Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, USA
4.26 Average Rating

Northwestern University is based in Evanston, Illinois, with two other campuses located in Chicago and Doha, Qatar. It is a private research institution known for the Medill School of Journalism, Kellogg School of Management, and Bienen School of Music. This “most selective” university is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #11 in National Universities.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
30%
Out of State Students
60%
0
100
11%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1460
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018 February 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
21,421
Total Number of Undergrads
8,278
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
85%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
93%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,155
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$50,424
Out-of-State Tuition
$50,424
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
55%
Average Aid Per Year
$46,720
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
638
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
72%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$65,900
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What Students Are Saying

4.26 Average Rating
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 highly motivated, passionate, and active in leadership roles. The campus boasts the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan and lush green lawns with many historic and stately buildings.
Kayla from Camdenton, MO
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, providing endless opportunities and adventures. The university also
Melissa from Florida

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