Northwestern University, founded in 1851, is a private, comprehensive university. It offers unusual flexibility combined with a wide choice of academic concentrations. Programs are offered through the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Education and Social Policy, Law, Music, and Speech; the Graduate School; the Kellogg Graduate School of Management; the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; the Medical School; and the Medill School of Journalism. In addition to over 70 established majors, students can choose or design nontraditional combinations. In addition, a broad range of field experiences, internships and programs combining work and study are part of the academic program of a large percentage of the students. Because Chicago is only 30 minutes away, students have the cultural advantage of the music, theatre, museums, sports and entertainment of a world-class city to enrich their undergraduate experience. Its 250-acre campus is located in Evanston, 12 miles north of Chicago.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
8,194
Undergraduates
3,942
Men - 48.1%
4,253
Women - 51.9%
13,878
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 39,263 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
730-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
Not reported
Tuition and Fees
$60,768
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$55,856
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,219
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Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,518
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
45%
10-19
33%
20-29
10%
30-39
4%
40-49
2%
50-99
4%
Over 100
2%
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Evanston Population
72,683
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
21.8%
Black/African-American
6.6%
Hispanic/Latino
14.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
46.2%
Unknown
3.9%
International Students
10.1% from 96 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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