Spring Quarter 2021 Update
Northwestern saw increased diversity in this year’s undergraduate admissions applicant pool. We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2025, which will be the most diverse to date, including historic representation of students who identify as Black, Hispanic or Latino/a/x, Native or Indigenous, and/or first-generation college, as well as students who will receive federal Pell Grants.
During this admissions cycle, we instituted a test-optional policy that will extend into next year; a sustained commitment to need-blind admission review; meeting full financial need with loan-free aid awards; and innovations in digital programming that broadened prospective students' connections with our campus community to pave new avenues for college access.
Fall Quarter 2020 Update
Multiple efforts across units in progress. Forthcoming updates in Winter/Spring 2021.