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Northwestern University

633 Clark St,
Evanston, Illinois – 60208 
Phone: 
(847)491-3741

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

7%

Admissions Yield

63%

Applicants Total

47,636

Admissions Total

3,321

ENROLLMENT

Northwestern University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,847 and a student faculty ratio of 6:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
2,376
Total Enrollment
23,409
Undergraduate Enrollment
8,847
Graduate Enrollment
14,562
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
99
Student-to-faculty Ratio
6
Enrolled Total
2,086

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Northwestern University is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $75
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $60,768
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $83,838
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $83,838

ACT Requirements​

39%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

33%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

35%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Northwestern University scored between a 1460 – 1560 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1510. Roughly 43% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
43%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
720
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
770
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
740
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
790

Admissions Criteria

The Northwestern University evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Recommended
Secondary school rank
Recommended
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Required

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
6%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
14%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
40%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
4%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
20%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

66% of students at Northwestern University are awarded financial aid with an average package of $51,087. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

66%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$51,087

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$29,259

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Northwestern University has an average graduation rate of 86% within 4 years and 95% within 6 years. At Northwestern University, 2,104 students earn a bachelors, 4,298 receive a master’s, and 1,000 receive their doctorate.

Roughly n/a% of the student body are from foreign countries,n/a% in-state, and n/a% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
n/a%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
n/a%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
n/a%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
2,104
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
4,298
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
1,000
Graduation rate, total cohort
95
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
86
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
95