Quick Facts About Northwestern
Northwestern University is a private research university with 12 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools offering 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees
Northwestern recruits students of demonstrated academic achievement from diverse social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. More than 90 percent of applicants rank in the top 10 percent of their high school classes, and Northwestern’s National Merit Scholar enrollment rate has recently ranked among the nation’s highest. More information about Northwestern’s students and alumni is available here http://www.northwestern.edu/about/facts/our-students-and-alumni.html.
Northwestern is recognized both nationally and internationally for the quality of its educational programs at all levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the University's undergraduate programs among the best in the country.
Among graduate programs, the Kellogg School of Management regularly ranks among the top five business schools in the country for both its traditional curriculum and its executive master's program. U.S. News & World Report 2013 rankings placed Northwestern's School of Law 12th, the Feinberg School of Medicine 18th. More information about academics and research at Northwestern is available here http://www.northwestern.edu/about/facts/academics-and-research.html.
With 19 varsity athletic programs, Northwestern is a charter member of the competitive Big Ten Conference. Students participate in intramural and club sports and use our excellent athletics and fitness facilities. For more information, visit http://www.northwestern.edu/campus-life/athletics/index.html.
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