of all eligible undergraduate and graduate students voted in Illinois or in their home state in 2016.*
* Data from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)
That’s 20 points higher than the national average for colleges and universities, and 10 points higher than the overall turnout rate for all eligible Americans.
In fact, Northwestern’s voter turnout rate is award-winning. After the 2016 election, Northwestern was recognized by the ALL IN Democracy Challenge with five awards including Highest Voting Rate Among Large Private 4-Year Institutions and Most Improved Voting Rate Among All Institutions.