Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: 44
Private Colleges Ranking: 17

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 35%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 77%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+72%
600-69924%
600+96%

SAT Math Score

700+79%
600-69919%
600+98%

ACT Score

30-3689%
24-2910%
24+99%

Students applied37,259
Students admitted3,442
Admission rate9%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate84%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$54,120
Fees$—
Room and board$16,626
Estimated book expense$1,605
Total cost$72,798

Cost after need-based aid$26,078
Cost after non-need-based aid$67,875

Average debt at graduation$19,718

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$69,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$46,720
Average non-need-based aid$4,923

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment8,278

Full-Time

Men4,025
Women4,092

Part-Time

Men86
Women75

Freshmen retained98%


# - 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.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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