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Northwestern University Acceptance Rates & Admissions Statistics

What Does Northwestern University Incoming Class Look Like?

By analyzing the admissions figures of recent freshman cohorts, get a better grasp of your likelihood of gaining admission to Northwestern University.

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Understanding Admissions Statistics

Northwestern University Admission Statistics can help you to understand the likelihood of being accepted. Compare your SAT and ACT scores to previously accepted students. If your scores are lower than average, that may mean you should try to retake the exam or look at schools that better fit your scores. A college’s acceptance rates and selectivity are a good way to judge how difficult it is to be admitted.

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Selectivity (Fall 2021): Are You the Right Type of Student For This College?

Open Admissions No
Selectivity of College More Selective
Acceptance Rate 7%

Acceptance and Enrollment Stats (Fall 2021)

Applicant Total 47,636
Accepted 3,321
Enrolled 2,086

Boys vs. Girls: Who’s Applying More?

Applicants: Men - Women  46 to 54
Accepted: Men - Women  44 to 56
Enrolled: Men - Women  44 to 56

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to Northwestern submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 770. Math scores were between 750 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northwestern University  ( 720 to 770 )
SAT Math Scores for Northwestern University  ( 750 to 800 )

Northwestern received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 34 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Northwestern University  ( 34 to 35 )

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