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Diversity

  • 71% of the students are from outside of the state of Illinois. 
  • 6% of the students are from outside of the US.

 

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Northwestern University


Overview

  • Northwestern is a private research university located in Evanston, Illinois, which is a half hour drive from Chicago. Map.
  • Northwestern enrolls approximately 8,000 undergraduate students.
  • Northwestern replaces student loans with grants for students with greatest need. Learn more
  • Visit Northwestern's website at www.northwestern.edu.
  • See the class profile for the class of 2014.
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  • Connect with Northwestern student blogs

Socio-economic Diversity

  • 36% of students who applied for financial aid at Northwestern have family incomes below $60,000.
  • 16% of students at Northwestern receive Federal Pell Grants, which typically go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.

 

    Racial Diversity
    African American 5%
    Asian American 18%
    Caucasian 56%
    Hispanic 8%
    Native American <1%
    International 6%
    Not reported 2%

     

    Gender Ratio
    Female 51%
    Male 49%

     

 

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School Profile

Campus Setting

  • Suburban 
  • Town population: 74,500


Size

  • 8,600 undergraduates 
  • 11,839 graduate students
  • 2,037 freshmen


Admissions

  • 12.8% of applicants admitted 
  • 94% in top 10% of HS class 
  • SAT CR middle 50%: 680-760 
  • SAT M middle 50%: 680-780 
  • SAT W middle 50%: 680-760 
  • ACT middle 50%: 31-34