Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA
Northwestern University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Big Ten Conference
Northwestern University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Political Science and Government157Graduates
- Drama and Theatre Production134Graduates
- Mathematics & Statistics108Graduates
- Radio, Television, and Digital Communication93Graduates
- Industrial Engineering89Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.70 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.98 responses
After Northwestern University
- Very Good500
Northwestern offers a rare opportunity for an amazing academic experience without losing out on the incredibly important aspect of a four year university. It is- using a term my friends and I made up- a relaxed Ivy; while the rigor and academic institutions match the Ivy league standard, Northwestern has a more inviting atmosphere, a less rigid environment of competition. It is the perfect place for a person who wants to learn about themselves and the world in the most healthy way possible.
- 1 day ago
Northwestern is an excellent school where you will meet plenty people who are like you, and others who are not. So far I am having a great time and would not want to spend my time at any other university.
- College Freshman
- 10 days ago
Northwestern is stressful but gives me a great education
- College Junior
- 1 month ago