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Northwestern University Stats, Info and Facts

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21,208 Students

9% Admitted

  • 22,008 full time
  • 3,823 part time
  • 8,859 men full time
  • 8,526 women full time
  • 35,100 applied
  • 3,743 admitted
  • 1,985 enrolled

8,700 Undergraduates

$52,239 Tuition/Year

  • 10,946 Graduates
  • 588 Non-Degree
  • $52,239 in state
  • $439 fees
  • $16,626 room & board
  • $1,605 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Mascot: Wildcats
School Colors: Purple and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Claudia from Park Ridge, NJ
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  • Northwestern is very good at challenging its students with a variety of academic courses and sequences. The faculty are very attentive to students' needs, and it is easy to meet…

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  • Alexander from Simsbury, CT
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  • Northwestern is great academically and all of the professors I have had here have been engaged and interested in teaching. The social life on North campus is heavily frat-centered, despite…

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  • Melissa from Florida
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  • Northwestern University is a top-tier university and is sometimes considered the ivy of the Midwest. It has a beautiful, lakeside campus and is just a train ride away from Chicago,…

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  • Aurora from Madison, WI
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  • Northwestern is an extraordinary university with incredible opportunities across many fields. Northwestern's location is excellent, with Chicago just an L ride away, and all of the culture and metropolis close, but…

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Mission Statement

Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

Northwestern University
  • Located in Evanston, IL
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 21,208 students enrolled
  • 9% admitted
  • $52,239 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Alex from Phoenix, AZ
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Awesome campus & so close to downtown Chicago - just not sure about the winters.

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  • 4
  • B from RVA
  • I am a current student here

    The four stars are only because I didn't find my way until spring quarter. Before I became an RTVF major, I wasn't sure which classes would interest me and ended up taking a few that were wastes of time. However, this could happen at any college and reflects more on my experience than at the school. The people I have met are so interesting--one of my friends, G., is totally the next Perez Hilton (with more class), and another, A., is a brilliant engineer who is getting a business certificate for fun. As for me, I think film is pretty interesting as far as majors go. Who else gets to say I have a three hour lab, then spend those three hours on lighting and improv?

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  • 5
  • Erin from Novi, MI
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Northwestern is beautiful and is next to one of the greatest cities in the world. The people are so friendly and enthusiastic and it's going to be a truly wonderful college experience.

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