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University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program

  • University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program
  • 1225 East 60th Street, Suite 114
  • Chicago, IL 60637
  • Whitney Capps
  • Manager of College Advising & Admissions
  • 773-834-6774

Program Description

The University of Chicago Collegiate Scholar's Program (UCCSP) was founded in 2003 as a three-year program that aims to prepare talented Chicago Public Schools students in grades 10-12 for admission and success at the nation's top colleges and universities. UCCSP is shaped around a core curriculum of humanities, social science, math, and science courses during the summer months and enrichment activities geared toward college readiness, cultural awareness, civic engagement, and leadership during the academic year.

Success Stories

Read about Shareef McDonald here.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 11%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 18%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 30%
  • Other: 1%
  • African American: 40%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 122
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Between 25% and 50%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Amherst College
  • Bennington College
  • Boston University
  • Brigham Young University-Provo
  • Brown University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Chicago State University
  • Coe College
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Covenant College
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University
  • DePauw University
  • Dominican University
  • Duke University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Georgetown University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Grinnell College
  • Harvard University
  • Hope College
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Ithaca College
  • Jackson State University
  • Kettering University
  • Knox College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Lawrence University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Macalester College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michigan State University
  • Monmouth College
  • Morehouse College
  • National Louis University
  • New College of Florida
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University-Main Campus
  • Reed College
  • Rice University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Saint Xavier University
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Spelman College
  • Stanford University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Temple University
  • The College of Wooster
  • The Juilliard School
  • The Ohio State University
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Wellesley College
  • Westmont College
  • Wheaton College
  • Williams College
  • Yale University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%