Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Northwestern University Overview

Student population

Address633 Clark St
Evanston, IL
School Websitewww.northwestern.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Small

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Northwestern University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Evanston, Illinois that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 40,425 students applied to Northwestern University. Of those students, 3,422 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Northwestern University was $54,120, in addition to fees of $448. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Northwestern University.

Northwestern University has a 95% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Northwestern University Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

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Applicants admitted

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The Northwestern University acceptance rate is 8%. To put this into perspective, 3,422 of the 40,425 students who applied to Northwestern University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Northwestern University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Northwestern University had an SAT score between the range of 1,430 and 1,550. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Northwestern University was between 33 and 35 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Northwestern University as part of their application.

Northwestern University Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Northwestern University, the tuition for in-state residents is $54,120. Combined with fees of $448, room and board costs of $16,626, other expenses of $1,850 and the $1,605 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $54,568 in tuition.

Students at Northwestern University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Northwestern University was $6,735 last year, with 19% of students being awarded federal aid.

Northwestern University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio6:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Northwestern University.

Northwestern University has a good gender split, with 51% of undergraduates being female and 49% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 62% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 26% of students come from in-state and 12% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Northwestern University is 6:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Northwestern University Popular Majors and Programs

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
ENGINEERING
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
SOCIAL SCIENCES
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
PSYCHOLOGY
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES

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