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Northwestern University

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Acceptance Rate 9 %
SAT Average 1,490
Tuition & Fees $58,701
Student Population 22,603
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $46,822

Academic Overview

Northwestern University Campus, Evanston, IL
Northwestern University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Evanston, Illinois. 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 2021 tuition & fees are $58,701 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 22,603 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 9% and the graduation rate is 95% last year.
The salary after graduation from Northwestern University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $93,400. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Northwestern University are $58,701. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $56,567 on average.
Northwestern University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate$58,701
Graduate$56,567
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Northwestern. The acceptance rate of Northwestern is 9% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 55%. The average graduation rate is 95% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $46,822 and 59% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 22,603 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Northwestern University is 9 %.
Acceptance Rate
9%
Graduation Rate for Northwestern University is 95 %
Graduation Rate
95%
Retention Rate for Northwestern University is 97 %
Retention Rate
97%
Student Population for Northwestern University is 22,603
Student Population
22,603
Student to Faculty Ratio for Northwestern University is 6 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $46,822 at Northwestern University.
Financial Aid Amount
$46,822

Offered Degrees

Northwestern offers 406 major programs through online and on-site education where 4 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
One but less than two years certificate240
Bachelor's Degree1150
Post Bachelor's Degree190
Master's Degree1474
Post Master's Degree190
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
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
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