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  • 94% within eight years
  • 86% within four years
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8,482 Graduates
Northwestern University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

4,891 Faculty
Full Time
  • 2,305 Instructional
  • 295 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 2,008 Instructional
  • 283 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Navy

Earn NAVY ROTC scholarships that provide up to $180,000 to cover tuition, books and other expenses.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Allison from Port Barrington, IL
  • 5
  • If you can to learn, you will. The professors don't spoon-feed information - instead, they give you the tools to learn the subjects yourself. Also, just hanging out with people…

  • Aug-03-2009 Read More
  • Stefanie from New York
  • 4
  • I came to college to learn lessons beyond the liberal arts. I wanted skills for the preprofessional world alongside a strong liberal arts background. I'm getting that. I'm certainly not…

  • Dec-02-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
African Studies 2 - -
African-American/Black Studies 6 - -
American/United States Studies/Civilization 12 - -
Area Studies, Other 1 - -
Asian Studies/Civilization - - -
European Studies/Civilization 1 - -
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 1 - -
Women's Studies 11 - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology - - -
Bioinformatics - 5 -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 111 4 13
Biostatistics - 2 -
Biotechnology - 25 -
Botany/Plant Biology, Other - 6 -
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other - - 29
Developmental Biology and Embryology - - -
Ecology - - -
Neurobiology and Anatomy - 5 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting and Related Services, Other - 75 -
Business Administration and Management, General - 432 -
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other - 151 -
Business/Commerce, General - 57 -
Business/Managerial Economics - 75 4
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce - 10 -
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies - 173 -
Finance, General - 507 5
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General - 7 -
International Business/Trade/Commerce - 112 -
Labor and Industrial Relations - - -
Management Information Systems, General - - -
Management Science, General - 468 -
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other - 48 -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General - 635 4
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management - 1 -
Operations Management and Supervision - 46 -
Organizational Behavior Studies 21 260 3
Real Estate - 25 -
Transportation/Transportation Management - - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 139 27 2
Communication and Media Studies, Other 2 1 -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other - 108 -
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia - 4 4
Journalism 153 153 -
Radio and Television 74 3 1
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 14 - -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 20 9 12
Computer and Information Sciences, General 4 - -
Information Science/Studies 4 57 -
Education Bachelor Master Doctorate
Education, General - - -
Education, Other - 9 9
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities - 14 1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - - -
Music Teacher Education 7 18 -
Secondary Education and Teaching 12 - -
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education - 89 -
Engineering Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 50 26 12
Chemical Engineering 30 6 13
Civil Engineering, General 15 15 5
Computer Engineering, General 16 - -
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 28 26 16
Engineering Mechanics - 2 -
Engineering Science - - -
Engineering, General - - -
Engineering, Other 1 37 -
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 3 - -
Industrial Engineering 62 11 4
Manufacturing Engineering 10 - -
Materials Engineering 21 9 28
Materials Science 2 - -
Mechanical Engineering 50 20 15
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master Doctorate
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other - 28 -
Engineering/Industrial Management - 81 -
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician - 18 -
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing 2 9 -
English Language and Literature, General 88 17 5
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other - 1 4
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 11 - -
Comparative Literature 10 - 5
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 18 - -
French Language and Literature 14 1 2
German Language and Literature 9 1 -
Italian Language and Literature 1 - -
Linguistics 15 3 2
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 1 1
Spanish Language and Literature 30 - -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences - - -
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - - 6
Bioethics/Medical Ethics - 3 -
Communication Disorders, General 50 - 1
Dental Clinical Sciences, General - - -
Genetic Counseling/Counselor - 10 -
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator - - -
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other - 12 -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 30 -
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling - 21 -
Medical Informatics - 69 -
Medical Scientist - 20 -
Medicine - - 156
Physical Therapy/Therapist - - 69
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies - - -
Public Health, General - 16 -
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist - 39 1
History Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 109 8 9
Legal Professions and Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General - - -
Law - - 288
Legal Professions and Studies, Other - 10 -
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other - 38 -
Legal Studies, General 34 2 -
Programs for Foreign Lawyers - 134 -
Tax Law/Taxation - 50 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master Doctorate
General Studies - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 5 10 -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics 8 17 4
Mathematics, General 84 2 7
Statistics, General 3 - 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biological and Physical Sciences 17 - -
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies - - -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 11 - -
Neuroscience - - 23
Science, Technology and Society 3 - -
Systems Science and Theory - - -
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 14 - -
Environmental Studies - - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management - 27 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Jewish/Judaic Studies 1 - -
Philosophy 30 2 1
Religion/Religious Studies 18 4 1
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other - 6 8
Chemistry, General 18 5 41
Geology/Earth Science, General 6 2 1
Physics, General 10 - -
Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - - 8
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 11 - -
Community Psychology - - -
Counseling Psychology - 25 -
Psychology, General 198 13 9
Psychology, Other 37 - -
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master Doctorate
Community Organization and Advocacy 47 15 -
Public Administration - 18 -
Public Policy Analysis 51 9 -
Science Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master Doctorate
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other - 6 -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 31 5 2
Anthropology, Other - - -
Economics, General 374 22 12
Geography 4 - -
International Relations and Affairs 118 - -
Political Science and Government, General 199 13 7
Social Sciences, Other 43 - -
Sociology 31 8 7
Urban Studies/Affairs 4 - -
Theology and Religious Vocations Bachelor Master Doctorate
Religious/Sacred Music - - -
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 21 - 2
Art/Art Studies, General 10 6 -
Conducting - 3 2
Dance, General 11 - -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 92 6 6
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 8 - -
Film/Cinema Studies - 1 3
Jazz/Jazz Studies 2 - -
Music Performance, General 30 25 2
Music Theory and Composition 5 1 3
Music, General 15 - 7
Music, Other - - -
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 4 3 -
Piano and Organ 2 2 2
Playwriting and Screenwriting - 12 -
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism 2 - -
Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments 16 21 1
Visual and Performing Arts, General 2 - -
Voice and Opera 22 12 1