Everything from finding the right online university to finding the right job!
Eduers
Hire Faster, Easier, And Cheaper – Use ZipRecruiter Now! Post A Job For 30mm Job Seekers - Just One ClickMonsterPost Your FREE Resume Today to attract top employers!

Quick Degree Finder

Northwestern University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1851
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 8,153
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $2,388,257,000
Admissions Address

633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208

Website

http://www.northwestern.edu

Admissions E-mail

ug-admission@northwestern.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Keith Todd
Admissions office telephone: (847) 491-7271
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: April 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $65
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ugadm.northwestern.edu  
Tuition deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A 1
Total academic units N/A 16


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 30%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 44%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 29%
Total applicants: 18,385
Total acceptances: 5,434
Total freshman enrollment: 2,062
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 25%
Male applicants: 8,294
Male acceptances: 2,597
Male freshman enrollment: 973
 
Female applicants: 10,091
Female acceptances: 2,837
Female freshman enrollment: 1,089
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 77%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,572
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 915
Students enrolled from waiting list: 220


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 83%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 97%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 49%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 82%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 650 - 740
Math: 670 - 760
Combined: 1320 - 1500


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 50.0% 63.0%
600-699 41.0% 32.0%
500-599 8.0% 5.0%
400-499 1.0% 0.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 51%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 29 - 34
Math: 28 - 34
Composite: 29 - 33


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 71.0% 74.0% 67.0%
24-29 25.0% 23.0% 29.0%
18-23 4.0% 3.0% 3.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 1.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



Test Preparation Schools & Programs (by State) Letter & Writing Career & Training

Link to us | Contact us | Home | Privacy Policy Copyright 2009 The Eduers.com. All Rights Reserved