Northwestern University

633 Clark St, Evanston, United States


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About Northwestern University

Ranked #11 in National Universities by US. News and World Report, Northwestern University is a private university, founded in 1851. It is set in a more suburban setting, in the city of Evanston, Illinois, right by the shores of Lake Michigan. Besides the Evanston campus, there is a second campus in Chicago, and a third branch in Doha, Qatar. A division I school in the Big Ten athletic conference, the school has won many NCAA national championships, particularly in women's lacrosse.

It has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 8,500. The student-faculty ratio at Northwestern is 7 students to 1 professor, and 77% of classes have fewer than 20 students. This creates a particularly focused academic environment. Northwestern is also a leading research university, home to 90 school-based centers, and over 50 university research centers. Many of these research centers are interdisciplinary, and covers many areas like neuroscience, drug discovery, and biotechnology. The school's hundreds of campus organizations are sure to fulfill any student's interests and career considerations. Northwestern's location also makes it so students can participate in a variety of internships, field studies, and research opportunities with corporations and nonprofit organizations in Chicago.

Of Northwestern's dozen schools that make up the University, nine offer undergraduate programs and 10 offer graduate and professional programs. To make these educational programs affordable, Northwestern offers a variety of financial aid options, with approximately 60% of undergraduate students receiving financial assistance.

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