Northwestern University

633 Clark St, Evanston, IL
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Questions and Answers about Northwestern University

Katherine G.
4 months ago
What kind of housing is available for grad students?
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4 months ago
Can somebody participating in the Northwestern Academy program for CPS students, increase their odds for admission?
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5 months ago
What is Northwestern’s policy for switching majors?
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5 months ago
What are the current COVID protocols at Northwestern?
Rachel D.
5 months ago
If a student is awarded a Grant or Scholarship does this get put towards their tuition automatically?
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5 months ago
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Majors offered at Northwestern University

Biggest majors
Economics
Journalism
Psychology, General

Academics at Northwestern University

1430-1550
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
33-35
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Selectivity
Most Selective (8% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Northwestern University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Northwestern University Students22%21%36%25%3%1%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%38%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Northwestern University Students
24%
73%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Northwestern University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Data Scientist124k
Executive Director100k
Data Scientist99k
Software Engineer97k
Marketing Manager79k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)70k
Data Analyst60k
Based on 22,554 student responses
64.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
120.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
46%in High-Meaning careers
20%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Northwestern University

Northwestern University financial aid

Grants per year
Loans per year

Student reviews of Northwestern University

by Bold.org students

4

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2

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Close to activities in a city
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Safe campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really enjoy the flexibility in being able to explore my many interests - this is one of the benefits of the quarter system. I also think that Northwestern students are very similar in that they are all very driven, however, we differ in our personalities and passions which I appreciate.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The quarter system does move very fast and sometimes you have less downtime than you would at a semester school.

Maya Davis
Beekeeping
Water Polo
Key Club

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked the wealth of opportunities and the expertise of the professors.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Very high cost of tuition.

Brach Shubin
Alpine Skiing
Real Estate
Surfing
Karate + 4 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the sense of community and campus feel. We have access to the great city of Chicago but are far away enough to not feel overwhelmed by city life. The midwestern culture is so great as well.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

You should be aware of the weather. Coming from California, I didn't understand the implications of being in a state with actual seasonal changes and it is something I wish I had prepared for more.

Max Chuang
Advocacy And Activism
Speech and Debate
Advertising
Chess + 5 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like Northwestern’s inclusivity and teachers.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don’t like how the dining halls work. You are only allowed to eat inside, which makes it hard when you are sick.

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