Northwestern University Evanston , IL 4.64 , 217

About Northwestern University

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4 yr
Private not-for-profit
institution tuition
Tuition Range
Over $35K
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Why Consider Northwestern University?

Northwestern University is a Four or more years, Private not-for-profit, located in a Evanston setting in Evanston,IL They offer the following awards: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Post-master's Certificate, Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice, Doctor's Degree - Research/Scholarship

General Information

  • Special Learning Opportunities: Grad Distance

  • Credit Accepted: Dual credit, Advanced placement(AP) credits

  • Carnegie Classification: Research Universities (very high research activity)

  • Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Faculty And Graduate Assistants By Primary FunctionFull-TimePart-Time
Total Faculty 8903 644
 Instructional 0 0
 Research and public service 0 -
Total Graduate Assistants - -
 Instructional 1422 -
 Research 504 -

Student Services

  • ROTC Services

  • Study Abroad Services

  • Weekend Evening College Services

  • Academic Career Counseling Services

  • Employment Services for Students

  • Placement Services Completers

  • Library Services

Services and Programs for Service Members and Veterans

  • Yellow Ribblon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 Gl Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)

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Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation

Northwestern University has a total graduate enrollment of 12,816
Graduate attendance rate of 30% part-time and 70% full-time
For the years 2016-2017 Northwestern University awarded: 2275 bachelor's degree, 3803 master's degree, 56 post-master's certificate, 545 doctor's degree - professional practice, 438 doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Financial Aid


Receiving Pell Grants


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Receiving Student Loans

Student Reviews
  • It was very overwhelming first. It feels weird when you are no longer at the top of the class like high school because almost everybody here was top of the class. If you start comparing yourself to others around you then it can get pretty daunting, but instead if you focus more about you and what you want to accomplish the opportunities are open to you.
  • Northwestern has the best of both worlds. You get an Ivy League level education with the feel of a state university. There's something for everyone on campus and the smaller class size makes you feel more at home. Whatever you're planning to study, Northwestern is a great school.
  • Overall, I love my school and think it's the best fit for me. I was a bit intimidated by its academic reputation, but my professors are great. The student population is very wealthy and not very diverse, but I have found a variety of resources for low-income/first generation college students.

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