Northwestern University Admissions

The application fee is $75 for applying undergraduate school and $95 for graduate school at Northwestern University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$95
Admission Informationwww.northwestern.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.northwestern.edu/admissions/
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered2 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 9.05% and yield is 54.61%. 19,516 men and 21,069 women applied to Northwestern University and 1,796 men and 1,877 women students were accepted. Among them, 992 men and 1,014 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants40,58519,51621,069
Admitted3,6731,7961,877
Enrolled2,0069921,014
Acceptance Ratio 9.05%9.20%8.91%
Yield 54.61%55.23%54.02%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 1,284 students (64% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,070 students (53%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 760 and 25th percentile is 700. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 740 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 106 (75th percentile) and 106 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700760
SAT Math740790
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3135
ACT English3436
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Northwestern University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,462, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

Northwestern University requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, Next table summarizes Northwestern University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Northwestern University online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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