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$47,243

$47,243

not including room and board

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  -

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Economics
  3. Journalism
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School Facts

Northwestern, founded in 1851, is a private, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Education and Social Policy, Law, Music, and Speech, the Graduate School, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Medical School, and the Medill School of Journalism. Its 250-acre campus is located in Evanston, 12 miles north of Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 21,215
Established in 1851
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1565
ACT 1106

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

9,376

undergraduate students

11,839

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
64%
600-699
31%
500-599
5%
400-499
0
700-800
72%
600-699
24%
500-599
3%
400-499
1%
700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%
30-36
78%
24-29
21%
18-23
1%
30-36
85%
24-29
14%
18-23
1%
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Evanston, IL

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Fun Facts

  • In 1972 the Northwestern University student body voted to change the athletic teams' official nickname from "Wildcats" to "Purple Haze." The new name never caught on, but Hendrix still rules.
  • We wonder if Stephen Colbert perfected his flair for satire--and his perfectly arched eyebrow--while attending his alma mater, Northwestern University.

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Evanston, IL

231-acre, suburban campus in Evanston (population: 75,430), 12 miles from Chicago; branch campus (law and medical schools) in Chicago. Major airport, bus, and train serve Chicago. Public transportation serves campus. School operates transportation to Chicago campus.

Northwestern University
1801 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
23 fraternities 32% of male students
 
19 sororities 38% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
91%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
64%
600-699
31%
500-599
5%
400-499
0
700-800
72%
600-699
24%
500-599
3%
400-499
1%
700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%
30-36
78%
24-29
21%
18-23
1%
30-36
85%
24-29
14%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Christopher Watson
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 847 491-7271
ug-admission@northwestern.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,192,599
State $1,848,644
Institutional $118,045,803
Other external $4,205,689
Total $131,292,735

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $818,049
Other external $927,437
Total $1,745,486

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
American Lacrosse Conference (Division I, Women's Lacrosse only), Big Ten Conference (Division I, Football I-A), Midwest Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Wildcats
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Information/Management
Accounting/Information Systems
African-American Studies
American Studies
Analytical Consulting
Analytical Finance
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Art Theory/Practice
Asian Studies
Asian/Middle Eastern Language/Civilization
Asian/Middle Eastern Studies
Audiology/Hearing Sciences
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Cell Biology
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology
Business/Social Environment
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Church Music
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Investigation
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Sciences
Combined Studies in Engineering
Communication Disorders
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Communication Systems
Comparative Literary Studies
Comparative Literature
Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Studies
Computing/Information Systems
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Dance
Decision Science
Dentistry
Drama/Theatre
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Educational Processes
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Science
English
English Writing
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship/Innovation
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Family Therapy
Finance
French
Gender Studies
Genetic Counseling
Geography
Geological Sciences
German
Health Industry Management
Hispanic Studies
History
Human Development/Psychological Services
Human Development/Social Policy
Human Resource Management
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering/Management Sciences
Industrial Relations
Information Management
Integrative Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
International Business
International Studies
Italian
Jazz Pedagogy
Journalism
Law
Law/Taxation
Learning Disabilities
Learning Sciences
Learning/Organizational Change
Linguistics
Literature
Management/Organization
Management/Strategy
Managerial Economics
Managerial Economics/Decision Sciences
Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Management
Marketing
Marketing Management
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media Management
Medical Engineering
Music
Music Cognition
Music Composition
Music Conducting
Music Education
Music History/Literature
Music Performance
Music Technology
Music Theory
Musicology
Neurobiology/Physiology
Neuroscience
Operations Management
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Management
Organizational Studies
Performance Studies
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics/Astronomy
Piano/Organ Performance
Political Science
Production Management
Project Management
Psychological Services
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy Administration
Public/Nonprofit Management
Radio/Television/Film
Real Estate
Real Estate Management
Religion
Science Engineering
Secondary Education
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK)
Social Policy
Sociology
Spanish
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology/Learning Disabilities
Statistics
String Instruments
Teach/Learn Process
Technology Industry Management
Technology/Industry Management
Theatre
Theoretical/Applied Mechanics
Transportation
Voice/Opera
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Undergraduate

44%

9,376
students

Female
51%
4,817

Male
49%
4,559

Graduate

56%

11,839
students

Female
45%
5,310

Male
55%
6,529

undergraduateFull-time

91%

8,542
students

Female
51%
4,353

Male
49%
4,189

undergraduatePart-time

9%

834
students

Female
56%
464

Male
44%
370

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Winter: November 1

Spring: February 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 66
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

F. Shep Shanley
Senior Associate Director of Admission
nuinternational@northwestern.edu

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