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Engineering : Northwestern University

Northwestern University
Address633 Clark St
TypePrivate not-for-profit
LevelFour or more years
Total Students21655
Student to Faculty Ratio7:1
Admission Rate13%
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Undergrad Application Fees$75
Grad Application Fees$95
EnrollmentFees (/yr)Required Fees(/yr)
Undergrad In-State$48624$423
Undergrad Out-State$48624$423
Grad In-State$48624$440
Grad Out-State$48624$440
SAT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
Critical Reading690/760
ACT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
**Above numbers are at University/College level (not for a particular department or program)


Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering- General
Electrical- Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering

EECS The required minimum scores for PhD students
- 90 IBT (Internet-based test), 233 CBT (computer-based test), and 577 PBT (paper-based test).

The required minimum scores for MS students
- 80 IBT, 213 CBT, and 550 PBT.

M.S. applicants: Financial aid is not available in any form, including fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. However, several types of loans are available.

Civil Engineering
For your information, we include below the range of GRE and Cumulative Grade Point Average scores which CEE Faculty typically seek when evaluating a prospective student. This range does not serve as an admissions requirement or "cutoff," only as a guideline. Many students request this for their plans, so we include it here. GRE - Verbal Scores range from 630-800 (old scoring); 162-170 (new scoring)
GRE - Quantitative scores range from 700-800 (old scoring); 155-166 (new scoring)
GRE - Analytical (previous scoring) scores ranged from 720-800
GRE - Analytical writing ranged from 4.5-6.0
Cumulative Grade Point Average - 3.50-4.00


Engineering Resources

21. University of California-Santa Barbara
22. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
23. Northwestern University
24. Johns Hopkins University
25. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

GRE Scores and Admissions