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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)


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Northwestern University is ranked 15 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 45 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 65%
Applicants who took ACT 55%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+72%
600-69923%
600+95%

SAT Math Score

700+78%
600-69918%
600+96%

ACT Score

30-3685%
24-2914%
24+99%

Students applied33,673
Students admitted4,415
Admission rate13%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,624
Fees$423
Room and board$14,936
Estimated book expense$1,620
Total cost$65,603

Cost after need-based aid$27,929
Cost after non-need-based aid$63,123

Average debt at graduation$19,864

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$64,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$37,674
Average non-need-based aid$2,480

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment8,405

Full-Time

Men4,095
Women4,183

Part-Time

Men63
Women64

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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