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Northwestern University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

20,481 students

23% admitted

  • 16,743 full time
  • 3,738 part time
  • 8,570 men full time
  • 8,173 women full time
  • 27,528 applied
  • 6,367 admitted
  • 2,127 enrolled

8,947 Undergraduates

$43,380 tuition/year

  • 10,946 Graduates
  • 588 Non-Degree
  • $43,380 out of state
  • $399 fees
  • $13,329 room & board
  • $1,842 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Mascot: Wildcats
School Colors: Purple and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Kayla from Camdenton, MO
  • 0
  • Northwestern is a great school, blending first class academics and Big 10 sports in a way that typically isn't seen among comparable universities. Students are bright and are typically…

  • Jul-28-2012 Read More
  • Timothy from Illinois
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  • northwestern is a academically prestigious midwestern school with big 10 athletics as well as proximity to a world-class city. evanston is a nice college town that offers the amenities that…

  • Feb-06-2012 Read More
  • Melissa from Florida
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  • Northwestern University is a top-tier university and is sometimes considered the ivy of the Midwest. It has a beautiful, lakeside campus and is just a train ride away from Chicago,…

  • Aug-21-2012 Read More
  • From Miami, FL
  • 0
  • Competitive but not suffocative atmosphere. Students are usually very involved on campus. Its quarter system (versus the typical bi-semester system) enables students the opportunity to take more classes.…

  • Jan-22-2013 Read More
  • Alexander from Simsbury, CT
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  • Northwestern is great academically and all of the professors I have had here have been engaged and interested in teaching. The social life on North campus is heavily frat-centered, despite…

  • Aug-23-2013 Read More
Mission Statement

Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Amanda from Evanston, IL
  • Dec-26-2011 I am a current student here

    It is a great atmosphere but not a big school atmosphere but there are days when it comes closer to it

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  • 4
  • Alex from Phoenix, AZ
  • Aug-28-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Awesome campus & so close to downtown Chicago - just not sure about the winters.

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  • 4
  • B from RVA
  • Jul-13-2011 I am a current student here

    The four stars are only because I didn't find my way until spring quarter. Before I became an RTVF major, I wasn't sure which classes would interest me and ended up taking a few that were wastes of time. However, this could happen at any college and reflects more on my experience than at the school. The people I have met are so interesting--one of my friends, G., is totally the next Perez Hilton (with more class), and another, A., is a brilliant engineer who is getting a business certificate for fun. As for me, I think film is pretty interesting as far as majors go. Who else gets to say I have a three hour lab, then spend those three hours on lighting and improv?

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  • 5
  • Erin from Novi, MI
  • Jun-08-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Northwestern is beautiful and is next to one of the greatest cities in the world. The people are so friendly and enthusiastic and it's going to be a truly wonderful college experience.

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