Northwestern University: Ranking & Review

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Evanston
rank
United States
rank
World
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12834
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

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

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

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 Services97381,880152,030
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs4964589963
Engineering405346130881
Health Professions and Related Programs831365251655
Legal Professions and Studies13313251577
Social Sciences4122941482
Visual and Performing Arts2217315040385
Psychology1628614262
Biological and Biomedical Sciences91315764261
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services9114915255
Public Administration and Social Service Professions114110224
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields134134
Physical Sciences402352115
Education12895106
Mathematics and Statistics602818106
History4413966
English Language and Literature & Letters3123559
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2491245
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4343
Philosophy and Religious Studies164929
Science Technologies & Technicians2020
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies15318
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies16117
Natural Resources and Conservation1515
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences5510
Architecture and Related Services88
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities134
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 population75,000
Phone8474913741
Fax+1 (847) 467 2331

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