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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

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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 Ms. Elisabeth Kinsley
Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Admission
Email: ug-admission@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-7271

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architecture And Related Services, Other Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Area Studies, Other Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Asian-american Studies Checkmark
Caribbean Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
European Studies/civilization Checkmark
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-american/chicano Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Slavic Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Cell/cellular Biology And Histology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Studies Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Radio, Television, And Digital Communication, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities Checkmark
Learning Sciences Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social And Philosophical Foundations Of Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Science Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Engineering, Other Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
East Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
East Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Middle/near Eastern And Semitic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Slavic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
South Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology/audiologist Checkmark
Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
International Public Health/international Health Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Computational And Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Science, Technology And Society Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Materials Science Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Community Psychology Checkmark
Counseling Psychology Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Psychology, Other Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Community Organization And Advocacy Checkmark
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Dramatic/theatre Arts And Stagecraft, Other Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark
Musical Theatre Checkmark
Musicology And Ethnomusicology Checkmark
Percussion Instruments Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Theatre Literature, History And Criticism Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark
Woodwind Instruments Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47,636
Applied
3,321
Accepted
8,494
Enrolled
7%
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Female Admissions

25,855
Females Applied
1,869
Females Accepted
7%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

21,781
Males Applied
1,452
Males Accepted
7%
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
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 720 770
SAT Math 740 790
ACT Composite 33 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

62,391
Private
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Fees

1,077
Full-time student fees
19,440
Room & board
10,377
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

59,406
Avg. Financial Aid Package
61,907
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
62,706
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,642
Avg. Loan Aid
5,964
Avg. Grant Aid
57,259
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

8,494
Total Undergrad students
10%
International Students
73%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.86%
Black or African American 6.07%
White or Caucasian 39.36%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.07%
Asian 20.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.01%
Two or more races 6.68%
Other 3.21%

Gender

Male (46.79%)
Female (53.21%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 95%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Dillo Day Music Festival, Dance Marathon and Wildcat Welcome

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No No No
Fencing No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Indoor Track No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing No Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball No Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,742
Total Faculty
6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,494
Part-time - 248
Male - 1,054
Female - 688
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