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Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a Private, 4 Years+ school located in Evanston, IL. The 2019 average net price at Northwestern University is $27,540. Acceptance rate is 8.47%. The school has a total enrollment of 22,127.


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Location: Evanston, IL
Student Body: 22,127
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Private
Campus Type: Urban
Web Site: www.northwestern.edu
Acceptance Rate: 8.47%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 8.47%
  • Application Deadline: n/a
  • International Students: 12%
  • Application Fee: $75
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
Tuition: $54,120
Grad Tuition: $54,120
Room and Board: $16,626
Books and Supplies: $1,605
Other Fees: $448
Average Net Price: $27,540
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 1,931
  • Men / Women Ratio: 897 / 1,034
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 700 - 760
  • Median SAT Math Range: 730 - 790
  • Median ACT Range: 33 - 33
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 111
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 7.5
  • % of International Students: 12%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 232
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Required
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Business, Management, Marketing: 29%
  • Communication: 11%
  • Engineering: 10%
  • Social Sciences: 9%
  • Health Professions: 5%

Academic Programs

Northwestern University offers 390 Total Programs in Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Business, Management, Marketing. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Bachelor's Degree ProgramsNorthwestern University offers 115 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsNorthwestern University offers 147 Master's Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other Degree
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Science Technician
Social Sciences
Theology
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsNorthwestern University offers 82 Doctorate Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other Degree
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Theology
Visual and Performing Arts
Certificate ProgramsNorthwestern University offers 41 Certificate Programs
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Health Professions
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Public Admin, Social Services
Science Technician
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 94%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 94%
  • 1st Year Retention: 98%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $82,800
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 22,127
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 44%
  • Non-resident, alien: 17%
  • Asian Students: 14%
  • Hispanic Students: 8%
  • Unknown: 8%
  • Black Students: 5%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%