Northwestern University


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Northwestern University


$33,559 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 1

Application fee


Northwestern University has one of the best business schools in the U.S.

Educational Resources


There are five libraries on the Evanston campus and three on the Chicago campus.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 4,603,824 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 41,693 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,405,025 microforms.
  • 83,244 Audio/Visual items.
  • 39,010 e-books.

Museums & Art

Block Art Museum, Catalysis Center, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Dearborn Observatory, McCormick Tribune Center for use by students in the Medill School of Journalism, The Arthur and Gladys Pancoe-Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Life Sciences Pavillion, Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self-Assembly, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 725 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing



nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 65% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 62 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 90% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Dance Marathon, Homecoming, Armadillo Day, Associated Student Government, Asian Christian Ministry, Activities and Organization Board, Arts Alliance.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 415 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta, Deru, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Golden Key, Kappa Alpha Pi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Kappa Theta Epsilon, Mortar Board, National Residence Hall Honorary, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Omega Chi Epsilon, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Order of Omega, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Tau Sigma, Rho Lambda, Sigma Pi Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Zeta Phi Eta.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Antioch Ministries, Asian American Christian Ministry, Baptist Student Union, Bethlehem Lutheran Student Fellowship (Missouri Synod), Buddhist Study Group, Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Science Organization, Christians on Campus, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Harmony in Spirit, House on the Rock, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Inter-Varsity Graduate Christian Fellowship, Islamic Students at NU, Latter Day Saints Student Association, Mustard Seed Christian Magazine, Northwestern Community Ensemble, NU Chinese Christian Fellowship, NU Council of Religions, OM, A Hindu Study Group, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Sikh Students Association, Tuesday Night Fellowship, Unitarian Universalist, University Bible Fellowship, Vineyard, Wilmette Church of Christ, Young Life University Fellowship.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African American Student Affairs, A & O Productions, Alianza (Hispanic), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. , Alternative Student Breaks, Asian American Student Affairs, Asian American Students United, Asian Pacific American Coalition, BLAST, Brown Sugar, CaribNation, Catatonics, Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), Chinese Students Association, Cili Padi: The Malaysian Students Association, Circolo Italiano, Entity, For Members Only (FMO)(African American), GLOBE (international awareness), Hellenic American Student Union, Hillel Cultural Life, Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA), Japan Club, Jewish Theater Ensemble, JUF Campus Campaign, Kaibigan (Filipino Students Assoc. ), Korean American Students Association (KASA), Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. , Mayfest, Medill NPPA, Middle Eastern Students Assoc. , Minorities in Pursuit of Law and Business, Model United Nations, Muslim Cultural Student Association (MCSA), National Assoc of Black Journalists, National Assoc of Hispanic Journalists, National Society of Black Engineers, Om-Hindu Students Council, Persian American Representatives of Students, Polish American Student Alliance, Russian Student Assoc, Singaporeans and Friends, South Asian Students Alliance (SASA), Students for Israel, Taiwanese American Student Club (TASC), Thai Club, Turkish Student Association (TSA), Vietnamese Student Association (VSA, and many more.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Numerous musical and drama groups, annual music review, intercollegiate debating, students for a better environment, volunteer network, political groups.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Daily Northwestern (daily), The Chronicle (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (17), Chicago (28)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (12)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (12)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • 49% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,257
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 23 fraternities
  • 17 fraternity houses
  • 32% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 19 sororities
  • 12 sorority houses
  • 38% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Illinois, Chicago)
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Additional Policies

    hazing prohibited, other

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