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.



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


At Northwestern, that means devoting centers and institutes to the process of generating ideas and finding solutions.It also means expanding our educational opportunities so students can begin exploring the entrepreneurial process. 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.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)


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

Its collection of 5 million volumes and 52 terabytes of unique digital content includes a portfolio of distinguished special collections, notably the internationally recognized Africana, Music, and Transportation libraries.

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

Student health and safety of all university community members while traveling abroad is a shared responsibility. HTH Worldwide health insurance is required for all students and strongly recommended for all faculty and staff who are traveling abroad.

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