Northwestern University is known for being an extremely selective school. Around 35,000 applications are received by Northwestern University every year. The overall acceptance rate tends to be around 11 percent which equates to about 3,740 students who passed the admission process of the school. But, when the year starts, only about 1,980 or 53% of the candidates who earned acceptance letter from Northwestern University decide to register. Based on the institution’s application data, 47% of the students were men while 52% were women, however, after receiving the acceptance letter, only 50 percent of the women enrolled at Northwestern University as compared to 49 percent of men who decided to enroll.

The undergraduate application fee imposes by Northwestern University is $75. To apply at Northwestern University, you will need to send these documents: ACT/SAT scores, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations, Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school record. It is suggested that students applying have Secondary school rank. Prospective students are asked to submit their ACT or SAT scores to Northwestern University when applying. Often, an ACT score of 32 - 34 or a 1,450 - 1,550 SAT score is the range that students have greater chances to be accepted. This school also allows submissions of Advanced Placement (AP) credits, and Dual credit.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2016 Admissions Cycle
Applications
35,100
Male 16,790
Female 18,310

 

Acceptance
3,743
Male 1,815
Female 1,928

 

Enrollment Total
1,985
Male 973
Female 1,012


Acceptance Rate
10.7%
Male
10.8%
Female
10.5%

 

Yield
53%
Male
53.6%
Female
52.5%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$75


Graduate

$95



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Dual credit

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Recommendations
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language


    Recommended

    Secondary school rank