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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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Northwestern receives historic number of applications as overall acceptance dips slightly to 7%

March 28, 2023

Northwestern received a record number of undergraduate applications for the class of 2027 as its acceptance rate fell to 7%. The University saw applications increase to 52,225, up 667 from the previous...

Northwestern’s acceptance rate over the years. 2019 marked the first year in a decade in which the acceptance rate rose.

Northwestern acceptance rate rises for first time in 10 years

April 2, 2019

Northwestern accepted 8.9 percent of its applicants for the class of 2023, Christopher Watson, the dean of undergraduate enrollment, told The Daily in an email. Having risen from last year’s record...

Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd. Northwestern accepted 8.4 percent of applicants for the Class of 2022, a record low.

Northwestern acceptance rate falls to 8.4 percent

March 24, 2018

Northwestern accepted a record-low 8.4 percent of its applicants for the class of 2022, associate provost for University enrollment Michael Mills told The Daily in an email. This is the ninth consecutive...

Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd. Northwestern received a record number of Early Decision and regular applications this year, and officials anticipate the overall acceptance rate could fall to about 8 percent.

Acceptance rates projected to fall as NU receives record number of applications

January 8, 2018

Northwestern received a record number of applications in both the Early Decision and regular applicant pools, and anticipates a decline in acceptance rates for both groups, University officials told The...

Hiken: Northwestern’s decreasing acceptance rate is not ‘great’

April 3, 2017

A few days ago, The Daily Northwestern published an article regarding the recent drop in the undergraduate acceptance rate, from 10.7 percent to 9 percent. Included in this article was a statement by University...

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