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IPEDS ID: 147767
OPE ID: 00173900
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Northwestern University
633 Clark St, Evanston, Illinois 60208
General information:  (847) 491-3741
Website:  www.northwestern.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  21,592 (9,283 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Navy)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty3,039359
Instructional2,089321
Research and public service95038
Total graduate assistants-1,226
Instructional-674
Research-552
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$40,223$41,983$43,779$45,5274.0%
Books and supplies$1,737$1,797$1,842$1,8782.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,240$12,780$13,329$13,8624.0%
Other$2,206$2,269$1,890$1,9261.9%
Off Campus
Room and board--$13,329$13,8624.0%
Other--$1,890$1,9261.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other--$2,874$2,9101.3%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$56,406$58,829$60,840$63,1933.9%
Off Campus$41,960$43,780$60,840$63,1933.9%
Off Campus with Family$41,960$43,780$48,495$50,3153.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$45,120
Fees$440
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,28563%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,10554%$35,463,402$32,094
Federal grants28614%$1,674,666$5,855
Pell grants28614%$1,177,299$4,116
Other federal grants28114%$497,367$1,770
State/local government grant or scholarships1226%$564,353$4,626
Institutional grants or scholarships1,10154%$33,224,383$30,177
Student loan aid71835%$4,164,550$5,800
Federal student loans71335%$3,469,440$4,866
Other student loans462%$695,110$15,111
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,05954%$149,039,466$29,460
Pell grants1,32814%$5,220,388$3,931
Federal student loans3,24035%$19,231,242$5,936
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$27,113$28,868$28,601
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$15,174$15,633$15,841
$30,001 – $48,000$16,436$14,744$15,436
$48,001 – $75,000$18,236$20,565$17,920
$75,001 – $110,000$26,676$28,605$26,969
$110,001 and more$42,429$41,986$41,946
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment21,592
Undergraduate enrollment9,283
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment77
Graduate enrollment12,309
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 91%
Part-time: 9%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 17%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 25%
Out-of-state: 67%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 11%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants32,06015,27716,783
Percent admitted15%16%15%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%42%41%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,29864%
ACT1,22260%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading690760
SAT Math700790
SAT Writing690770
ACT Composite3134
ACT English3235
ACT Math3035
ACT Writing810
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 98%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 90 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 94%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 94%
8-year: 94%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 93%
Female: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 94%
Hispanic/Latino: 94%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 93%
Two or more races: 97%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 94%
Non-resident alien: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies0----
African-American/Black Studies310--
American/United States Studies/Civilization6----
Area Studies, Other0----
Asian Studies/Civilization0----
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other0----
European Studies/Civilization0----
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies0----
Women's Studies0----
Category total910--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--0--
Bioinformatics-0---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General126314--
Biostatistics-7---
Biotechnology-27---
Botany/Plant Biology, Other-80--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-243--
Developmental Biology and Embryology-0---
Ecology0----
Neurobiology and Anatomy-5---
Neuroscience0127--
Category total1265384--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other-443--
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping---0-
Business Administration and Management, General-387--32
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-99-0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-0---
Business/Commerce, General-1-0-
Business/Managerial Economics-11437-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce-0---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-279---
Finance, General-232637-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-6---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-35---
Labor and Industrial Relations-0---
Management Information Systems, General-0---
Management Science-156---
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-24---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-1092--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-0---
Operations Management and Supervision-1---
Organizational Behavior Studies21181-0
Real Estate-0---
Transportation/Mobility Management-0---
Category total211,402167432
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other20-12-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-112-101-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-25--
Journalism168145---
Radio and Television8401--
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other0----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric124839--
Category total37834215113-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other---0-
Computer and Information Sciences, General4----
Computer Science31267--
Information Science/Studies963---
Category total448970-
Education
Education, General0----
Education, Other-88--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities051--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-18---
Music Teacher Education6190--
Secondary Education and Teaching6----
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-42--0
Category total12929-0
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering623316--
Chemical Engineering43189--
Civil Engineering, General254210--
Computer Engineering, General971--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering182819--
Engineering Mechanics-04--
Engineering Science0----
Engineering, General0----
Engineering, Other035---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering11----
Industrial Engineering67914--
Manufacturing Engineering130---
Materials Engineering172029--
Mechanical Engineering542914--
Category total319221116--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other-28---
Engineering/Industrial Management-89---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-13---
Category total-130---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing518--1
English Language and Literature, General64129--
Writing, General---0-
Category total6930901
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other-38--
Category total-38--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General300--
Comparative Literature812--
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other5----
French Language and Literature411--
German Language and Literature300--
Italian Language and Literature3----
Linguistics532--
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other1----
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General332--
Spanish Language and Literature12----
Category total4787--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist-00--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--12--
Bioethics/Medical Ethics-5---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General33010--
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-00--
Genetic Counseling/Counselor-13---
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-6---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-10--0
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-9---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-1---
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other---21-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-22---
Medical Informatics-60---
Medical Scientist-220--
Medicine--160--
Orthotist/Prosthetist----115
Physical Therapy/Therapist-072--
Physician Assistant-25---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies0----
Public Health, General-22---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-270--
Category total3322225421115
History
History, General76116--
Category total76116--
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General--2--
Law--284--
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-11---
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-4---
Legal Studies, General04---
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-168---
Tax Law/Taxation-47---
Category total0234286--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies210-067
Category total210-067
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General5136--
Mathematics, General4708--
Statistics, General734--
Category total591618--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences12----
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies--0--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0----
Science, Technology and Society0----
Systems Science and Theory--1--
Category total12-1--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science22----
Environmental Studies0----
Category total22----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-50---
Category total-50---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0----
Philosophy2026--
Religion/Religious Studies742--
Category total2768--
Physical Sciences
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other-610--
Chemistry, General291246--
Geology/Earth Science, General572--
Materials Science3----
Physics, General12----
Category total492558--
Psychology
Clinical Psychology-66--
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics11----
Community Psychology0----
Counseling Psychology-230--
Psychology, General162209--
Psychology, Other31----
Category total2044915--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy3523---
Public Administration-107---
Public Policy Analysis, General510---
Category total86130---
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other-7---
Category total-7---
Social Sciences
Anthropology3127--
Anthropology, Other--0--
Economics, General24612180-
Geography0----
International Relations and Affairs0----
Political Science and Government, General116919--
Social Sciences, Other00-0-
Sociology17811--
Urban Studies/Affairs0----
Category total41031550-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music-00--
Category total-00--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation8146--
Art/Art Studies, General24---
Conducting-32--
Dance, General8----
Design and Visual Communications, General-6---
Directing and Theatrical Production-2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General971111--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other0--0-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-44--
Jazz/Jazz Studies33---
Keyboard Instruments422-0
Music Performance, General25203-1
Music Theory and Composition304--
Music, General1804--
Music, Other00---
Musical Theatre---35-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology010--
Playwriting and Screenwriting-10---
Stringed Instruments10171-0
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism0----
Visual and Performing Arts, General0----
Voice and Opera10150-0
Category total18811237351
Grand total2,1933,2741,009243216
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
Baseball29
Basketball1615
Fencing25
Field Hockey26
Football106
Golf811
Lacrosse37
Soccer2528
Softball21
Swimming and Diving2528
Tennis88
Track and Field, X-Country30
Volleyball13
Wrestling24
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels1/31/2006 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist2/28/1928 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/16/1986 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/3/1988 -  Resigned
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs11/16/1999 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs2/11/1970 - 4/1/2002Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs2/11/1970 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology4/1/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration1/1/1974 - 12/9/2012Resigned
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1928 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs9/1/1989 - 3/13/2007Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations002
Liquor law violations020
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations002
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible332
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery030
Aggravated assault001
Burglary334617
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible231
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary12120
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • Attended Advanced Clery training that focused on crime classification and counting. Obtained burglary review and classification materials which included additional Clery burglary offense evaluation and counting clarification information which was utilized for review of reported 2012 Chicago and Evanston campus theft and burglary incidents.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate1.3%1.8%1.8%
Number in default435548
Number in repayment3,1732,9222,596
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