How much does Northwestern University cost?

Northwestern University Cost of Attendance
In-state $54,568
Out-of-state $54,568
On-Campus Room and Board $16,626
Off-Campus Room and Board $14,936
Average Annual Cost $27,540
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $13,419
$30,000-$48,000 $7,429
$48,000-$75,000 $10,690
$75,000-$110,000 $17,142
Over $110,000 $40,304

Northwestern University Financial Aid and Debt

87%

Students paying down their debt

$19,378

Typical Total Student Debt

$200

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 66% $41,435
Federal Grants 19% $6,735
Pell grants 19% $4,462
Other federal grants 18% $2,264
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 7% $4,789
Institutional grants or scholarships 60% $42,714
Student loan aid 17% $6,994
Federal student loans 16% $5,734
Other student loans 2% $23,311

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Northwestern University Admissions

What is Northwestern University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 8%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 45% of applicants
SAT Reading 700-760
SAT Math 730-790
SAT Writing 680-770
ACT Submissions 65% of applicants
Composite Score 33-35

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Northwestern University Campus Life

7:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

28

Forbes Ranking

84%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

95%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 8700
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance
Women
51%
Men
49%

Student Diversity

73%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
46.82%
Unknown
17.98%
Asian
16.86%
Hispanic or Latino
12.32%
Black or African American
5.93%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.01%

Northwestern University Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

84%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$65,900

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Northwestern University

Address

633 Clark St
Evanston, IL

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Small City
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