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A truly welcoming community.

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Differences are central to broadening our perspectives, creating thoughtful leaders and sparking new ideas. So, we are diligent about creating an environment that is inclusive and truly diverse. Our students, faculty and staff come from different backgrounds — intellectually, ethnically, economically and geographically — and we wouldn't have it any other way.

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  • Campus Inclusion & Community cultivates inclusive learning environments through programs that foster meaningful dialogue.
  • Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) provides programming that creates opportunities for community engagement and identity expression.
  • 150 Years of Women commemorates Northwestern's history by celebrating the university's many remarkable women, womxn and gender-diverse individuals.

Crossing academic disciplines.

Students working together to bring awarness to international issues

把它堵住不能流出来_漂亮的女邻居Northwestern scholars are tackling some of our world’s most complex problems. These are bold goals that can only be accomplished through collaboration across diverse fields of study.

Some of our most exciting projects bring together disciplines for new partnerships.

  • , a team of technologists, journalists and designers advancing news media innovation
  • a graduate program covering a broad spectrum of scientific and engineering disciplines
  • The , studying international issues with a public health focus
  • , a network of medical specialists, scientists and scholars exploring fertility preservation in cancer patients

Making an impact, everywhere.

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Northwestern is no ivory tower. It’s a launching pad to every corner of the globe.

More than 32% of undergraduates supplement their academic studies with an international experience, such as field study, cultural immersion or exchange abroad. Our faculty collaborate with organizations and scholars around the world to advance research. 

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The thrill of new connections.

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It’s not just our state-of-the-art facilities or generous funding that makes Northwestern one of the most exciting major research universities in the country. It’s our mindset.

把它堵住不能流出来_漂亮的女邻居Our curiosity leads us to seek out the unexpected; our ambition leads us to work past mistakes to milestones. This unique environment fosters significant research across every discipline.

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  • , including more than 90 school-based centers and more than 50 University centers
  • , an office providing unique opportunities for undergraduates to do independent projects
  • Northwestern Scholars database, a searchable database of scholarly expertise across all disciplines of the University

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This is Northwestern.

Ours is a unique environment. One that unites knowledge and ideas, ambition and imagination, hard work and joy.

Northwestern’s Commitment to an Inclusive Environment

Northwestern University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by law in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates. Individuals who feel they have been discriminated against on the basis of any of these classes should contact the University’s Office of Equity.

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