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Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT
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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), Doctorate (Other)Offered Degree1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$59,950Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$60,768
cheaper$45,700Graduate Tuitionexpensive$56,567
More$58,244Average Financial Aid AmountLess$46,822
Admission
Higher1,530 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Tighter5.31%Acceptance RateEasier6.97%
Favorable71.18%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower62.81%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
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
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller12,060Total EnrollmentLarger22,603
Smaller4,703Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,559
Smaller7,357Graduate Student PopulationLarger14,044
Larger7,766Online Student PopulationSmaller329
Completion & Outcomes
Higher97%Graduate RateLower95%
Lower65%Retention RateHigher97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,576)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,977)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,000)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,526)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty4 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty6 to 1
3,460Number of faculties2,665
Higher$180,907Average Faculty SalaryLower$163,111
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.