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University of ChicagoChicago, IL
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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, Post-MS Certificate, 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$62,241Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$60,768
expensive$63,936Graduate Tuitioncheaper$56,567
Less$41,552Average Financial Aid AmountMore$46,822
Admission
Higher1,545 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Tighter6%Acceptance RateEasier7%
Favorable83%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower63%
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
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller17,834Total EnrollmentLarger22,603
Smaller7,056Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,559
Smaller10,778Graduate Student PopulationLarger14,044
-Online Student Population329
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower95%
Higher100%Retention RateLower97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,532)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,977)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,526)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty5 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty6 to 1
2,867Number of faculties2,665
Higher$167,140Average Faculty SalaryLower$157,615
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.