Northwestern University (NU)

Evanston, IL

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Keyboard Instruments (Piano, Organ)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Musical Theatre
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Other Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Other East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Film/Video and Photographic Arts
Other Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Music
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Stringed Instruments (Violin, Guitar, Ukulele, Harp)
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Visual and Performing Arts
Voice and Opera


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Other Business/Managerial Operations
Real Estate
Transportation/Transportation Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Film/Video & Cinematography
Other Communication and Media Studies
Other Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Other Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
Radio and Television


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Music Teacher Education
Other Education
Secondary Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Science
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Communication Disorders
Dental Clinical Sciences (MS, PhD)
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Medical Informatics
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Other Health and Medical Administrative Services
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology and Society

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Legal Studies
Other Legal Professions and Studies
Other Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LL.M., M.C.L.)
Tax Law/Taxation (LL.M, J.S.D./S.J.D.)

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Other Botany/Plant Biology
Other Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Other Astronomy and Astrophysics

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Community Psychology
Counseling Psychology
European Studies/Civilization
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Other Area Studies
Other Psychology
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Other Science Technologies/Technicians


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

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NU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

100% of students gave Northwestern University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Academics Rating

The quarter academic system makes you as student to enroll in more classes. This will give me the opportunity to gain more knowledge and be able to go and achieve my goals in life. Also I can grow in my interest outside of my main academics.

NU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Retention Rate 96%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Washington Semester (American University)

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 66
  • Unknown and Other: 16
  • Asian: 12
  • Latino: 3
  • African American: 3
Caucasian 66
Unknown and Other 16
Asian 12
Latino 3
African American 3

Faculty at Northwestern University

Total Faculty 3,363
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 7
Full-Time Professors 8,544
Male Faculty 2,141
Part-Time Professors 523
Women Faculty 1,222

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