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
Calendar SystemQuarter
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered2 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 8.47% and yield is 56.43%. 19,550 men and 20,875 women applied to Northwestern University and 1,657 men and 1,765 women students were accepted. Among them, 896 men and 1,035 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 8.47%8.48%8.46%
Yield 56.43%54.07%58.64%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 878 students (45% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,252 students (65%) 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 730 (25th). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700760
SAT Math730790
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math00
ACT English00

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 .
Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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