Northwestern University is an educational institution that combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It offers learners and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.
Northwestern University, private institution, was founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory. This territory is composed of the following states: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. The main campus of the university is located in a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago.
Northwestern has three campuses. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan: in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar.
Northwestern University is composed of 11 schools and colleges. The faculty for each school consists of the university president, provost, the dean of the school, and the instructional faculty. Faculty are responsible for teaching, research, advising students, and serving on committees. The admission requirements, degree requirements, course of study, disciplinary and degree recommendations are determined by the voting members of each school's faculty.
Online learning is offered through the School of Continuing Studies. Except of this form of studying, the university offers the following: evening classes and weekend classes.
Northwestern offers a variety of continuing education options through its School of Continuing Studies. In addition, many schools and programs offer specialized coursework in their respective fields.
Northwestern is recognized both nationally and internationally for the quality of its educational programs at all levels. U.S.
At Northwestern, students from all 50 states, more than 50 countries, and a variety of backgrounds study. A variety of resources, organization, offices, and clubs celebrate Northwestern's diversity.
Northwestern has approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members. They are winners of Tony Award, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, such as the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and American Council of Learned Societies.
Any student enrolled in a degree-seeking program may apply for financial aid. Eligibility requirements include: 1) students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; 2) students must be working toward their first Bachelor's degree; 3) students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress by successfully completing at least nine units every three quarters of registration; 4) students must not exceed 12 quarters of financial aid, unless they are admitted in a program that requires more than 12 quarters for completion.