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Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

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Overview

Student Population
22,127
Northwestern University overview
Location Evanston, Illinois
Online northwestern.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Northwestern University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 40,585 prospective students applied, and 3,673 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,006 enrolled in the school.  17,748 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,379 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $56,232 plus fees of $459. Northwestern is ranked 15 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

10/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
10/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

Northwestern is rated within the top 3% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Northwestern University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
Northwestern University overview
SAT 1440/1550
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.92
Applications Accepted
9.1% 
Northwestern University overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$56,232
Costs for Northwestern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,638
Other Fees$459
Room and Board $17,019
Budget for Other Expenses$3,306
Total One Year Cost$78,654

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$89,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
94% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northwestern University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 25%
Communication 14%
Engineering 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147767 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern University.

Current students may use the Northwestern University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.