Northwestern University

Acceptance Ratio 10.66%
Yield(Enrollment Ratio) 53.03%
Applicants 35,100
Admitted 3,743
Enrolled 1,985

Applying To Northwestern University

The acceptance ratio is 10.66% last year at Northwestern University where total 35,100 students applied and 3,743 were accepted. Next table presents general admission information for applying to Northwestern University.

Open Admission Policy

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

Northwestern University accepts . Next table describes credits that Northwestern University accepts.

Calendar SystemUn-Known
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits

Average SAT/ACT Scores

746 applicants (38% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,405 applicants (71%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,560 and 25th percentile score is 1,400. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 102 and 25th percentile score is 96. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Northwestern University.

25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading690760
SAT Math710800
SAT Writing
ACT Composite3234
ACT Math3234
ACT English3234
ACT Writing
[chart]SAT Scores at Northwestern University
[chart]ACT Scores at Northwestern University

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For year 2016-2017, total 35,100 students (16,790 men and 18,310 women) applied to Northwestern University and 3,743 (1,815 men and 1,928 women) students were accepted. Among them, 973 men and 1,012 women were enrolled into the school. Following table shows the Northwestern University Admission Statistics including admission ad enrolment rates. The admit rate is 10.66% and enrollment rate is 53.03%.

Acceptance Ratio 10.66% 10.81% 10.53%
Enrollment Ratio 53.03% 53.61% 52.49%
[chart]Northwestern University Acceptance Ratio

Application Requirements

Northwestern University requires 6 articles and recommends 1 articles to their applicants. Next table summarizes the application requirements at Northwestern University

High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2016-2017.