8%

Acceptance Rate

$45,427

Avg.Financial Aid

001739

FAFSA Code

About Northwestern University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

22,127

Website

www.northwestern.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Northwestern University is a private-not-for-profit university located in Evanston, Illinois.

Established in 1851, the university expanded with campuses in Chicago and Doha, Qatar with the main campus situated in Evanston. Started with little money, no land, and limited higher education experience, Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

The students come from more than 75 countries for its highly ranked colleges and programs. It has some prestigious schools under its umbrella, such as Kellogg School of Management, the School of Education and Social Policy, the School of Law, the Feinberg School of Medicine, Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program, and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

  • University's acceptance rate is 8.5%.

  •  It also claims to have a low student to faculty ratio of 6:1.

  • Northwestern is a house of 21,000 enrolled students and 3,334 full-time faculty members.

  • University's Nursing is one of the best programs being offered at the university. The diplomas are presented to the graduates and the course was started in the year 1906. Nursing programs are accredited as well.

  • The university meets the standards of the Higher Learning Commission and is accredited by the same. 

Online Education at Northwestern University

The university offers 38 online programs across 8 disciplines.

  • The online learning is flexible and helps students with different styles of learning.

  • The university offers many Undergraduate and Graduate level online programs.

  • Online Tools include Search Library Collections, Digital Library Collections, Research Guides.


Reviews

According to the US News, the university is ranked 10th in 'National Universities'.

  • The atmosphere is competitive, the faculty and students are supportive. The campus is good with many opportunities and resources for the professional growth of a student. 

  • The university is accepting, diverse, and progressive overall.

  • Cross-discipline courses are provided for students. It is easier to get involved in college events and clubs.

Location & Contact

Address

633 Clark St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8474913741
Fax: 8474913741
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Rankings

Northwestern University is one of only four U.S. universities that ranks in the top twenty across all categories of graduate education and in the top 10 overalls.

As per US News and World Report, Northwestern has the following rankings:

  • #9 in National Universities

  • #76 in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie)

  • #14 in Best Value Schools

  • #57 in Most Innovative Schools (tie)

  • #251 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

  • #13 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (tie)

    • #11 in Biomedical

    • #6 in Industrial / Manufacturing (tie)

    • #5 in Materials (tie)

    • #12 in Mechanical

    • #11 in Co-ops/Internships (tie)

    • #34 in Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects (tie)

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

8%

SAT Range

1430 - 1550

ACT Range

33 - 35

Application Fee

$75

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission process at Northwestern is a simple online process, involving an application fee of $75.

It also invites applications for Early Decision Process. The list of requirements for undergraduate programs is quite lengthy and includes multiple transcripts, essays and letters of recommendation along with test scores. The graduation admission requirements differ from programs.

With an acceptance rate of 8.5%, getting enrolled in this university is not a cakewalk. Following points need to be addressed:

  • The form can be filled via any of the two platforms: Common Application or Coalition Application form.

  • High school transcripts, ACT/SAT reports, and letters of recommendations are mandatory.

  • SAT Range required: 1430 – 1550.

  • ACT Range required: 33-35.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$27,540

Average Annual Cost

$54,120

Books And Supplies

$1,605

Other Fees

$448

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$16,626

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,850

Total One Year Cost

$74,649

The net price for studying at Northwestern comes to around $27,540.

The average annual cost of attendance at Northwestern amounts to nearly $78,654. It includes the following expenses:

Tuition Fees: $56,232

Books and supplies: $1,605

Personal Expenses: $1,850

Other fees: $514

Room and Boarding: $17,019

Budget for other expenses: $3,839

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

6:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

97%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Quarter

Research Funding per Student

$27,992

Faculty Overview

62%

Male Professors

38%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

383 Graduates

Psychology, General

155 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

153 Graduates

Journalism

149 Graduates

Political Science and Government

137 Graduates

Biology, General

117 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

113 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

100 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

98 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

96 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

93 Graduates

Mathematics

87 Graduates

Music

79 Graduates

Community Organization and Advocacy

76 Graduates

History

67 Graduates

Computer Science

65 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

54 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

51 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

50 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

50 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

48 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

46 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

40 Graduates

Statistics

39 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

38 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

35 Graduates

Engineering, Other

32 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

31 Graduates

Psychology, Other

31 Graduates

Sociology

28 Graduates

Materials Engineering

27 Graduates

Anthropology

26 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

24 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

23 Graduates

Manufacturing Engineering

23 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

22 Graduates

Philosophy

22 Graduates

Physics

22 Graduates

Chemistry

21 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

20 Graduates

Area Studies

17 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

17 Graduates

Civil Engineering

16 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

16 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

16 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

15 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

14 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

13 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

13 Graduates

Legal Research and Advanced Profess...

13 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

10 Graduates

Computer Engineering

10 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

10 Graduates

Biological and Biomedical Sciences,...

9 Graduates

Science, Technology and Society

9 Graduates

Architecture and Related Services,...

8 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

8 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

7 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

7 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

6 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

5 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

5 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

5 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

5 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

4 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

4 Graduates

Dance

3 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

3 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

2 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

2 Graduates

Materials Sciences

2 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

1 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

1 Graduates

Educational Assessment, Evaluation,...

1 Graduates

Engineering, General

1 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

1 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

1 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

1 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

8,642

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

15%

Full-time

94%

Part-time

6%

Students Gender

Male

49%

US National: 44%

Female

51%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

46% White

4% Unknown

6% Black

12% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

9% Non Resident alien

17% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

62%

Out Of State

26%

In State

12%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$81,812 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

53%

Averege Housing Cost

$10,100/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,526/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,526/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Wildcats

School Colors

purple and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Ten Conference

Total Male Athletes

235

Total Female Athletes

243

Intramural Sports

7

Sports Club

19

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Fencing

Field Hockey

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$58,900/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$69,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$12,000

$31,666

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$125 - 329

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$45,427

Students Receiving Federal Grants

19%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,735

Students Receiving State Aid

7%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,789

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$42,714

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$59,541

$30K - $48K

$65,531

$48K - $75K

$62,270

$75K - $110K

$55,818

> $110K

$32,656

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$191,131,701

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,498,088

Financial Aid is available for students in the form of federal aid, grants, scholarships, and loans.

A financial aid package typically meets a student’s full financial need through a combination of need-based scholarships, grants, and part-time work in order to meet the net price of $27,540.

The average financial aid required is $45,427. Around 61% of undergraduates receive financial aid from the college.

The applicants need to fill up the FAFSA form for the university, followed by submitting a College Scholarship Service/Financial Aid profile online. After this, one needs to complete and submit Complete and submit federal tax forms and wait for notification from the university.

Students looking for financial aid can fill the FAFSA form. Northwestern University FAFSA code or federal school code is 001739.

Federal aids include Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal work-study.

Institutional Aid includes Northwestern University Scholarship, Debt Cap Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship, and Founders Scholarship.

Military Financial aids are also provided which include Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA), and Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP).

State Aid includes the Illinois Monetary Award Program.

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