With its unique combination of suburban and city living, Northwestern is a wonderful place to reside, study, and discover – offering a wealth of learning, social, and cultural experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

Evanston is well known as one of the Midwest’s most livable communities, with its mix of historic and new buildings, restaurants and coffee shops, and a thriving downtown all within walking distance from the university. Plus, our lakefront campus is located just north of Chicago, a city that both welcomes newcomers and challenges you to explore and grow.

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