Northwestern University Anticipates a More Diverse Freshman Class

Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, reports that 7.2 percent of this fall’s entering class will be African Americans. A year ago there were 147 black freshmen at Northwestern. They made up 6.9 percent of the entering class.

This fall, 99 of the 2,149 entering freshmen will be participants in the Good Neighbor, Great University program. This program benefits academically talented low-income students from the Evanston and Chicago public schools.