Northwestern University Comparison

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Location Evanston, IL
Setting Small City
Students 22,127
Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $54,120
Tuition (Out of State) $54,120
Room & Board $16,626
Avg Net Price $26,099
Avg Grant Aid $44,247
% Receiving Grant Aid 54%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 8.5%
Avg High School GPA 3.92
Admissions Standards Elite
Applicant Competition Extreme
ACT Range 33/35
SAT Range 1430/1550
Application Deadline Jan 1, 2020


Graduation Rate 94%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $89,800
Making Student Loan Payments 87%
Median Student Loan Debt $19,378
Median Loan Payment $200
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard