Northwestern University

Women's WCLA Contact: Emma Evans
9 / 10
8,700 Undergrads / 22,008 Students
8 / 10
$26,099 Net Price
10 / 10
9% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
84% / 94%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Houston Texas Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
Where Grads Work
  • Accenture
  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • Google
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Microsoft
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Kellogg School of Management
  • The University of Chicago
  • Abbott
  • Intel Corporation
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • AT&T
What Grads Do
  • Media and Communication
  • Education
  • Research
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Services
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Arts and Design
  • Legal
  • Program and Project Management
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
690 - 760
720 - 790
1440 - 1560
32 - 34
32 - 34
32 - 34

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 690 - 770 for SAT; 8 - 10 for ACT

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 37,259 17,953 19,306
% Admitted 9% 9% 9%
% Admits That Enroll 55% 55% 56%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 4.11
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Communication & Journalism (21%)
    Social Sciences (18%)
    Engineering (17%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (7%)
    Psychology (7%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (6%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (5%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (3%)
    History (2%)
    Physical Sciences (2%)
    Business (2%)
    Health Professions (1%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (1%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (1%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
    Foreign Languages (1%)
    English Language & Literature (1%)
    Education (1%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (1%)
    Legal Professions
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$52,678
    Books & Supplies$1,660
    Cost of Living$16,047
    Personal Expenses$2,595
    Sticker Price$72,980

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    61% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship54%$44,247
    Federal Grants18%$6,685
    Pell Grants18%$4,469
    Other Federal17%$2,293
    State & Local Grants8%$4,688
    Institutional Grants54%$41,439
    Student Loans17%$7,024
    Federal Loans16%$5,131
    Other Loans2%$19,751

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $7.95 Billion $361,122

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $17,500.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $16,500 $186

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.1%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 2,152 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $69,000

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 3.91 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 84% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 10 9
    Fondling 2 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 3 2
    Burglary 26 9
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    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. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileMajority graduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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