Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
www.northwestern.edu 633 Clark St, Evanston, IL, 60208
A+ Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • A Athletics
  • A- Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • A- Party Scene

Northwestern University Admissions

Acceptance Rate 9.05%
Acceptance Deadline January 3
Students Receiving Financial Aid 64.27%

Northwestern University Cost

Net Price* $26,196
Average Total Aid Awarded $6,706
Students Receiving Financial Aid 64.27%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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Northwestern University Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 6:1

Northwestern University Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Journalism
  • Biology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Communications
  • Drama and Theatre Production
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Computer Science

Northwestern University Online

Offers Online Courses No

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Northwestern University Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 8,161
Part-Time Undergraduates 481

Northwestern University Advisors

Rishi Mahesh
Northwestern University
I love to strike a balance of being lighthearted and easygoing, while staying ambitious and critical. I specialize in essay writing and how to craft your admissions story.
Kevin Kim
Northwestern University
Hi everyone! My name's Kevin, and I plan on double majoring in political science and economics at Northwestern University. Even without super unique extracurriculars or experiences (finding the cure to cancer or starting a million dollar business at the age of two), I know that each applicant has the potential to present a unique story to the admission officers! As your advisor, I will work to help highlight the unique parts of your application in your essays. I'm excited to share the tips and tricks of the college process that I learned while applying for colleges and advising other students. I can't wait to help make these polar opposite terms (fun and the college process) seem like synonyms :)

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Andrew Wailes
Columbia University
Thank you for taking this next step in your future! I am an experienced educator and college advisor, having spent the past decade supporting high school students in New York, California, and Hong Kong. I believe in each and every student's ability to succeed. Everyone has something to offer. In working with students, I always make sure that feel heard, valued, and even celebrated. I look forward to supporting you as you embark on this exciting next step of your educational journey.

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Allison Park
Yale University
Hi! My name's Allison and I graduated from Yale University in 2021 with a degree in Political Science. I'm originally from the Washington D.C. area and now work as an audio producer at CNN based in New York City. During my senior year of high school, I traveled the country to audition for music schools and conservatories as a cello performance major. Ironically, Yale was the only non-music school I applied to. But throughout undergrad, I kept up music through the Yale Symphony Orchestra and Low Strung, a 12-person all-cello rock band. On campus, I was also an editor at the Yale Daily News where I helped launch their first audio and podcasting branch, and my college internship experience has spanned NBC News and MSNBC. Over the last five years, I've worked one-on-one with nearly 40 students ranging from 8th to 12th grade, and helped them reach their admissions goals to schools including Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Northwestern, to name a few. I'm passionate about storytelling and am committed to helping students craft their own personal narrative in a way that authentically reflects their passions and unique qualities. I'm excited to work together!

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Aya Waller-Bey
Georgetown University
I am a proud first-generation college student passionate about college admissions and higher education hailing from Detroit, MI. I have over six years of college admissions, advising, and college interview experience. Currently, I conduct research on college admissions as a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan--Ann Arbor!

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Josie Pearce
Dartmouth College
Josie graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2020. At Dartmouth, she majored in Government, minored in Spanish, and was an editor at the Dartmouth Law Journal. She works as a PR Assistant at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in their Boston office. Josie is pursuing a JD/MD joint degree and is attending Harvard for her pre-medical post-bacc. She is an admissions interviewer for Dartmouth College and has ample experience with the college interview process and essay writing.

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Ishaani Khatri
Brown University
Hi there! My name is Ishaani, and I'm a senior in Brown University's Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), where I study Computational Biology. Outside of class, I play in a jazz ensemble, write and edit for the [email protected] magazine, advise freshman at Brown, and research at the Center for Computational Molecular Biology. I've been working as a college advisor for 2+ years, and I look forward to supporting you all throughout the college admissions process!

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Brynlee Emery
Georgetown University
Hi there! I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University in 2019 with a double major in History and Government and a minor in English. I also just graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with two master's degrees in History and in Library and Information Sciences. Currently, I work in digital asset management for a startup in Salt Lake City. This is my fourth year as a college admissions advisor, and my former students have been accepted to Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, USC, UT-Austin, and many others. I am so excited to help you navigate through the process and get accepted to your dream school.

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Vignesh Namasivayam
Yale University
Hi there! I'm Vig Namasivayam, a 2020 grad of Yale. I strongly believe that every student has a path to a great school if they embrace who they are. For me, delving into my extracurriculars is what put me in a great position to succeed. For others, it's their academic or athletic passions. I'm really excited to help you navigate a tough and scary process and make it as stress-free as possible; I was a psychology major at school, which I loved because it has given me the tools to to dig into how other people think, which helps me help them. Beyond that, I really love entertainment, any kind. Since high school, I've been really involved in theater, culminating in my being the treasurer for the Yale Dramatic Association. I also was the Sports Director for our school's radio, getting the opportunity to travel and broadcast sports games. I was also the Treasurer for the Class of 2020. I would also be remiss to mention that I've definitely seen more TV shows than anyone I know.

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