Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Evanston , United States
  • 9
    Acceptance Rate
  • 269
    Available Programs
  • 21328
  • 56232
    Average Cost
  • 99
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

Entry requirements

To apply as a First-year student, you need to submit: 

  • Application 
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75 or application fee waiver
  • Midyear transcript

Scholarship & funding

The University awarded $190 million to undergraduate students in 2018-19, and approximately half of undergraduates received a Northwestern University Scholarship. Students who apply for aid will automatically be considered for all forms of aid listed below. Program and eligibility requirements are subject to revision based on federal, state and university changes to regulations and policies. Financial aid from the university is limited to four years of enrollment for an entering first-year student and three years of enrollment for an entering transfer student. 


Student life

Discover organizations, special interest groups and graduate student associations serving students on the Chicago and Evanston campuses