Northwestern University : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
university logo

Northwestern University

Location

Evanston Campus, Evanston United States

Ranking

# =50QS World University Rankings

PGicon

13Undergraduate programs

PGicon

5Postgraduate programs

Scholarship

AvailableScholarship

About Northwestern University

With three campuses and a global presence, Northwestern University transcends traditional academic boundaries. Our highly collaborative environment provides our diverse students and faculty with exceptional opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Northwestern is one of the country’s leading private research and teaching universities. It has two campuses located on Lake Michigan: the 240-acre main campus in Evanston, about 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago.
A third campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern has over 8,000 full-time undergraduate students and over 13,000 graduate and professional students. A member of the Big Ten conference, its athletic teams are called the Wildcats. Morton Schapiro has served as president of Northwestern University since 2009.

Ranked 9th among national universities by U.S. News and World Report, Northwestern is recognized nationally and internationally for its educational programs. Need-based financial aid is available to international students seeking undergraduate degrees. Northwestern will meet 100% of all admitted first-year students' demonstrated financial need for all four years.

Northwestern welcomes students of demonstrated academic achievement from diverse social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. More than 90 percent of undergraduate applicants rank in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Our students come from all 50 states, and include more than 4,300 international students from over 120 countries.

The University’s 12 colleges and schools include the Bienen School of Music; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; School of Communication; School of Education and Social Policy; McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; Graduate School; Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; Pritzker School of Law; Kellogg School of Management; Feinberg School of Medicine; School of Professional Studies; and Northwestern University in Qatar.

 

About Northwestern University

With three campuses and a global presence, Northwestern University transcends traditional academic boundaries. Our highly collaborative environment provides our diverse students and faculty with exceptional opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Northwestern is one of the country’s leading private research and teaching universities. It has two campuses located on Lake Michigan: the 240-acre main campus in Evanston, about 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago.
A third campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern has over 8,000 full-time undergraduate students and over 13,000 graduate and professional students. A member of the Big Ten conference, its athletic teams are called the Wildcats. Morton Schapiro has served as president of Northwestern University since 2009.

Ranked 9th among national universities by U.S. News and World Report, Northwestern is recognized nationally and internationally for its educational programs. Need-based financial aid is available to international students seeking undergraduate degrees. Northwestern will meet 100% of all admitted first-year students' demonstrated financial need for all four years.

Northwestern welcomes students of demonstrated academic achievement from diverse social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. More than 90 percent of undergraduate applicants rank in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Our students come from all 50 states, and include more than 4,300 international students from over 120 countries.

The University’s 12 colleges and schools include the Bienen School of Music; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; School of Communication; School of Education and Social Policy; McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; Graduate School; Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; Pritzker School of Law; Kellogg School of Management; Feinberg School of Medicine; School of Professional Studies; and Northwestern University in Qatar.

 

Available programs

Northwestern University offers master’s degrees and PhDs across a broad variety of subjects, such as:

  • Law
  • Gender studies
  • Business
  • Media, technology and society.

Executive MBA

::type_cta_button:: View Details

JD-MBA

::type_cta_button:: View Details

University information

Bachelor

3+
7+
100+

Master

590+
3+
7+
100+
20,466
42%
58%
4,540
20%
80%
4,231
80%
20%

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

In this guide you will find:
opportunities

Where to look for scholarship opportunities

how_to

How to apply to scholarships relevant to you

list

A list of available scholarships around the world

checklist

A scholarship application checklist

banner
download_icon Download Scholarship Guide

Rankings & ratings

Northwestern University is one of the top universities in Evanston, United States. It is ranked #=50 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #27
  • 2014
    #29
  • 2015
    #34
  • 2016
    #32
  • 2017
    #26
  • 2018
    #=28
  • 2019
    #34
  • 2020
    #31
  • 2021
    #29
  • 2022
    #30
  • 2023
    #32
  • 2024
    #=47
  • 2025
    #=50

Campus locations

Similar Universities

location South Orange, United States
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

57

Available
programs
View Details
location Urbana, United States
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

79

Available
programs
View Details
location Washington D.C., United States
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

13

Available
programs
View Details
location Doral, United States
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

-

Available
programs
View Details
location Pittsburgh, United States
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

19

Available
programs
View Details
location Oxford, United States
Ranking

# N/A

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

186

Available
programs
View Details
location Rochester, United States
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

10

Available
programs
View Details
location Potsdam, United States
Ranking

# 751-800

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

68

Available
programs
View Details
location Worcester, United States
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

1

Available
programs
View Details
location Eugene, United States
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

11

Available
programs
View Details
Northwestern University basic Very High 5 yes 4540 L 456