What SAT and ACT Scores are Required for Northwestern University

Northwestern University Typical ACT Scores

Average SAT score for Northwestern University is 1460.

Half of the admitted students have SAT scores from 1460 to 1580. Top 25% of admitted students has SAT score higher than 1580. Bottom 25% of admitted students has SAT score lower than 1460.

You need to have at least 1460 as your SAT score to get into Northwestern University. SAT score lower than 1460 still can get you in but your application need to stand out.

Typical SAT scores for Northwestern University are from 740 to 800 for math and from 720 to 780 for reading and writing.

New SAT Score25th PercentileMidpoint75th Percentile
Math Score740773800
Reading and Writing Score720750780
Cumulative SAT Score146015231580

Northwestern University Typical ACT Scores

Half of the students admitted to Northwestern University have ACT scores from 31 to 34. Top 25% of admitted students has ACT score higher than 34.

If you have 34 on your ACT test you have a good chance in getting into Northwestern University assuming that other parts of your application are equally great. Bottom 25% of admitted students has ACT score lower than 31.

You ACT score needs to be at least 31 to have some chance getting into Northwestern University. Typical ACT scores for Northwestern University are from 30 to 35 for math and from Not available to Not available for reading and writing.

ACT Scores25th PercentileMidpoint75th Percentile
Cumulative Score313334
English Score333435
Math Score303335
Writing Score8910

Northwestern University Old SAT Scores (2400) Requirements

Old SAT Score25th PercentileMidpoint75th Percentile
Critical Reading Score690725760
Math Score710755800
Writing Score680725770

Northwestern University Admission Rate

Northwestern University admission rate is 0.1304. It means that out of 100 applicants only 13 will be accepted.

Northwestern University Details

OwnershipPrivate nonprofit
StateIL
CityEvanston
Zip Code60208
RegionGreat Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
Number of Students807
College Websitewww.northwestern.edu
College Program4 Year

Northwestern University Tuition

In State Tuition$49,047
Out of State Tuition$49,047
Average Net Cost To Attend$28,155

Northwestern University Demographics

Non-resident Alien8.27%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.00%
Hispanic11.51%
Black5.99%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.03%
Asian17.40%
White50.37%

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