Northwestern University

Northwestern University Ranking

country rank: 36
world rank: 41

University Overview

Northwestern University was established in 1851 and is a non-profit private higher education college headquartered in the small city of Evanston, Illinois (population range of 50,000-249,999). There are also branch campuses for this institution in the following cities: Chicago, Doha, Washington, DC, and San Francisco are also places worth seeing. Northwestern University (NU) is a massive (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education college that is officially approved by the Higher Learning Commission. In a variety of fields of research, Northwestern University (NU) provides courses and programmes leading to formally accredited higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. credentials, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 169-year-old American higher-education college has a preferential admissions process focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. The acceptance rate ranges from 0 to 10%, rendering this US higher education institution extremely selective. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. NU also offers a library, accommodation, athletic equipment, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange schemes, online classes and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

Northwestern University Ranking

University Identity

Name Northwestern University
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 60208 Illinois United States
Tel +1 (847) 491 3741
Fax +1 (847) 467 2331
Other locations Chicago, Doha, Washington DC, San Francisco

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office 1801 Hinman Avenue Evanston 60208 (847) 491 7271

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Northwestern University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 2,546,344 physical volumes, 373,705 physical media, 183,388 digital/electronic medium and 960 licensed digital/electronic databases. Northwestern University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes Northwestern University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,977 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

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

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