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%.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1580 and Above
1480 to 1580
1480 and Less
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.
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.
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.
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