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Brown UniversityProvidence, RI
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Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered Degree1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$62,304Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$60,768
expensive$62,083Graduate Tuitioncheaper$56,567
More$47,590Average Financial Aid AmountLess$46,822
Admission
Lower1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Tighter5.51%Acceptance RateEasier6.97%
Favorable66.39%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower62.81%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller9,948Total EnrollmentLarger22,603
Smaller6,792Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,559
Smaller3,156Graduate Student PopulationLarger14,044
Larger5,520Online Student PopulationSmaller329
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower95%
Lower92%Retention RateHigher97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,092)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,977)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,550)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,526)
Faculties
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
995Number of faculties2,665
Lower$146,687Average Faculty SalaryHigher$163,111
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.