8,278
Students
Financial aid thermometer
49,030
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
9
9%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Northwestern University is a University institution located in Evanston, IL, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1801 Hinman Avenue
PO Box 3060
Evanston, IL  60208
United States
Contact Mr. Christopher Watson
Assistant Vice President for Student Outreach and Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Email: ug-admission@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-7271

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Cell Biology And Histology Checkmark
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Molecular Biology Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
East Asian Languages Related Checkmark
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Linguistics Checkmark
Slavic Languages Checkmark
South Asian Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Community Organization And Advocacy Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
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Percussion Instruments Checkmark
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Theater Literature, History And Criticism Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37,259
Applied
3,442
Accepted
8,278
Enrolled
9%
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Female Admissions

19,306
Females Applied
1,766
Females Accepted
9%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

17,953
Males Applied
1,676
Males Accepted
9%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Audition for music program

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 700 770
SAT Math 720 790
ACT Composite 32 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,120
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Fees

447
Full-time student fees
16,626
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

49,030
Avg. Financial Aid Package
50,668
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
55,219
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,339
Avg. Loan Aid
4,923
Avg. Grant Aid
46,720
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

8,278
Total undergrad students
9%
International Students
68%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.53%
Black or African American 5.82%
White or Caucasian 46.4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.08%
Asian 17.15%
Two or more races 5.42%
Other 3.48%

Gender

Male (49.66%)
Female (50.34%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Not Reported
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 52%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Dillo Day Music Festival, Dance Marathon and Wildcat Welcome

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

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Faculty

1,731
Total Faculty
7:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,479
Part-time - 252
Male - 1,082
Female - 649