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Northwestern University
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  • 4 Year
  • EVANSTON, IL

Northwestern University Admissions

Admissions Overview

Northwestern admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 9%. Students that get into Northwestern have an average SAT score between 1440-1550 or an average ACT score of 33-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Northwestern is January 3.

Will You Get In?

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
9%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
No data available  
Total Applicants
40,585
SAT Range
1440-1550
SAT Reading
700-760
SAT Math
740-790
Students Submitting SAT
64%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
34-36
ACT Math
31-35
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
53%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 3
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
No data available  
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No data available  
Application Fee
$75
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
61%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant. 28 responses
Poll
68%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers. 28 responses

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