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Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois, United States
Differences are central to broadening our perspectives, creating thoughtful leaders and sparking new ideas. So, we are diligent about creating an environment that is inclusive and truly diverse. Our students, faculty and staff come from different backgrounds - intellectually, ethnically, economically and geographically - and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Short Courses

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On May 31, 1850, nine men gathered to begin planning a university that would serve the Northwest Territory.In 1853, the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans.


With a vast array of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, Northwestern provides students at every level with hundreds of options to suit their personal academic goals.Colleges and Schools:

  • Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education and Social Policy
  • McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • The Graduate School
  • Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Kellogg School of Management
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Bienen School of Music
  • School of Professional Studies


With well over one hundred research institutes and centers associated with the university, its colleges and schools, and its medical facilities, you’re never far away from the next new discovery. Some of our most exciting coursework includes:

  • The flagship NUvention course and Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship at The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • Harvey Kapnick Business Institutions Program, which grants an undergraduate minor as well as courses
  • Northwestern Law's full- or part-time Master of Science in Law program
  • Courses in Kellogg's "Discover. Test. Launch" entrepreneurship track through the Levy Entrepreneurial Institute


The mission of Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is to foster excellence in career development, preparation, and professional opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni by providing comprehensive services and programming and by promoting strong partnerships with employers, academic departments, and the university community.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

All of our undergraduate housing options fall in to three basic styles of living: traditional, open suite, and closed suite. The descriptions below are meant to provide an idea of the kind of living environment in a particular community. The diagrams are for reference only and are not necessarily representative of the number of rooms in a suite or wing or the number of bathrooms in the community. The diagrams are also not drawn to scale.

Library services

As some of the busiest buildings on campus, the libraries serve over 1 million visitors annually. They come for immense and varied collections, databases and electronic journals, governmental information and more. Northwestern’s Libraries rank 12th among private universities in the United States.

ICT services

The IT Service Catalog defines and categorizes information technology services provided to the Northwestern community. The goal is to allow faculty, staff, and students to quickly identify and order services and to enhance understanding of what each service provides. A general description is provided for each service along with a link to order.

Medical services

Our Health Service on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses provide general medical and women's health appointments with physicians or nurse practitioners, as well as immunizations, sports medicine, laboratory services, STD testing and more.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the bustling Streeterville neighborhood, our Chicago campus is close to attractions such as the Magnificent Mile, the Museum of Contemporary Art and John Hancock Center.

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and less than a half-hour from downtown Chicago, Evanston is a very desirable place to live. Enjoy Evanston’s beaches and tree-lined streets and experience excellent restaurants, music venues, theatre and shopping. Or, take a short train ride and visit Chicago, a world-class city offering something for everyone.

Sports facilities

Men's Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golfschedul
  • Soccers
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tenniss
  • Wrestling
  • Band And Cheer
  • Spirit Squads
  • Marching Band
Women's Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

Student Organizations & Activities seeks to engage students in involvement opportunities that build a sense of belonging and community at Northwestern University. Students have the opportunity to participate in over 500 student organizations on campus or create one of their own. Our office provides support, advising, and training for students and their organizations.


  • Northwestern University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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