Northwestern University

#11 in National Universities

  • Private (not-for-profit)4 Years (or High)Evanston, ILDegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree21,823 Students10.66 % Acceptance Ratio7:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    Northwestern University is a Private (not-for-profit) (4 Years or High) college located in Evanston, Illinois. It has a total enrollment of 21,823 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 7:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 10.66% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio10.66 %
    Admission Yield53.03 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$75
    Graduate Application Fees$95

    The acceptance ratio is 10.66% last year at Northwestern University where total 35,100 students applied and 3,743 were accepted.

  • Amounts
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$52,678
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$52,679
    On-Campus Living Costs$18,642
    Off-Campus Living Costs$18,642

    The tuition & fees at Northwestern University, for academic year 2017-2018 is $52,678.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $18,642 when living on campus and $18,642 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Meal Plan

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Northwestern University provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Meal Plan, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Career Counseling and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at Northwestern University.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about Northwestern University

Key Stats for Northwestern University

Costs of Attendance extremely expensive

Northwestern University$52,678
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges$25,799
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois$27,840

Admission Chances extremely difficult to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges63.95%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois64.96%

Financial Helps low financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges88.17%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois89.07%

Student Population small

Northwestern University21,823
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges4,211,617
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois219,220

Graduation Rates very high completion rate


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges53.92%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois55.32%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges88
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois92

Distance Learning few online programs


Online Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges8
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges10
  • 4 Years or High Colleges15
  • Private (not-for-profit), 4 Years or High Colleges in Illinois8

Contact Information & Online Resources


Northwestern University 633 Clark St,
Evanston, IL 60208
847) 491-3741


Northwestern University is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (01/01/1913 - Current).
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