Northwestern University in Evanston

Evanston, IL

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Overview

Northwestern University offers 1047-degree programs and 12 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 3 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 13%. The most popular test is SAT - 47% of students submitted it in comparison to 62% of students who submitted ACT. 52.9% are women, and 47.1% are men. 15% percents of international students. Northwestern University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Northwestern University is 27291$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $52114 and $65519 per year. 94% of full-time Northwestern University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $64,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Northwestern University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$27,291
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Northwestern University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,700
$30,001 - $48,000$12,982
$48,001 - $75,000$15,290
$75,001 - $110,000$28,038
$110,001+$43,125

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8500

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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23%

Types of financial aids

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4794 of Northwestern University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 53 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Northwestern University number 3 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Northwestern University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$64,400

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Northwestern University.

ROTC

ROTC - Navy

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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94%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Northwestern University graduation rate is above the national average.

94% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Northwestern University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

16 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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13%

In comparison to National Average

Northwestern University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 68%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 55%.

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13%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Northwestern University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 58%.

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13%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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46%

Total

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46%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

97%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Northwestern University full-time retention rate is 97% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Northwestern University students submitting SAT scores

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47%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
2080 - 2330

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 690 - 760
Math: 710 - 800
Writing: 680 - 770

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Northwestern University students submitting ACT scores

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62%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
31 - 34

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 33 - 35
Math: 30 - 35
Writing: 8 - 10

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Northwestern University is 7:1, that means that for every 7 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

7:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

3767
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15%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Northwestern University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Northwestern University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Illinois.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 633 Clark St address in Evanston, Illinois.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Northwestern University with 0.23% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Graduate

The campus located by 710 N. Lake Shore Drive address in Chicago, Illinois.

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Graduate in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Northwestern University with 0.07% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Graduate are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Education City, Qatar

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Education City, Qatar in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Northwestern University with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Education City, Qatar is aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Northwestern University offers 1047 programs in total: 396 are for Master's degree, 318 - for Bachelor's degree, 216 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 69 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 27 - for Post-master's certificate, and 6 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 134 universities in Cook county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered. Northwestern University is one of the few institutions in Cook that offers a Postbaccalaureate certificate program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 12 distance learning programs that are offered in the Northwestern University: 12 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.

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Northwestern University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 8751 students with 393786 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 8934 with 321635 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 1468 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Northwestern University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

This summer sunshine, golden beach and surfing people gave me an illusion that Northwestern University has a campus towards the vast ocean. But in fact, it just next to the Michigan Lake. When I came here in the early morning, this beautiful campus was in tranquility and peace. Some people playing beach volleyball and sand statues, some surfing and sailing. Yes, it's just one plain day, but also one perfect day, perfect campus!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am one quarter into my freshman year as a weinberg college of arts and sciences major. It is an academic institution and I feel prepared to be an academic in the future and enter the world of academia. That being said, I hate Insomnia Cookies. It is bad, overpriced, and only a select few students can afford it. It is outrageous, heinous, and (insert other negative adjective here COME BACK TO IT). It is a crime that it exists near such a prestigous institution. Please students, I implore you not to give money to this establishment (Insomnia Cookies). For every dollar you would spend on a four dollar cookie (that adds up to four dollars), find the nearest homeless person and give it to them. Be a good person. Nat Out Also NU ur chill, keep doing your thing

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am mid-way through the first year of my Masters in Information Technology at the McCormick College of Engineering. The courses here are as rewarding as they are challenging. The administration are polite and very helpful, and the campus is gorgeous. In addition, the Alumni network is huge, geographically dispersed and extremely engaged. Overall Northwestern has provided me with an amaziny experience. As a Chicago native Northwestern has always been my dream school, now I know why.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Northwestern is the Home of the Wildcats, and is a beautiful campus by the lakeside of Lake Michigan, just north of Chicago. I had a fantastic time studying here and the campus is incredible when autumn creeps in and paints everything in such resplendent colours (see pictures attached). Kellogg is also located here interestingly enough, away from the Chicago campuses of Feinberg etc., but all in all a great university.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Yes, it's where I really wanted to go, other than Princeton, but never quite made it. I was too interested in getting out into the world and ended up in college in Colorado. Thank goodness, though, because I love the west.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 633 Clark St

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +8474913741

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: northwestern.edu

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