Northwestern University, which was founded in 1851, was initially intended to cater to states in the Northwest area, such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio, among others. It has since expanded and has three campuses to date located in Evanston, in Chicago, and in Doha, Qatar.

Northwestern University places much emphasis on innovation and research. It seeks to go beyond traditional academics and encourages wholistic growth among students and faculty alike.

Northwestern University has begun to build its online learning programs. The first, which is a master’s degree program in medical informatics, equips students for jobs involved in the technological aspect of health care. The second online program being offered is a master’s degree program in public policy and administration. More online courses are up for development in the coming years, as Nortwestern University moves with the changing times.

Tuition fees vary, depending on the school. A list of schools and a breakdown of tuition fees is available on their website. The university offers financial aid to students from its own funds. Interested students may apply for grants which are awarded, depending on the student’s need. Scholarships are awarded to National Merit Scholars and especially talented music students may be granted talent-based scholarships.

To apply for admission, one may make use of the traditional paper method or simply apply online. The Common Application and Northwestern Supplement must be accomplished using the same format, so if the first has already been completed online, it is necessary to do the same with the second form.

Northwestern University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913.