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Northwestern University is a Private not-for-profit school located in Evanston, IL. Northwestern University has a total enrollment of 21,655 with a graduation rate of 93% and a student/faculty ratio of 7:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The Northwestern University SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend Northwestern University.

School information

CategoryValue
School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$30,552
Avg. price for students living on campus$70,496
Avg. price for students living off campus$70,496

 

CategoryValue
Total applicants32,122
Total admissions4,190
Admission rate13%
Application fee$75
Average staff salary$139,806

25th percentile score

CategoryScore
SAT math710
SAT reading690
SAT writing680
ACT composite31

75th percentile score

CategoryScore
SAT math800
SAT reading760
SAT writing770
ACT composite34

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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