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Northwestern University Admission Requirements

Ranked #11 in national universities, Northwestern is a highly respected private research university in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. The school offers more than 100 majors and minors and is well known for its pre-professional schools, including the highly-regarded Medill School of Journalism. The school’s average freshman retention rate of 98% speaks highly of how satisfied students are.

If you have your Northwestern on your short list, you’re not alone. The competition to get in is intense, and with an acceptance rate of just 8.4% you’ll need academic rockstar test scores and a top-of-your-class GPA to get admitted. If you take online high school courses at eAchieve Academy, you’ll definitely need to supplement them with AP classes.

 

FRESHMAN ADMISSION CLASS REQUIREMENTS AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

NOTE: The McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science requires more courses in mathematics.

Subject

Years

English

4

Electives

1-3

Science

2

History/Social Studies

2

Mathematics

3

Foreign Language

2

WHAT DOES THE AVERAGE APPLICANT LOOK LIKE?

ACT Score

33

SAT Score

1510

GPA

4.13

HOW ELSE SHOULD I PREPARE?

High School AP Classes

Recommended

AP Credit

Accepted

Teacher References

Required

AP credit at Northwestern University

Taking AP classes at eAchieve is not only a great way to prepare for the rigors of college level classes, you can also earn academic credits if you get a passing score on the corresponding AP exam. Northwestern awards credit for scores of 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams. The amount of credit awarded varies depending on the score you achieve.

The following AP classes offered at eAchieve Academy have corresponding AP exams accepted for academic credits at Northwestern:

If you are considering taking AP classes at eAchieve Academy, we recommend reviewing the AP credit policies for Northwestern University.

Interested in Northwestern? Enroll with our online high school in Milwaukee today to start working towards getting admitted.
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