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Common Data Set

Collected and prepared by our Enrollment Analytics team, the Common Data Set consists of admissions- and enrollment-related data about Northwestern University. We report this information in a standard format in collaboration with higher education peers. It includes:
  • General information
  • Enrollment and persistence
  • First-time, first-year (freshman) admission
  • Transfer admission
  • Academic offerings and policies
  • Student life
  • Annual expenses
  • Financial aid
  • Instructional faculty and class size
  • Degrees conferred
If you have specific questions regarding the Common Data Sets posted here, please email our Enrollment Analytics team at For more information on the Common Data Set initiative, please visit the official Common Data Set website

Access the Common Data Set for previous academic years below: