion of women faculty from 2001.


Over the same time period, the proportion of women among the ranks of tenure track faculty increased by 4%, from 18% in 2001 to 22% in 2010; the proportion of pre-tenure track women faculty increased from 31% to and 33%.


Of the 141 individuals who served as departmental chairs over the last 10 years, 21 (15%) were women. The greatest proportion of women in departmental chair positions during 2001-2010 was in the Division of Humanities (23%) and the smallest proportion in BSD Medical (0%).