Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
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Northwestern University Review

Evanston, IL, 633 Clark St
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
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Northwestern University is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 21,655 students and offering 343 degrees in Evanston, IL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Northwestern University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Business
3,572 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting and Related Services
48
2
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping
0
Business Administration and Management
352
35
Business Administration, Management and Operations
110
0
Commerce
11
0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
0
Business/managerial Economics
48
48
11
E-Commerce/electronic Commerce
0
Economics
393
23
0
16
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
9
184
2
Finance
429
37
2
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
5
International Business
68
Labor and Industrial Relations
0
Management Science
745
Marketing/marketing Management
513
5
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
0
Operations Management and Supervision
85
Organizational Behavior Studies
22
337
0
7
Real Estate
25
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Human and Social Sciences
1,174 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
6
4
0
African Studies
1
American/united States Studies/civilization
9
Anthropology
29
2
5
Area Studies
0
Asian Studies/civilization
3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
5
0
0
Clinical Psychology
10
2
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
33
Community Organization and Advocacy
62
26
Community Psychology
0
Comparative Literature
3
1
3
Counseling Psychology
26
0
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
3
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
0
European Studies/civilization
0
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
1
History
85
9
10
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services
5
3
Intercultural/multicultural and Diversity Studies
0
International Relations and Affairs
62
Jewish/judaic Studies
0
Linguistics
8
4
4
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling
27
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
4
Philosophy
22
4
6
Political Science
157
9
15
Psychology
202
8
12
Public Administration
108
Public Policy Analysis
41
0
Religion/religious Studies
3
2
3
Religious/sacred Music
0
0
Science, Technology and Society
12
Social Sciences
46
0
0
Sociology
20
9
9
Sustainability Studies
12
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
0
Urban Studies/affairs
5
Women's Studies
14
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
1,095 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
7
12
4
Art Studies
5
5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
17
1
2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
38
139
130
Communication Sciences and Disorders
31
4
5
Creative Writing
5
15
0
Education
0
Education
7
7
Education/teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
0
0
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
0
English Language and Literature
79
15
2
French Language and Literature
10
0
2
General Studies
0
German Language and Literature
6
0
1
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
24
Italian Language and Literature
0
Liberal Arts
5
3
109
Middle/near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
Music Teacher Education
7
17
0
Secondary Education and Teaching
10
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
6
5
1
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
71
3
Spanish Language and Literature
12
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
109
89
6
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
35
0
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
34
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Engineering
944 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture and Related Services
1
7
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
68
39
18
Chemical Engineering
42
17
17
Civil Engineering
14
36
14
Computer Engineering
19
14
4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
12
43
11
Engineering
23
Engineering
44
11
Engineering/industrial Management
83
Engineering Mechanics
1
2
Engineering Science
0
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
47
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
10
Environmental Science
28
Environmental Studies
0
Industrial Engineering
89
12
10
Manufacturing Engineering
18
0
Materials Engineering
17
9
33
Materials Sciences
4
Mechanical Engineering
62
31
20
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician
14
Transportation/mobility Management
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Legal and Law
631 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced Legal Research/studies
1
Law
288
Legal Professions and Studies
27
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
13
Legal Studies
35
11
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
207
Tax Law/taxation
36
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
623 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy and Astrophysics
5
12
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
0
Bioinformatics
0
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
19
Biological and Physical Sciences
13
Biology
132
0
13
Biostatistics
18
Biotechnology
37
Botany
6
1
Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
0
28
Chemistry
37
13
39
Developmental Biology and Embryology
0
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
0
Geography
2
Geology/earth Science
5
2
4
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
74
Mathematics
81
3
4
Neuroscience
0
0
18
Physics
11
Science Technologies/technicians
12
Statistics
27
3
4
Systems Science and Theory
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Healthcare
528 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/audiologist
0
0
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
0
11
Bioethics/medical Ethics
8
Dental Clinical Sciences
0
0
Genetic Counseling/counselor
12
Health and Medical Administrative Services
11
Health/health Care Administration/management
20
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
6
0
Health/medical Preparatory Programs
3
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
6
Medical Informatics
57
Medical Scientist
18
0
Medicine
172
Neurobiology and Anatomy
9
Orthotist/prosthetist
44
18
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant
3
Physical Therapy/therapist
0
74
Physician Assistant
30
3
Pre-Medicine/pre-Medical Studies
1
Public Health
22
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Communication and Media
429 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies
3
0
0
Design and Visual Communications
4
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
4
9
Journalism
176
140
Radio and Television
93
0
0
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
341 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Conducting
5
5
Dance
3
Directing and Theatrical Production
3
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
110
5
3
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft
0
0
Film/cinema/video Studies
2
4
Jazz/jazz Studies
0
3
Keyboard Instruments
4
5
0
3
Music
22
3
6
Music Performance
16
30
0
0
Music Theory and Composition
3
4
4
Musical Theatre
2
22
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
1
5
0
Playwriting and Screenwriting
12
Stringed Instruments
16
11
0
1
Visual and Performing Arts
0
Voice and Opera
15
12
0
1
Writing
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
206 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
0
Computer Science
29
77
4
Information Science/studies
21
72
Management Information Systems
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Agriculture
0 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Northwestern University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Information Science/studies
Management Science
Medical Informatics
Public Administration
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
MS Materials Science, Class of 1985

Great Laboratories. Networking is not a factor

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSJ, Class of 1991

internships, business classes, alumni network

Rated January 2016
Alumni
German , Class of 1987

I've been out too long to know and accurately answer this question.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2001

Not much compared to U of C.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Psychological Services, Class of 2010

University Career Services allows students to utilize their resources. Also, for my major, we had to fulfill a practicum/internship before graduating.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Communications (Majored in Theatre and History), Class of 2009

Lots of networking and internship/externship opportunities, Career Center

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Philosophy, Class of 1985

Arrogant and insecure rich kids who wish they had gotten into the Ivy League

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSJ, Class of 1991

High academic standards and ethics

Rated January 2016
Alumni
German , Class of 1987

Driven, academically motivated, academics over social life, diverse

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Gender & Sexuality Studies, Class of 2015

white, elitist, privileged, arrogant, racist

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Psychological Services, Class of 2010

Competitive. High-achieving. Driven. Academically challenging and empowering. Worldly. In my specific major - passionate and supportive.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2007

Extremely competitive. Almost cutthroat. Felt like many people had a chip on their shoulder because Northwestern was their second choice school after an Ivy League. I often heard how Northwestern was the "Ivy League of the Big Ten". Definitely not a party school. Could be considered anti-social, but has a lot of good clubs/interest groups that creates a good social atmosphere. Just not a lot of parties. Unless you count study parties.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Communications (Majored in Theatre and History), Class of 2009

Generally upper-middle class to wealthy, mostly white. They talk a lot about diversity without actually being very diverse.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
BSJ, Class of 1991

Yes - all of those

Rated January 2016
Alumni
German , Class of 1987

They have gotten better since I graduated.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Gender & Sexuality Studies, Class of 2015

not that great, considering the amount of money we pay in tuition

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Psychological Services, Class of 2010

Everything is adequate for us. I never used the dining halls or computer labs.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2007

Pretty good. Great camera renting system good computers with video editing software. Dorms are traditional cinderblock, but fine. Cafeterias are.... Dorm cafeterias. Nothing special but certainly not bad.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Communications (Majored in Theatre and History), Class of 2009

Most facilities are great - some dorms need updates.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Philosophy, Class of 1985

Waa-Mu Show, The Daily Northwestern

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSJ, Class of 1991

both a liberal arts degree paired with experienced-based skill building for the real-world of journalism.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
German , Class of 1987

The festivals, hanging out on the lake fill

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Psychological Services, Class of 2010

Dance Marathon. Greek Life is super popular (about 45% of the student body). Philanthropy projects, Alternative Spring Break.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Communications (Majored in Theatre and History), Class of 2009

Student theatre is vibrant on NU's campus.

Rated January 2016
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