Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)


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Northwestern University is ranked 22 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 59 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 50%
Applicants who took ACT 67%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+72%
600-69925%
600+97%

SAT Math Score

700+81%
600-69916%
600+97%

ACT Score

30-3675%
24-2924%
24+99%

Students applied32,122
Students admitted4,248
Admission rate13%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate82%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,424
Fees$431
Room and board$15,489
Estimated book expense$1,620
Total cost$67,964

Cost after need-based aid$27,756
Cost after non-need-based aid$65,059

Average debt at graduation$23,051

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$64,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$40,208
Average non-need-based aid$2,905

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment8,314

Full-Time

Men4,100
Women4,058

Part-Time

Men78
Women78

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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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