Northwestern University

country rank  32
world rank  36

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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, Doha, Washington DC, San Francisco. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Northwestern University (NU) is a large (EduListing 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 169 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 0-10% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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, Doha, Washington DC, San Francisco

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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
+1 (847) 491 7271

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Northwestern University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


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
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education LCME
  • Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education ACGME
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education CAPTE
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • Council for Education for Public Health
  • National Commission on Orthotics and Prosthetics Education
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology CAA
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • American Chemical Society

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020