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Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University, founded in 1851, is a private, comprehensive university. It offers unusual flexibility combined with a wide choice of academic concentrations. 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. In addition to over 70 established majors, students can choose or design nontraditional combinations. In addition, a broad range of field experiences, internships and programs combining work and study are part of the academic program of a large percentage of the students. Because Chicago is only 30 minutes away, students have the cultural advantage of the music, theatre, museums, sports and entertainment of a world-class city to enrich their undergraduate experience. Its 250-acre campus is located in Evanston, 12 miles north of Chicago.
Web Site www.northwestern.edu/
Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 8,353
   Women 4,182 (50.1%)
   Men 4,171 (49.9%)
Graduate Students 12,855
ADMISSION
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 11% of 35,100 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
 
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 710-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 690-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32-34 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
MONEY MATTERS
Cost of Attendance $70,496
  Tuition and Fees $50,855
  Room and Board $15,489
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $48,603
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$20,308
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ACADEMICS
Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size Not reported
CAMPUS LIFE
Evanston Population 75,570
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
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Sororities 39% of women participate
Fraternities 34% of men participate
STUDENTS
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.3% Asian
6.3% Black/African-American
13.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.8% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students 9.8% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning 98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 84.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported