Northwestern UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Evanston, Illinois Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$56,691

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About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a large private university located on an urban campus in Evanston, Illinois. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,448, and admissions are extremely selective, with an acceptance rate of 9%. The university offers 115 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 94%, and a student-faculty ratio of 6:1. Tuition and fees for students are $56,691.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

9% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 9%

Retention Rate 98%

Graduation Rate 94%

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1440-1550

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 33-35

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Learning Environment

51%

Female Student Population

6:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

22k

Number of Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

43%

Non-U.S. Citizen

18%

Asian

14%

Hispanic

9%

Unknown

6%

Black

5%

Two or more races

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

21% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

21%

State Grant Aid

8%

Institution Grant Aid

57%

Pell Grant

21%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $6,706
State Grant Aid $4,742
Institution Grant Aid $45,486
Pell Grant Aid $4,677

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships