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Northwestern University

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A+

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 US. It has a total of 9,906 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 9.05% of 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 moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate roughly $69,000 per year, which is 66% above the national median.
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Cost

$56,691
Above Average

Northwestern University

$56,691

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$78,654

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

Pay with Financial Aid

$34,451

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

100%

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

Speech Communication and Rhetoric

2%

170 Graduates

Academics

A+
Professors
StudentsProfessors6:16:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

6

Number of Library Books

2,577,346

Academic Spend per Student

$41,227

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

Full-time Retention Rate

98%

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%