Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Facilities
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
100

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
73

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
20

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
91

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Northwestern has a need-blind admissions policy, meaning that students are only admitted to NU based on their merit, without taking into consideration their financial need. As a result, students of all backgrounds, including low-income, are accepted to Northwestern if they meet academic qualifications. Northwestern has also been drastically increasing the amount of aid it offers to incoming students. These initiatives allow us to support low-income students and maximize the financial assistance we grant them, including Pell Grants.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
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Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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