Northwestern University

country rank  40
world rank  46

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University Overview

Established in 1851, Northwestern University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Evanston (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Illinois. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Chicago. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Northwestern University (NU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Northwestern University (NU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 167 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. NU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Acronym NU
Founded 1851
Motto Quaecumque Sunt Vera
Whatsoever things are true (Philippians 4:8 AV)
Colours Purple and white

University Location

Address 633 Clark Street
Evanston (population range: 50,000-249,999)
60208 Illinois
United States
T +1 (847) 491 3741
F +1 (847) 467 2331
Other locations Chicago

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office 1801 Hinman Avenue, PO Box 3060
Evanston 60204-3060
+1 (847) 491 7271

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Northwestern University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Affiliations

  • 568 Group
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018