Northwestern University

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Northwestern University

633 Clark St

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 21,655
Number of Men 11,432
Number of Women 10,223
Percentage Women53%
Percentage Men47 %
Full-time Students 17185
Part-time Students 4470
Number of Applicants Not Reported
Number of Admitted Not Reported
Full-time Retention Rate (2015) 97%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 7 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $48,624
Books and Supplies $1,620
On Campus Room and Board $14,936
In-state Fees $423
Out of State Tuition $423
Application Fee $75
Estimated Total$66,101

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 53%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$32,860
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 12%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $5,885
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 14%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $4,071
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 30%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $5,882
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The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yes1 but Less Than 2 Yr Certificate
yesBachelor’s Degree
yesPostbaccalaurate Certificate
yesMaster’s Degree
yesPost-Master’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – research/scholarship
yesDoctor’s Degree – professional practice

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Management Science745
Marketing/Marketing Management, General518
Finance, General468
Economics, General432
Business Administration and Management, General387
Organizational Behavior Studies366
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other307
Programs for Foreign Lawyers207
Speech Communication and Rhetoric204
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies195
Psychology, General189
Political Science and Government, General181

Degrees Awarded by Level

Master's Degree5206
Bachelor's Degree2875
Doctor's Degree - research/scholarship (new degree classification)438
Award of at least 1 but Less Than 2 Yr Certificate303
Doctor's Dgree - professional practice (new degree classification)257
Postbaccalaureate certificate109
Post-master's certificate53

Additional Services

yesWeekend/evening college
yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students
yesPlacement services for completers

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for football - Big Ten Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Big Ten Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Big Ten Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Big Ten Conference

Institution’s internet website address
School Setting City: Small: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population less than 100,000.
Geographic RegionGreat Lakes IL IN MI OH WI
PresidentMorton O. Schapiro
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is NOT part of a system or corporate entity
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPrivate not-for-profit institution - A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk. These include both independent nonprofit schools and those affiliated with a religious organization.
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Quarter A calendar system in which the academic year consists of 3 sessions called quarters of about 12 weeks each. The range may be from 10 to 15 weeks. There may be an additional quarter in the summer
Admission test scores
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.