University Spotlight: Northwestern University

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University Spotlight: Northwestern University

sliderSPOTLIGHTNWNorthwestern University is a private college with campuses located in both Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. According to the school’s historical page, “Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota.”

In terms of size, Northwestern University’s population is stacked at more than 21,000 including both undergraduate and graduate students. Students at this school can get individualized assistance from professors since the student to teacher ratio is 7 to 1.

Listed on the school website, Northwestern has a dozen schools and colleges, nine programs for undergraduates and ten graduate and professional programs including arts and sciences, communication, engineering and applied sciences, law, and medicine. Some of the more focused majors range from computer engineering, computer science, classic guitar, and history.

Interesting alumni who have attended Northwestern University include Stephen Colbert, famous comedian known for his star role on The Colbert Report. In addition, our current mayor, Rahm Emanuel, also attended this university. Furthermore, Joseph Staten, writer and director of the critically acclaimed Halo video game franchise also attended Northwestern University.

Established: 1851
Type: Private
Students: 21,000
Main Campus Location: 633 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60208
Student to faculty ratio: 7 to 1
Average Class Size: 20