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COLLEGE PROFILE

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 Sitewww.northwestern.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students8,476
   Women4,441 (52.4%)
   Men4,035 (47.6%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate26% of 25,013 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math690-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading670-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing670-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite30-33 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$63,593
Tuition and Fees
$45,527
Room and Board
$13,862
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$30,424
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$20,802

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
2,008
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 40% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-59 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Evanston Population74,239
Nearest Metropolitan AreaChicago
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing99% of freshmen, 65% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Mascot 
Sororities38% of women participate
Fraternities32% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.Not reported
International StudentsNot reported
First-Year Students Returning97.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
86.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.79 4.26 712 694 704 31
Low 2.20 2.52 400 420 380 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• At 750,000 square feet, NU's Technological Institute is one of the largest academic buildings in the world.

• NU sponsors a yearlong series of workshops and discussions called "Life After College" to help graduates get a good job.

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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