Northwestern University

Overview

Northwestern University is a research university located a half-hour drive from Chicago, and home to a dozen colleges and schools across three campuses: Evanston, Chicago, and Doha in Qatar. Students enjoy the flexibility of choosing from a wide range of courses and areas of study in six undergraduate schools, totaling 150 majors, minors, certificates and concentrations.  Interested in law, medical, or business school?  Northwestern provides specialized advising and resources for you. Student life at Northwestern amplifies your education.  Take advantage of more than 500 clubs, 19 varsity sports, and hundreds of events offered each year.  No matter what your interests are, you’ll find an organization for you.  If not, start your club! 

Fun Fact: The Happiness Club, one of the fastest growing clubs on campus, puts on events such as silent dance parties, high-five Fridays, and pass out free hugs and hot chocolate.

Famous Northwestern alumni include: George R.R. Martin ’70, novelist and short story writer best known for A Song of Ice and Fire adapted for HBO’s Game of Thrones; Stephen Colbert ’86, former host and executive producer of “The Colbert Report” and new host of the Late Show; and Virginia Rometty ’79, President and CEO of IBM.

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