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Northwestern University

School Profile

  • Northwestern UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Evanston, IL - InternetDict
  • Acceptance Rate: 26%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 8,476
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,078
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 8,364
Graduate Students: 8,456
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Area studies
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Cognitive Psychology/Psycholinguistics
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Community Organization/Advocacy
  • Bachelor of Community Psychology
  • Bachelor of Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of East Asian
  • Bachelor of Ecology
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Education of Learning Disabled
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of European Studies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences/Systems
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Law & Legal Studies - General
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Bachelor of Materials Engineering
  • Bachelor of Materials Science
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Policy Analysis
  • Bachelor of Radio, television, and digital communication
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Slavic
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Stringed Instruments
  • Bachelor of Theater Literature/History/Criticism
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies
  • Certificate of Accounting Technology
  • Certificate of Advertising
  • Certificate of Business Administration/Management
  • Certificate of English Composition
  • Certificate of Orthotics/Prosthetics

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $38,461
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $38,461

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • Required for Some: SAT Subject Tests
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 250
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 100
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 637
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 280
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 111

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Wildcats

Rankings

  • Ranked #12 National Universities
  • Ranked #13 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #13 Biomedical
  • Ranked #17 Chemical
  • Ranked #15 Civil
  • Ranked #15 Environmental / Environmental health
  • Ranked #7 Industrial / Manufacturing
  • Ranked #5 Materials
  • Ranked #15 Mechanical
  • Ranked #18 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #23 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #5 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #13 Accounting
  • Ranked #22 Entrepreneurship
  • Ranked #3 Executive M.B.A.
  • Ranked #10 Finance
  • Ranked #18 International
  • Ranked #3 Management
  • Ranked #1 Marketing
  • Ranked #5 Nonprofit
  • Ranked #1 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #6 Production / Operations
  • Ranked #9 Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Ranked #7 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #20 Education policy
  • Ranked #16 Educational psychology
  • Ranked #20 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #15 Biomedical / Bioengineering
  • Ranked #16 Chemical
  • Ranked #12 Civil
  • Ranked #28 Computer Engineering
  • Ranked #31 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #27 Environmental / Environmental Health
  • Ranked #4 Industrial / Manufacturing
  • Ranked #3 Materials
  • Ranked #11 Mechanical
  • Ranked #12 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #17 Clinical Training
  • Ranked #14 Dispute Resolution
  • Ranked #8 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #4 Tax Law
  • Ranked #10 Trial Advocacy
  • Ranked #41 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • Ranked #19 Best Medical Schools: Research
  • Ranked #14 AIDS
  • Ranked #16 Internal medicine
  • Ranked #14 Pediatrics
  • Ranked #12 Women's Health
  • Ranked #9 Audiology
  • Ranked #26 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #7 Chemistry
  • Ranked #17 Biochemistry
  • Ranked #4 Inorganic
  • Ranked #9 Physical
  • Ranked #3 Theoretical
  • Ranked #22 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #35 Computer Science
  • Ranked #39 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #8 Economics
  • Ranked #8 Econometrics
  • Ranked #2 Industrial Organization
  • Ranked #10 Labor Economics
  • Ranked #8 Macroeconomics
  • Ranked #6 Microeconomics
  • Ranked #13 Public Finance
  • Ranked #20 English
  • Ranked #18 American Literature Before 1865
  • Ranked #15 Medieval / Renaissance Literature
  • Ranked #76 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #7 Healthcare Management
  • Ranked #14 History
  • Ranked #1 African History
  • Ranked #9 African-American History
  • Ranked #13 European History
  • Ranked #14 U.S. Colonial History
  • Ranked #16 Math
  • Ranked #12 Algebra / Number Theory / Algebraic Geometry
  • Ranked #7 Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #30 Physics
  • Ranked #21 Political Science
  • Ranked #16 Comparative Politics
  • Ranked #7 Political Theory
  • Ranked #17 Psychology
  • Ranked #15 Cognitive Psychology
  • Ranked #9 Sociology
  • Ranked #6 Economic Sociology
  • Ranked #6 Historical Sociology
  • Ranked #14 Sex and Gender
  • Ranked #12 Social Stratification
  • Ranked #3 Sociology of Culture
  • Ranked #25 Sociology of Population
  • Ranked #2 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #48 Statistics

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Admissions Address

1801 Hinman Avenue
PO Box 3060
Evanston, IL 60204-3060
(847) 491-7271
ug-admission@northwestern.edu
Contact: Christopher Watson
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 23%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 23%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 27,528
Female applicants 14,706
Male applicants 12,822
Applicants accepted 6,367
Female applicants accepted 3,346
Male applicants accepted 3,021
Freshman enrollment 2,127
Female freshman enrollment 1,126
Male freshman enrollment 1,001
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 3,204
Students accepting place on wait list 1,476
Students accepted from wait list 26

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 42%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 67%
SAT Critical Reading average score 714
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 680-750
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 733
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 700-780
 
SAT Writing average score 718
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 680-770
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 64%
Average ACT Composite score 33
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 31-33
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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