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Northwestern University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $33,567 $35,429 $37,125 $38,463 3.6%
Books and supplies $1,488 $1,548 $1,626 $1,685 3.6%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $10,266 $10,776 $11,295 $11,703 3.6%
Other $2,127 $2,026 $2,074 $2,132 2.8%
Off Campus          
Room and board $10,266 $10,776 $11,295 $11,703 3.6%
Other $2,685 $2,610 $2,658 $2,716 2.2%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $2,685 $2,610 $2,658 $2,716 2.2%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $47,448 $49,779 $52,120 $53,983 3.6%
Off Campus $48,006 $50,363 $52,704 $54,567 3.5%
Off Campus with Family $37,740 $39,587 $41,409 $42,864 3.5%
 

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Map of Northwestern University

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 25,013 11,415 13,598
Percent admitted 26% 28% 25%
Percent admitted who enrolled 32% 32% 32%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,663 80%
ACT 1,115 54%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 670 750
SAT Math 690 780
SAT Writing 670 750
ACT Composite 30 33
ACT English 31 34
ACT Math 29 35
ACT Writing 8 10

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1913 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels 1/31/2006 -   Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1923 -   Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist 2/28/1928 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 5/16/1986 -   Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 3/3/1988 -   Resigned
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs 11/16/1999 -   Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs 2/11/1970 - 4/1/2002 Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 2/11/1970 -   Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology 4/1/2002 -   Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration 1/1/1974 -   Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree 7/1/1942 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1928 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1989 -   Accredited