Northwestern University

United States of America

24th US-News World Ranking

Northwestern University Background

Northwestern University was established in 1851 in Evanston, Illinois. It has a 240 acre campus in Evanston, 25 acre campus in Chicago and a third campus in Doha, Qatar. It is ranked as one of the most elite schools in the Midwest.

Northwestern University Programs and Courses

Northwestern University is renowned for its courses in Journalism, Law, Business, Medicine, and Arts. It offers close to 190 majors through its 12 schools and colleges- Kellogg School of Management; Pritzker School of Law; College of Arts & Sciences; School of Communication; McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science; The Graduate School; Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; School of Medicine; School of Music; School of Professional Studies and School of Education & Social Policy. 

Northwestern University USP and Achievements 

The university has a student to faculty ratio of 7:1 and a total student population of more than 21,554. Of the total undergraduate students at Northwestern University, about 11% are international students. The university follows a quarter system and each term is of 10 weeks. Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Biology and Biological Sciences are the most popular majors at Northwestern University. The total budget of the university is more than $2 billion a year and the average grant aid received is about $32,000.

Northwestern University Notable Alumni

David Schwimmer (American actor, director, and producer), Mike Adamle (Sports anchor; former pro football player and TV host), Jeffory Blackard (Founder and CEO, Blackard Global)

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Standard Test

In management accounting or managerial accounting, managers use the provisions of accounting information in order to better inform themselves before they decide matters within their organizations, which aids their management and performance of control functions.

Statement of Purpose, Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation

Cost allocations, financial statement analysis, the use of accounting data in performance evaluation, the standard-setting process, earnings and earnings forecasts, and accounting for complex financial instruments

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Accounting Information and Management students train in empirical and analytical research methods. Current topics include the role of information intermediaries in capital markets, public and private pensions, the changing role of the audit function, discretionary disclosures, accounting based valuation, international accounting standards and accounting regulation.

Resume, Academic transcripts, Letters of recommendation

Cost allocations, financial statement analysis, the use of accounting data in performance evaluation, the standard-setting process, earnings and earnings forecasts, and accounting for complex financial instruments

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African American Studies, by its very nature, is an interdisciplinary field. It acquaints the student with myriad ways of thinking (historical, sociological, literary, quantitative and qualitative analysis), researching, and writing about the diverse experiences of African Americans in the United States and of African descended people throughout the African Diaspora (from dispersion, colonialism, the slave trade and slavery, through emancipation, decolonization, independence, and postcolonialism)

Resume, Academic transcripts, Letters of recommendation

Sociologists; cultural, literary, and performance studies critics; and scholars working on diverse topics and constructions of class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.Professor,Professor of African Languages and Literature

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Archaeology is the field of study that allows us to look back six million years, to understand past peoples and cultures. Archaeologist study humanity, what we are, who we are, and how we believe and act on the world, through the things people left behind. We dig up and study the pieces of pottery, the foundations of houses, the fragments of bones, and translate these into an understanding of the past. Learn more about archaeology and its key themes.

Accept only students who intend to work toward the doctorate.

Archaeological research in private companies, Forest service archaeologist, Tribal culture resource management, Law and court advocacy, Museum education specialist

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The Program seeks students who are passionate about pursuing graduate level research in Applied Physics with a strong undergraduate background in Physics. Our program prepares graduates for professional careers in science and technology, in academic institutions, national laboratories and industry.

Resume, Academic transcripts, Letters of recommendation

Fiber optics, astrophysics, vacuum tunneling, nondestructive testing, acoustics, semiconductors, laser and quantum optics,

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a) Common Application or Coalition Application

b) $75 application fee or fee waiver

c) Official high school transcript, school report and Midyear transcript

d) Letter of recommendation (Counselor and Teacher)

e) Official SAT or ACT scores

f) Typical SAT Scores: Critical Reading (690-760), Math (710-800), Writing (680-770), ACT range (31-34)

g) Average GPA 3.81

h) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

i) Acceptance rate is 10.7%

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Bachelors: $ 54,120

Masters: Fees vary for each program

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Northwestern University is $16,626 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors:  1 January

Masters: Deadlines vary for each program

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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