Northwestern University is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make Northwestern University one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Northwestern University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2019 was one of the most challenging years to be admitted to Northwestern University ever to date. For the Class of 2019, 32,124 students applied to Northwestern University of which 4,187 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 13%. Overall applications decreased by 4.6% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 33,673 to 32,124
For the Class of 2019, 1,011 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 2,793, yielding an early acceptance rate of 36.2%. Early applications decreased by 2.4% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 2,863 to 2,793.