Northwestern University

Northwestern University offers a wide range of academic choices, extensive undergraduate research opportunities and a beautiful campus located on the shore of Lake Michigan just outside of Chicago. With more than 4,000 courses and 190-plus majors, minors, certificates and concentrations, anyone can plot their own unique Northwestern direction. Northwestern's six undergraduate schools offer choices in arts and sciences, communication, education and social policy, engineering and applied science, journalism and integrated marketing communications, and music. In addition, Northwestern students can choose from more than 130 study abroad programs in 50 countries. Northwestern's 8,400 undergraduates are collaborative, innovative, committed to success and to service -- and friendly. Northwestern is a place where students are not limited or confined to a specific academic discipline, but instead are free to explore their options and create their own path. Northwestern's 1,200 full-time faculty members include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and MacArthur "genius" grant, as well as other awards and honors. In 2016, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry Sir Fraser Stoddart was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines." In the faculty ranks are members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and other honorary and professional societies. But they are also dedicated teachers, with many of the top scholars and researchers working side-by-side with undergraduate students. With 77 percent of classes having fewer than 20 students, and Northwestern's low 7:1 student-faculty ratio, undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to collaborate with faculty in research, as well as receive career advice and assistance from faculty mentors. Northwestern offers a variety of financial aid options to make a Northwestern education accessible to all. From scholarships to work-study programs, the University works with each individual student and family to provide the necessary resources, and approximately 60 percent of undergraduate students receive financial assistance. Northwestern provides generous need-based scholarships and grants, including a No-Loan Scholarship program, which means that qualified students can graduate debt-free. And with 95 percent of Northwestern graduates employed or continuing their education full-time within six months of graduation, a Northwestern degree is an extraordinarily valuable asset in the employment marketplace. Northwestern is a founding member of, and the only private university in, the powerful Big Ten Conference. As a result, Northwestern students get to see some of the best college football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer and other sports. In 2017, the men's basketball team was the Cinderella story of the NCAA Tournament, receiving its first-ever bid and powering through to the second round. A newly expanded recreation center and a new state-of-the-art sailing center on Northwestern's private beach located on campus provide outstanding fitness and recreational facilities for all students. Northwestern is located in Evanston, a quintessential college town, with hundreds of restaurants, cafes and shops a few blocks from the campus. With Chicago next door and free campus shuttle buses going to Northwestern's downtown campus, students can easily take advantage of the music, theatre, museums, sports, and entertainment of a world-class city to enrich their undergraduate experience. In addition, Northwestern's location means that students can participate in internships, field studies and research opportunities at major corporations and nonprofit organizations in Chicago.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1851 N/A Quarter $7.5 billion 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 (847) 491-3741
overall score total score state city online paying global
90 100.0 Illinois Evanston 23 10