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Northwestern Facts

Learn more about what makes Northwestern a great place to learn and live.

You'll find top-rated academics, outstanding undergraduate opportunities and support at every level.

Outstanding Learning Opportunities

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Other aspects of academics at Northwestern include:

  • A flexible Quarter System allows students to engage in a balanced and wide range of studies
  • Accelerated Master's Degree Programs are available in select departments
  • Applied Learning Opportunities through internships, field studies, and research with internationally renowned partners across a range of industries and disciplines

More about Northwestern academics

6 undergraduate schools

180+ departments of study

4,000 different classes

64%of undergraduates pursue a second major, minor or certificate

Ideal location

Our 240-acre lakefront campus with year-round recreation options including beaches, a sailing center and an ice skating rink.

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You'll find a quintessential college town setting in Evanston, which has hundreds of restaurants, cafes, and shops just a few blocks from campus.

Students have easy access to Chicago, a world-class city, via a free shuttle and public transportation.

Learn more about Evanston and Chicago

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