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Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Northwestern University says, "At the heart of a Northwestern education is the belief that a solid foundation in the liberal arts is essential, regardless of one’s future plans. Students in all six under­graduate schools may take courses in science, mathematics and technology, individual and social behavior, historical studies, the humanities, and fine and performing arts. Moreover, Northwestern’s emphasis on effective communication, regardless of field of study, fosters the ability to think analytically and write and speak clearly and persuasively." [Source]

Website: http://www.northwestern.edu/

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8,559
Undergraduate
Enrollment
85%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$58,701
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

6:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
0.8%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

NO

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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Curriculum last evaluated: 1/21/2021

2019-20 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.