Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

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Discover an education all about you in a community all about we

At Northwestern University, we're committed to fostering a culture of innovation and discovery for more than 22,000 students on campus. The University's diverse undergraduate programs in the arts, business, communications, engineering, sciences, social sciences, and so much more are led by renowned faculty members, allowing students to pursue their passions and excel in their chosen fields in an academically supportive environment. Our campus buzzes with activity, offering a myriad of chances to make strides toward personal growth and engagement with the greater community. Whether you're participating in student organizations, attending cultural events, or cheering on our Wildcats at athletic competitions, there's always something happening at Northwestern.

Our community celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion
Diversity isn’t always a given, even at a truly global university. So at Northwestern, we work diligently every day to ensure that our campus remains a place of inclusion where every student, faculty, and staff member is welcomed wholeheartedly and without reservation into the Wildcat family. A diverse student body makes for more thoughtful students—who ultimately become more thoughtful leaders guiding the way to a better world. 

Our 8,000+ undergraduates come from all 50 states and more than 75 countries around the world. But diversity isn’t just about numbers. At Northwestern, we believe diversity of background, identity, belief, interest, and expertise are essential to undergraduate learning and a healthy society. We also believe in cultivating and convening a community of open-minded individuals who are eager to benefit from and contribute to a wider world of perspectives represented on campus.

Education, enrichment, and engagement
The Department of Campus Inclusion and Community works with the university community to cultivate inclusive learning environments. This is done through intentional engagement with differences across and within various identities. The department's new model includes Student Enrichment Services, Social Justice Education, and Multicultural Student Affairs. Students can also get involved in numerous groups focused on culture and diversity, including the Minority Association of Pre-med Students, the Rainbow Alliance, the Asian Pacific American Coalition, the Muslim-cultural Students Association, and so much more. 


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Ranked #9 among the"Best National Universities" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

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Ranked #13 among the "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

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Ranked #10 among the "Best Undergraduate Economics Programs" | U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Evanston, Illinois

Find the perfect combination of college town and bustling city in Evanston. Offering everything you could need or want just steps away from campus, visit to discover the many unique shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, art galleries, and theaters that are just down the street or around the corner. 


There's nowhere quite like Chicago. To get there, students simply ride the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Purple Line or cruise down Lakeshore Drive in the same amount of time it takes to walk the length of the Evanston campus; for a more leisurely ride, take the bike path that runs from campus to downtown. The Intercampus Shuttle also runs students between the Evanston and downtown Chicago campuses. However you get there, enjoy all that one of America’s best and biggest cities has to offer from world-class museums and concerts to internship opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.

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Class of 2027 Demographics
 Asian American and Pacific Islander: 29.3%
 Black or African American: 14.2%
 Hispanic or Latino: 17.2%
 International: 10.5%
 Native or Indigenous: 2%
 White: 47.8%
 BIPOC: 57.4%
 First-generation college students: 14.6%
 Pell Grant recipients: 20.7%

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "Northwestern has definitely brought out the best in me; it has made me surprise myself... I thought I would pursue my pre-med curriculum and perhaps join a student group. I did not realize I would find a passion for learning language, be awarded independent summer research grants, be a part of Greek life, or become so involved with shaping student experience here.”

    • Abhi Veerina
  • “Northwestern provides you with challenging academics, great athletics, top-class music and theatre, cutting-edge research, and practical experience. And Chicago is just a shuttle ride away. The breadth of opportunities Northwestern provides is its most unique feature.”

    • Elizabeth McTighe
  • “I’ve met engineers who are in a cappella groups and musicians who are interested in investment banking. It's made me feel like I can be myself. My colleagues and friends I’ve made are not only incredibly supportive of my goals but also share my passion for learning, which creates an electric academic atmosphere on campus.”

    • Agustin Chacin