Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208
Multicultural Students Profile

One of the most distinguished private universities in the United States, Northwestern is also a university with a longstanding commitment to increasing the number of minority students pursuing graduate degrees. Minority students at Northwestern have the opportunity to study with eminent scholars and to benefit from the resources of a major metropolitan area. But beyond opportunity, Northwestern is dedicated to creating an educational environment congenial to all students and faculty to that minority students admitted to graduate programs will successfully complete their degrees.

Some 3,500 students are currently pursuing degrees in The Graduate School in some 80 departments and programs. Of Northwestern's 1,600 full and part-time faculty members, some 800 are also members of the Graduate Faculty.

The University has two separate campuses fronting Lake Michigan. Schools and divisions on the Evanston campus include the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Education and Social Policy; the School of Music; the School of Speech; the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management; and The Graduate School. The Medical School, Dental School, School of Law, and Division of Continuing Education and Special Programs are on the Chicago campus. There is also a Graduate School office on the Chicago campus.

Northwestern encourages minority applicants to visit the University. The Graduate School provides funds toward the cost of travel for eligible minority applicants. Arrangements for a campus visit should be made by calling the department of program of interest.

The Graduate School provides special minority fellowships and tuition scholarships from University-appropriated funds for U.S. citizens who are American Indians, African-Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans. No separate application is required for University awards.

Northwestern also administers a number of award programs for which minority students admitted to The Graduate School may apply. Information on any of these programs may be obtained from the Coordinator of Minority Affairs in The Graduate School.

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