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Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
Deering Library (1933) credit: Madcoverboy (talk)
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
8,298 Undergraduates
11% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Private
Expensive
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Northwestern University
633 Clark St
Evanston, Illinois
60208
(847) 491-3741
www.northwestern.edu

Northwestern University is one of the top 20 universities in the U.S., and a private research university. Established in 1851, it spans across dozens of colleges and three campuses. The main campus is 240 acres in Evanston, Illinois, there are 25 acres in Chicago and another campus located in Doha, Qatar. Notable alumni include Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, TV host Stephen Colbert, actors Zach Braff, Zooey Deschanel and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and writer George R.R. Martin. Northwestern is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, and is the only private university that participates. The school has 11 women’s and 8 men’s NCAA Division I sports teams, including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, golf, wrestling and field hockey. The mascot is Willie the Wildcat, and the school’s official colors are white and purple. Its motto, “Quaecumque Sunt Vera,” means “Whatsoever things are true” and is derived from the New Testament book of Philippians. It is religiously affiliated with the United Methodist Church. One of the quirks of Northwestern is its large rock called Rock, where students go to leave messages for others to see. The school is known for its theater department in the School of Communication, where many famous actors studied.

Location

Evanston is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north. It had a population of 74,486 as of 2010. It is one of the North Shore communities that adjoin Lake Michigan and is the home of Northwestern University. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
50%

Men

50%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

99%

Live On Campus

104

New Transfer Students

Admissions
11%

Acceptance Rate

53%

Enrollment Yield

1400-1560

SAT Range

35,100

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$29,326

Typical Cost

$52,678

Average Tuition

62%

Recieve Financial Aid

84%

Have Loans

$17,200

Median Debt

Academics
7.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

206

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

438

Doctorates Awareded

Journalism

Top Major

33

Faculty Awards

43

National Academy Members

708

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 46 chapters across the college

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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