Northwestern University
Evanston, IL, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
30%
Out-Of-State Students
68%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
75
Ethnicity
African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
17%
Hispanic
12%
White
47%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
4%
Percent of First Generation Students
15%
Student Organizations
638
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
No

Housing

0
100
60%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
99%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wildcats
School Colors
purple and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Ten Conference
Total Male Athletes
235
Total Female Athletes
243
Intramural Sports
7
Sports Club
19
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.26 Average Rating
It's very good. No complaints over here.
William from Smithfield, VA
The dining halls are nice and provide a lot of healthy options. It has also been ranked to be the most friendly to vegetarians and vegans.
Melissa from Florida
I have only eaten in the student center, but I presume that the food in the dining halls is also nutritious and tasty.
Aurora from Madison, WI
i have heard time and time again that the dining at northwestern is unbelievably great. for a university, that is absolutely outstanding. very few universities have great dining with great variety of foods. northwestern university is one of those schools.
jeremy from naperville, il
Overall the food is awesome! Way better than most colleges (we're ranked #4). There is always a wide range of foods to choose from and you can usually go a whole week without having the same thing twice.
Naomi from Chicago, IL
I'm vegan, which means I can't eat a lot of the food a typical dining hall serves. Luckily, Northwestern is pretty good with accommodating individuals with dietary restrictions. Every dining hall has a salad bar that is open for lunch and dinner, and it has plenty of different sources of greens, fiber, and protein (there's hummus, tofu, beans, etc. for vegetarians and vegans). There are also many different stations at the dining halls, and some of them are vegan stations.
However, if the dining halls can't get you what you need, there are several cafes and eateries on campus, including a milkshake cafe (Fran's), Subway, a stir fry/sushi eatery, and more. Those are open longer than dining halls which is also good because after a later class or club meeting, you can still grab a bite to eat.
And, if none of that pleases you, Evanston is right at your fingertips! There are dozens of delicious sit-down, take-out, fast-food, and ethnic cuisine restaurants in Evanston a short distance from the dormitories, and a lot of places deliver to campus.
Claudia from Park Ridge, NJ

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