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Northwestern University

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Rating

Private

Type

25,614

Students

$56,232

Tuition

9%

Acceptance

#18

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Evanston, IL

633 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60208

Northwestern University is a very large private university located in Evanston, IL ranked 18th in the United States. It has a total of 9,906 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting a tad less than 1 out of every 10 applicants. Northwestern University offers 406 different majors and is best known for its Manufacturing Engineering, Journalism, and Drama programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,232 per year, Northwestern University is exceptionally expensive. 76.5% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to make around $69,000 per year, which is 66% over the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$56,691/Year
Above Average

Northwestern University

$56,691

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$78,654/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$34,451/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

9%Acceptance
Very Selective

Northwestern University

9%

National

69%
Sat

1440 - 1550

64% of students submit

Admissions Yield

55%

ACT

31 - 35

53% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$75

Students

9,906Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

1,929

Part-Time

0
Male

48%

In-state

83%

Female

52%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

3%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
15% Business/Commerce, General5% Econometrics and Quantitative Economics5% Business Administration and Management, General75% Others

15% Business/Commerce, General

5% Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

5% Business Administration and Management, General

75% Others

Business/Commerce, General

15%

1167 Graduates

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

5%

419 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

5%

403 Graduates

Management Science

4%

323 Graduates

Journalism

4%

317 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

3%

202 Graduates

Programs for Foreign Lawyers

2%

188 Graduates

Psychology, General

2%

171 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors6:16:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

6

Number of Library Books

2,577,346

Academic Spend per Student

$41,227

Full-time Retention Rate

98%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$58,900/Year

Northwestern University

$58,900

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$58,900

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$69,000

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

76%