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Acceptance Rate 8 %
SAT Average 1,490
Tuition & Fees $56,691
Student Population 22,127
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $41,435

Northwestern University Academic Overview

Northwestern University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Evanston, Illinois. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and total 22,127 students are enrolled into Northwestern University. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 8% and the graduation rate is 95% last year.

2020 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in academic year 2019-2020, Northwestern University tuition and fees are $56,691 for all students. For graduate school, its 2020 tuition and fees are $56,567 for all graduate students.

Northwestern University 2020 Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate$56,691
Graduate$56,567
[Chart] Northwestern University 2019-2020 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics at Northwestern University

Next chart illustrates the 2020 key academic stats at Northwestern University. The acceptance rate of Northwestern University is 8% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 56%. The average graduation rate is 95% and no students have transferred out from the school. Total 22,127 students are attending Northwestern University including both undergraduate and graduate students and the student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1. The average received amount of financial aid is $41,435 and 56 students received grants of scholarship aid (0.65% of total undergraduate students). Total 22,127 students are attending Northwestern University including both undergraduate and graduate students and the student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1.

[Chart] Northwestern University Academic Statistics
Acceptance Rate for Northwestern University is 8 %.
Graduation Rate for Northwestern University is 95 %
Retention Rate for Northwestern University is 97 %
Student Population for Northwestern University is 22,127
Student to Faculty Rate for Northwestern University is 6 %
The average received amount of financial aid is $41,435 at Northwestern University.

Offered Degrees

Northwestern University offers 387 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists the number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at Northwestern University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
One but less than two years certificate240
Bachelor's Degree1150
Post Bachelor's Degree30
Master's Degree1475
Post Master's Degree160
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship770
Doctor's degree - professional practice50

Special Learning Opportunities

Northwestern University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Special Learning Opportunities at Northwestern University
Online ClassGraduate
ROTCNAVY
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,977)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $6,526)

Veterans Benefits

Northwestern University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.

Veterans Benefits at Northwestern University
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Accepted Credits at Northwestern University

Northwestern University accepts following credits that their students have earned.

Accepted Credits at Northwestern University
Dual Credits
Credits for life experiences
Advanced Placement (AP) credits