Admissions Information

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-Years Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 7.00% and the yield is 63.00%. 21,781 men and 25,855 women applied to Northwestern and 1,525 men and 1,810 women students were accepted. Among them, 976 men and 1,122 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants47,63621,78125,855
Admitted3,3351,5251,810
Enrolled2,1019761,122
Acceptance Rate 7.00%7.00%7.00%
Yield 63.00%64.00%61.99%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 906 students (43% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 805 students (39%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 770 and the 25th percentile is 720. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 750 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 34 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
SAT Math750800
ACT Composite3435
ACT Math3235
ACT English3536
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Northwestern University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,469, ACT: 98 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Northwestern University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Northwestern Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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