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A private research institution, Northwestern University is located just outside Chicago, in Evanston, Illinois. Founded in 1851, Northwestern is the oldest university in Illinois, and it is known around the world as one of the most prestigious American universities. Its Medill School of Journalism, Kellogg School of Management, and McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science are among its most well known programs. Notable alumni include comedian and talk show host Seth Meyers, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Barstow, and former mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel.
Ranked 13 in the U.S., Northwestern is a highly selective school. Its acceptance rate is 9%, and its graduation rate is 94%. Tuition for Northwestern is $60,276 per year, plus additional fees. Over 8,000 undergraduates and more than 8,000 postgraduates are enrolled. The university offers 124 undergraduate programs and 145 graduate and professional programs. It follows a quarter-based academic calendar.
Situated in a suburban environment, Northwestern provides the quiet of a residential life with the access to the big city’s activities and resources. The university is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, and it is part of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Northwestern is known for its focus on interdisciplinary education, extensive research output, and collaborative student culture. The university offers over 500 student clubs and organizations, including more than 20 sororities and fraternities. Student athletes can participate in Northwestern’s 10 competitive varsity teams, or a wealth of club and intramural sports teams. When they’re not exploring Chicago or relaxing by Lake Michigan, students can take advantage of Northwestern’s many events, performances, and traditions.
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