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Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL
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Rice UniversityHouston, TX
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$58,701Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$51,107
expensive$56,567Graduate Tuitioncheaper$47,913
More$46,822Average Financial Aid AmountLess$43,615
Admission
Lower1,490 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,515 SAT
35 ACT
Tighter9%Acceptance RateEasier11%
Favorable55%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower41%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Larger22,603Total EnrollmentSmaller7,643
Larger8,559Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller4,076
Larger14,044Graduate Student PopulationSmaller3,567
Smaller329Online Student PopulationLarger418
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower94%
97%Retention Rate97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,977)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,309)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,526)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,400)
Faculties
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
2,665Number of faculties847
Higher$157,615Average Faculty SalaryLower$147,399
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.