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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

633 Clark St Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-7271
Admissions Phone: (847) 491-7271
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Northwestern University
  • Located in Evanston, IL
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 21,642 students enrolled
  • 23% admitted
  • $45,120 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • jeremy from naperville, il
  • May-22-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    get involved in something that will make your academic narrative exceptionally unique. the students who are the most open minded and well rounded will gain perspective on many levels and a gain in perspective is a new way to seek knowledge and creativity.

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  • William from Smithfield, VA
  • Dec-09-2015 I am a current student here

    Go ahead and apply, even if you think you can't get in. This may be perfect for you after all. Above all, don't sweat it. Also, don't fret about the weather. You adjust.

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  • Claudia from Park Ridge, NJ
  • Jan-22-2015 I am a current student here

    -Don't have too set of a plan of attack in terms of classes you want to take, major you want to declare, or clubs you want to join; everything is new freshman year, and you should allow yourself an adjustment period where you're not restricting yourself in any way. -Identify your boundaries from the beginning. Lots of freshman say they're not going to drink, or they're comfortable having people in their room at any hour, etc. and then feel uncomfortable or regret things later. Establish your comfort levels and boundaries from the get-go so the friends you make can respect them. -Specific to NU, don't be intimidated. It's stressful at first because the quarters go by very quickly, and you're at an academically acclaimed school where you may feel at times that you don't deserve to be. Admissions does not make mistakes; you are bright and have the school a lot to offer if you're there.

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  • Naomi from Chicago, IL
  • Nov-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Take advantage of free time to get ahead on school work. Quarters go by fast and before you know it you have three midterms in one week and not enough time to properly study. While stressful, with the quarter system you get through classes you may not like faster.

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