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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 Sitewww.northwestern.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students8,353
   Women4,182 (50.1%)
   Men4,171 (49.9%)
Graduate Students12,855

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate11% of 35,100 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 Math710-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading690-760 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite32-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$70,496
Tuition and Fees
$50,855
Room and Board
$15,489
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$48,603
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$20,308

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class SizeNot reported

CAMPUS LIFE

Evanston Population75,570
Nearest Metropolitan AreaChicago
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
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Sororities39% 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 Students9.8% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning98.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
84.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.81 4.27 724 709 32
Low 3.00 3.00 510 480 20
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 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.

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