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Impact Chicago

The Government Relations office works closely with Chicago city leaders to promote and advance Northwestern initiatives, convey concerns, and showcase the University's innovative and groundbreaking contributions to the city's economy.


Nearly half of our graduates start their careers in Illinois and mostly in Chicago.

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Nearly half of our graduates start their careers in Illinois.

New Discoveries

Northwestern has become the leading research University in Illinois and one of the fastest growing research institutions in the world through a sustained commitment to collaboration within and across fields.

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Interdisciplinary institutes or centers.

Innovation Economy

We are recognized as a global leader in high-impact research that spans academic disciplines and makes profound social contributions through commercialization of new products and services.

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Most innovative University in the world.


Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine has built a national reputation for excellence through its cutting edge research initiatives, premier clinical facilities and innovative curriculum.

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Northwestern faculty members who teach, conduct research and practice medicine in Chicago.

Outreach and Engagement

Northwestern strives to make a positive, cross-cultural and durable impact through civic engagement at home and global outreach to the far corners of the world.

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About 32% of undergraduates study abroad