Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 73%
- 20 to 49 students: 20%
- 50 or more students: 7%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- Bienen School of Music
- Kellogg School of Management
- McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
- School of Communication
- School of Continuing Studies
- School of Education and Social Policy
- Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
- Post-bachelor's certificate
- Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management: 2%
- Finance, General: 4%
- Management Science: 3%
- Marketing/Marketing Management, General: 4%
- Arts/fine arts
- English (including composition)
- Foreign languages
- Sciences (biological or physical)
- Social science
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
- Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
- Accelerated program
- Cooperative education program
- Double major
- Honors program
- Independent study
- Liberal arts/career combination
- Student-designed major
Northwestern offers a few online master's programs through its School of Continuing Studies.
Best Places to Study
- Barnes & Noble
- Deering Library
- The Lakefill (when it's nice out)
- Norris University Center
- University Library
Tips to Succeed
- Buy a warm winter coat, unless you want to freeze during the winter.
- Diversify, but don't get overinvolved in activities. Remember that college is also for fun-not just networking!
- Don't drink too much.
- Get to know your fellow students.
- Make friends quickly-cliques form fast and are rigid.
- Talk to your professors.
Did You Know?
- Chemistry professor Chad Mirkin was named the most cited chemist in the world by "Science Watch" in 2009.
- Professor Dale Mortensen won the Nobel Prize for economics in 2010.
- "Primal Scream," where students all over campus scream their lungs out to relieve stress, occurs at 9 p.m., the Sunday of finals week each quarter. You don't know how crazy this is until your studying is interrupted by people bursting into shrieks all around you, whether you're in the library or in your dorm's lounge.