|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||7%|
|Student to faculty ratio||7:1|
|Dormitory capacity||3,658 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Northwestern University is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 35,100 applications and only 3,743 students were granted admission. Northwestern University is at the #9 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 71% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 38% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1400 to 1560|
|ACT||32 to 34|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Northwestern University's tuition was $50,424 for all students regardless of residency (88.2% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 62% of Northwestern University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 15% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,345 (which is 1.3% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Northwestern University in 2016-2017, was 512, which is 25% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,753 (which is 19.4% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Northwestern University has enrolled a total of 21,823 students (17,475 students full-time and 4,348 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 21,823 students, 104 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 52% men and 48% women and 8,791 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 13,032 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 1,387 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 17%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Black/African American: 5%
Two or more races: 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Northwestern University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||58%||3,161||0|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||3%||186|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||2%||104|
|Legal Professions And Studies||2%||83|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||2%||83||0|
|Mathematics And Statistics||1%||80|
|Visual And Performing Arts||1%||73|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Northwestern University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Northwestern University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $57,300. Last year, out of the total 2,106 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,959 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,101 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,912 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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