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Northwestern University ranks among the most selective colleges in the U.S.  But every year thousands of talented applicants are accepted… could you be one of them? If you’re curious about your chances of admission at Northwestern and other top colleges, Go4Ivy can help by calculating your highly-accurate, guaranteed chances of admissionCollege Admissions Services has developed an algorithm which calculates students' chances of being accepted to Northwestern University  based on the same data that is considered by the admissions office. Since 2001, Go4Ivy's predictions of getting accepted by top colleges and universities have been over 90% accurate. We refund our fee for any prediction of admission which is incorrect. For details of the accuracy of our predictions of chances of acceptance and our refund policy, please click on the Accuracy Guaranteed icon on the top right of the page.

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About  Northwestern University

Northwestern was founded in 1850 when nine men met in a law office to discuss establishing an institution of higher education. Their hope was that Chicago, already a center of commerce, could become a center of learning as well. Today, Northwestern is a private research university with 12 academic divisions located on two lakefront campuses in Evanston and Chicago. Although Northwestern is a research university, faculty members teach more than 95% of the undergraduate courses.

The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the oldest of Northwestern's schools, enrolls more than half of the undergraduate students on campus. With the exception of some students enrolled in a special program, all Weinberg College freshmen take two Freshman Seminars during their first three quarters of study. These classes feature a small class size and emphasize oral participation, the writing of research papers, and in-depth study of a particular topic.

To ensure breadth of education, Weinberg College students take at least two quarter-long courses in each of the following areas: Natural Sciences, Formal Studies (mathematics, logic, etc.), Social and Behavioral Sciences, Historical Studies, Values (philosophy, religion, etc.), Literature and Fine Arts. Students are also expected to show proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to two years of college-level work. The Weinberg College offers more than 50 majors, as well as special programs and combined degrees.

Northwestern competes in NCAA Division I sports within the Big Ten Conference. The campus has 415 registered clubs and organizations ranging from religious organizations to newspapers. The college has almost 50 fraternities and sororities and nearly half of the undergraduate student body is involved in Greek life.

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