Northwestern University: Ranking & Review

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Evanston Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 29 35
Top 1%

Northwestern University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate9%9%9%
Applicants37,25917,95319,306
Admissions3,4421,6761,766
Enrolled undergraduates1,903922981
Enrolled total (including graduate students)22,00811,25710,751

1,281 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,281 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $95.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores673
Percent of students submitting SAT scores35%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
735
Math
755

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,466
Percent of students submitting ACT scores77%
ACT Composite
33
ACT English
33
ACT Math
33

Northwestern University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $72,980 $72,980
Off-campus $72,980 $72,980
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $16,047 and other expenses per full academic year.

Northwestern University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,966 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $52,239 $52,239
Fees for full-time undergraduates $439 $439
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $6,195 $6,195
Tuition for Full-time graduates $52,239 $52,239
Fees for full-time graduates $440 $440
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $6,195 $6,195

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 97 38 1,880 15 2,030
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 496 458 9 963
Engineering 405 346 130 881
Health Professions and Related Programs 8 31 365 251 655
Legal Professions and Studies 13 313 251 577
Social Sciences 412 29 41 482
Visual and Performing Arts 22 173 150 40 385
Psychology 162 86 14 262
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9 131 57 64 261
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 91 149 15 255
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 114 110 224
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 134 134
Physical Sciences 40 23 52 115
Mathematics and Statistics 60 28 18 106
Education 12 89 5 106
History 44 13 9 66
English Language and Literature & Letters 31 23 5 59
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 24 9 12 45
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 43 43
Philosophy and Religious Studies 16 4 9 29
Science Technologies & Technicians 20 20
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 15 3 18
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 16 1 17
Natural Resources and Conservation 15 15
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 5 5 10
Architecture and Related Services 8 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1 3 4
Theology and Religious Vocations
Grand Total1582,3264,3409467,770

A total of 2,484 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Northwestern University.

At the master's and doctor's level 5,286 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate94%92%95%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%

General info

Alternative namesNU
Founded1851
MottoQuaecumque Sunt Vera
Whatsoever things are true (Philippians 4:8 AV)
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorspurple, white
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff10,316
Instructional FTE2,397
Research FTE1,176
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.northwestern.edu
Address633 Clark St
Evanston, Illinois, 60208
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone8474913741
Fax+1 (847) 467 2331

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