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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


NUs acceptance rate is expected to slightly increase to 7.5% this year.

Northwestern acceptance rate increases to 7.5%

March 29, 2024

Northwestern’s acceptance rate is expected to be 7.5% after receiving more than 50,000 first-year applications during the 2023-24 admissions cycle, according to University spokesperson Jon Yates. The...

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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...

Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd. Northwestern has made standardized tests optional for next year’s applicants.

Northwestern makes standardized tests optional for Class of 2025 applicants

June 18, 2020

Northwestern will no longer require Class of 2025 applicants to submit an SAT or ACT score, University officials announced in a Thursday news release. This standardized test policy is temporary, relating...

Northwestern emphasizes use of holistic admissions process in wake of federal Affirmative Action scrutiny

August 8, 2017

In light of the Trump administration announcing its intent to re-examine Affirmative Action, Northwestern is upholding its commitment to using a “holistic process” in admissions decisions. According...

Northwestern’s acceptance rate hits record low at 10.7 percent

March 23, 2016

Northwestern’s acceptance rate dropped once again this year, with the University only admitting 10.7 percent of applicants. NU accepted 2,690 students to the class of 2020 from the Regular Decision...

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