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Northwestern University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Northwestern is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on two lakefront campuses in Evanston and Chicago. By any measure, Northwestern ranks among the premier universities in the nation, combining the resources of a major research university with the intimacy of a small college. The number of undergraduates here is relatively small -- only 7,900 -- yet, with more than 80 formal academic concentrations in six undergraduate schools, we offer an astonishing range of study. Northwestern's excellence is evident in many ways: test scores and class rank of entering students, library holdings, the success of our graduates. What sets us apart from many other large universities, however, is our commitment to undergraduate teaching: Our faculty teach more than 95 percent of the courses on campus, and the opportunities for undergraduates to do research projects or independent study are plentiful. No matter which school or course of study you choose, you will find that a foundation in the liberal arts is an integral part of your education at Northwestern. Whether you enter the University knowing your major or, like most, are undecided, you will be encouraged to explore in directions both unexpected and exciting. Our students rarely confine...
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2014
32
2015
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2016
  • 85.70
    Overall Score
  • 90.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 76.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 94.3
    Faculty Student
  • 94.4
    Citations per Faculty
  • 33.4
    International Faculty
  • 51.7
    International Students
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2014
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2015
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2016
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2017
  • 89.10
    Overall Score
  • 94.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 94.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 59
    Employer Reputation
  • 87.5
    H-index Citations
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2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 71.50
    Overall Score
  • 59
    Employer Reputation
  • 94.9
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 89.4
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 75
    Graduate Employment Rate
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,163
International
435

Number of students

18,398
Postgraduate 54%
Undergraduate 46%

Number of international students

3,094
Postgraduate 79%
Undergraduate 21%
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.