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

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 9.31% and the yield is 52.03%. 18,990 men and 20,273 women applied to Northwestern University and 1,670 men and 1,984 women students were accepted. Among them, 867 men and 1,034 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants39,26318,99020,273
Admitted3,6541,6701,984
Enrolled1,9018671,034
Acceptance Rate 9.31%8.79%9.79%
Yield 52.03%51.92%52.12%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 1,108 students (58% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,053 students (55%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 760 and the 25th percentile is 700. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 730 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 33 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700760
SAT Math730790
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3135
ACT English3436
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Northwestern University are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,466, ACT: 97 - 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), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, 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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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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