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Engineering at Northwestern University

We've gathered data and other essential information about the program, such as the ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more. We've also included details on how Northwestern U ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in engineering.

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Engineering Degrees Available at Northwestern U

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree in Engineering

Northwestern U Engineering Rankings

Northwestern U was ranked #40 on College Factual's most recent list of the best schools for engineering majors. This puts the bachelor's program at the school solidly in the top 15% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #3 in Illinois.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Engineering Colleges for Veterans 82

Popularity of Engineering at Northwestern U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Northwestern University handed out 344 bachelor's degrees in engineering. Due to this, the school was ranked #100 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 15% over the previous year when 405 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 405 students received their master’s degree in engineering from Northwestern U. This makes it the #35 most popular school for engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 118 students received their doctoral degrees in engineering in 2018, making the school the #25 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Northwestern U Engineering Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the engineering majors at Northwestern University.

Northwestern U Engineering Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 62% of engineering bachelor's degrees went to men and 38% went to women.

Northwestern U Gender Breakdown of Engineering Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's in engineering.

Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Majors at Northwestern University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 85
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 39
White 158
Non-Resident Aliens 34
Other Races 16

Northwestern U Engineering Master’s Program

Of the 405 students who earned a master's degree in Engineering from Northwestern U in 2017-2018, 69% were men and 31% were women.

Northwestern U Gender Breakdown of Engineering Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Northwestern University with a master's in engineering.

Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Majors at Northwestern University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 36
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 109
Non-Resident Aliens 218
Other Races 14

Areas of Concentration for Engineering

Engineering students may decide to concentrate in one of the following focus areas. Individual focus areas may not be available for all degree levels.

Concentration Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 143
Industrial Engineering 111
Biomedical Engineering 103
Other Engineering 100
Chemical Engineering 89
Civil Engineering 74
Electrical Engineering 69
Materials Engineering 66
Computer Engineering 63
Manufacturing Engineering 19
Engineering Physics 12
Environmental Engineering 6
Engineering Mechanics 6
General Engineering 6

Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 354
Computer & Information Sciences 292
Mathematics & Statistics 227
Engineering Technologies 151
Physical Sciences 115

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