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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL 4-Year Private
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About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a 4-year private school located in Evanston, IL. It is a suburban college that enrolls 8,327 undergraduate students. Admissions is most selective as the Northwestern University acceptance rate is 9%.

College Info

633 Clark St Evanston, IL 60208

Campus Setting: Suburban

Northwestern University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 3

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northwestern University is Jan 3.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northwestern University is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Northwestern University ACT Scores


ACT Range

33 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

35 and Above


33 to 35


33 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Northwestern University is 33. Students with an ACT score of 35 and above have a good chance of getting into Northwestern University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 33 and 35 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 33 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Northwestern University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1480 - 1580


Math SAT Range

740 - 790


Reading SAT Range

700 - 760

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1580 and Above


1480 to 1580


1480 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Northwestern University students is 1510. Applicants with SAT scores of 1580 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Northwestern University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1480 to 1580 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1480 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Northwestern University.

Northwestern University Tuition & Fees

The annual list price to attend Northwestern University on a full time basis for in state students is $53,178. This fee is comprised of $48,624 for tuition, $2,457 room and board , $1,638 for books and supplies, and $459 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Northwestern University is $53,178, the same as IL residents.

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Northwestern University is like? There are approximately 21,946 students enrolled at Northwestern University, including 8,327 undergraduate students and 13,619 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from IL and 4% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 3
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