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 Northwestern University

Northwestern University - Evanston, IL

633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208

General information:(847)491-3741
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:20,959(9,466 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:7 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Navy)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $38,463 $40,223 $41,983 -4%
Out-of-state $38,463 $40,223 $41,983 -4%
Books and supplies $1,685 $1,737 $1,797 -3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,703 $12,240 $12,780 -4%
Other $2,132 $2,206 $2,269 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $53,983 $56,406 $58,829 -3%
Off Campus $40,148 $41,960 $43,780 -5%
Off Campus with Family $40,148 $41,960 $43,780 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $53,983 $56,406 $58,829 -3%
Off Campus $40,148 $41,960 $43,780 -5%
Off Campus with Family $40,148 $41,960 $43,780 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $41,592
In-state fees $391
Out-of-state tuition $41,592
Out-of-state fees $391
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $41,592
In-state fee $312
Out-of-state tuition $41,592
Out-of-state fees $312
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,428 67% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,193 56% $34,946,085 $29,293
Federal grants 309 15% $2,199,638 $7,119
Pell grants 309 15% $1,269,604 $4,109
Other federal grants 304 14% $930,034 $3,059
State/local government grant or scholarships 153 7% $653,238 $4,270
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,183 56% $32,093,209 $27,129
Student loan aid 825 39% $4,322,044 $5,239
Federal student loans 822 39% $3,718,357 $4,524
Other student loans 36 2% $603,687 $16,769
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,011 53% $131,073,125 $26,157
Pell grants 1,247 13% $4,782,719 $3,835
Federal student loans 3,278 34% $19,212,967 $5,861

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 20,959
Undergraduate enrollment 9,466
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 71
Graduate enrollment 11,493
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$65

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$75

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 27,528 12,822 14,706
Percent admitted 23% 24% 23%
Percent admitted who enrolled 24% 8% 8%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1421 67%
ACT 1351 64%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 680 750
SAT Math 700 780
SAT Writing 680 770
ACT Composite 31 33
ACT English 32 35
ACT Math 30 35
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 88 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
Baseball 28-
Basketball 1314
Fencing -28
Field Hockey -22
Football 107-
Golf 89
Lacrosse -34
Soccer 2529
Softball -20
Swimming and Diving 2428
Tennis 99
Track and Field, X-Country -26
Volleyball -14
Wrestling 21-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1926 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1913 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

03/01/1972 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/10/2000 Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

01/31/2006 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1923 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

02/28/1928 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

05/16/1986 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

03/03/1988 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

02/11/1970 - 04/01/2002Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

04/01/2002 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

02/11/1970 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

01/01/1974 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1928 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1989 - 03/13/2007Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations210 0
Liquor law violations2102
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 1700
Liquor law violations 300
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 533
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 003
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 473346
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 423
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 121212
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.8%
Number in default48
Number in repayment2,596

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00173900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice Postbaccalaureate certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies4------
African-American/Black Studies300----
American/United States Studies/Civilization2------
Area Studies, Other2------
Asian Studies/Civilization0------
European Studies/Civilization1------
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies1------
Women's Studies10------
Category total3031----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--0----
Bioinformatics-0-----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1800----
Biostatistics-0-----
Biotechnology-0-----
Botany/Plant Biology, Other-00----
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-00----
Developmental Biology and Embryology-0-----
Ecology0------
Neurobiology and Anatomy-0-----
Neuroscience0-0----
Category total1394279----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping---0---
Accounting and Related Services, Other-00----
Business Administration and Management, General-0--33--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-21-0---
Business/Commerce, General-16-0---
Business/Managerial Economics-84036---
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce-13-----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-43-----
Finance, General-246050---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-2-----
International Business/Trade/Commerce-82-----
Labor and Industrial Relations-0-----
Management Information Systems, General-0-----
Management Science-386-----
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-61-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-5620----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-0-----
Operations Management and Supervision-29-----
Organizational Behavior Studies02700-0--
Real Estate-19-----
Transportation/Mobility Management-0-----
Category total163250188633--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other00-2---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-0-65---
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-00----
Journalism00-----
Radio and Television000----
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other8------
Speech Communication and Rhetoric000----
Category total360362767---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science000----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other---0---
Computer and Information Sciences, General0------
Information Science/Studies30-----
Category total246740---
Education Colleges
Education, General0------
Education, Other-00----
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities000----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0----
Music Teacher Education000----
Secondary Education and Teaching0------
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-0--1--
Category total131281-1--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering000----
Chemical Engineering000----
Civil Engineering, General000----
Computer Engineering, General0------
Electrical and Electronics Engineering000----
Engineering Mechanics-00----
Engineering Science0------
Engineering, General0------
Engineering, Other00-----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering0------
Industrial Engineering000----
Manufacturing Engineering00-----
Materials Engineering000----
Mechanical Engineering000----
Category total32416890----
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other-0-----
Engineering/Industrial Management-0-----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-0-----
Category total-130-----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing00----2
English Language and Literature, General2400----
Writing, General---0---
Category total992940--2
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other-00----
Category total-47----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General000----
Comparative Literature200----
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other2------
French Language and Literature400----
German Language and Literature500----
Italian Language and Literature1------
Linguistics000----
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General100----
Spanish Language and Literature20------
Category total98811----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist-0---0-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-----0-
Bioethics/Medical Ethics-0-----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General000----
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-00----
Genetic Counseling/Counselor-0-----
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-0--4--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-0-----
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-0-----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-38-----
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other---15---
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-0-----
Medical Informatics-0-----
Medical Scientist-00----
Medicine-----0-
Orthotist/Prosthetist----62--
Physical Therapy/Therapist-0---0-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies0------
Public Health, General-0-----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-00----
Category total3727321566258-
History Colleges
History, General3200----
Category total1001712----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General--0----
Law-----0-
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-0-----
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-0-----
Legal Studies, General300-----
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-0-----
Tax Law/Taxation-0-----
Category total302260--287-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies0------
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies20-0--18
Category total38-0--18
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General000----
Mathematics, General3400----
Statistics, General400----
Category total1011610----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences0------
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies--0----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0------
Science, Technology and Society8------
Systems Science and Theory--0----
Category total30-1----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0------
Environmental Studies0------
Category total11------
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-0-----
Category total-52-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies1------
Philosophy800----
Religion/Religious Studies700----
Category total4526----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other-00----
Chemistry, General100----
Geology/Earth Science, General100----
Materials Science0------
Physics, General9------
Category total412253----
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-00----
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics4------
Community Psychology0------
Counseling Psychology-00----
Psychology, General5400----
Psychology, Other0------
Category total2405010----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy00-----
Public Administration-0-----
Public Policy Analysis, General00-----
Category total6674-----
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other-0-----
Category total-5-----
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology600----
Anthropology, Other--0----
Economics, General11000----
Geography4------
International Relations and Affairs95------
Political Science and Government, General4600----
Social Sciences, Other400-----
Sociology300----
Urban Studies/Affairs7------
Category total7315241----
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Religious/Sacred Music-00----
Category total-00----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation300----
Art/Art Studies, General30-----
Conducting-00----
Dance, General1------
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General000----
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other0--30---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-00----
Jazz/Jazz Studies10-----
Keyboard Instruments000-0--
Music Performance, General100-0--
Music Theory and Composition000----
Music, General600----
Music, Other00-----
Musicology and Ethnomusicology000----
Playwriting and Screenwriting-0-----
Stringed Instruments000-2--
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism0------
Visual and Performing Arts, General0------
Voice and Opera100-1--
Category total2258125303--
Grand total63218720198103020