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Statistics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Statistics program of Northwestern University emphasises the application of statistical methods. Faculty members have experience in applying statistics in medicine, public policy, large-scale surveys, social experiments, the law, accounting, finance, engineering, psychological and sociological research, and laboratory experiments.
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The Statistics program of Northwestern University is a good choice for students with strong math skills together with interests ranging from research in the biological, social and physical sciences to applications in law, medicine, government decision-making, finance, accounting, engineering, and actuarial work. Many Statistics majors have a second major in some field in which statistical methods are used.

Career paths

Well-trained statisticians are in strong demand and encounter excellent employment prospects. Statisticians work in commerce and industry, in government, and in universities and other research institutions. There are also some statisticians who maintain private consulting practices.

Statistical training is seen as quite desirable in several professions where the primary activity is not statistics. For example, many social scientists obtain a degree in statistics along the way to a social science doctorate; this provides the tools they will need to analyze the data they collect in their research. Similarly, a background in statistics helps medical researchers to design their projects, to describe and analyze their data, and to draw conclusions based on these data. Actuaries work in insurance companies and in other settings. They use statistical techniques to assess risks and predict outcomes; much of their work also involves specialized knowledge of law, accounting, medicine, and demography. Statistics can also provide good preparation for someone who aspires to an MBA degree and who has a quantitative orientation or an interest in market research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Data Science
  • Statistical Theory and Methods
  • Survey Sampling
  • Human Rights Statistics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (ONLY required for international applicants whose first language is not English or whose schooling has not been in English)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75 or application fee waiver
  • Early Decision Agreement (ONLY Early Decision applicants)
  • Midyear transcript
  • Music audition (ONLY School of Music applicants)
  • Required for homeschooled applicants ONLY: 3 SAT subject tests 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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