Northwestern Overview


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Located in Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 32,122 prospective students applied, and 4,190 were granted admission. Of those admitted 2,018 enrolled in the school. 17,185 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,470 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $48,624 plus fees of $423.

Northwestern is ranked 12 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Northwestern University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Northwestern University is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

4 Years

86% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

92% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

94% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147767 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern University.

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