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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

According to its mission statement, "Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community." [Source]

Website: http://www.northwestern.edu/

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8,847
Undergraduate
Enrollment
86%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$60,768
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

6:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
0.6%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

NO

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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Curriculum last evaluated: 7/7/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.