Student Population
National Rank
Northwestern University overview
Location Evanston, Illinois
Online northwestern.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Northwestern University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

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 37,259 prospective students applied, and 3,442 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,903 enrolled in the school.  17,664 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,344 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $52,239 plus fees of $439. Northwestern is ranked 13 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


Getting In

Admission Standards
Northwestern University overview
SAT 1470/1570
ACT 32/34
Applications Accepted
Northwestern University overview
Applications Due Jan 1, 2019
Applicant Competition Extreme

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Northwestern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,660
Other Fees$439
Room and Board $16,047
Budget for Other Expenses$2,595
Total One Year Cost$72,980


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

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%

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