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Our Students

The people who become part of your daily experience — and whom you get to know as roommates, friends, fellow club members, teammates, and often classmates — will come from not just the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences but also the other undergraduate schools that make up Northwestern.

Meet our students

“There is no single culture at Northwestern,” says a longtime professor. Laser-focused pre-professionals? Untroubled undecideds? Techies? Artists? Hipsters? Nerds? All of the above make up the mix here. Moreover, the categories don’t mean much, because virtually everyone embodies many interests and talents.

Student groups

The mentality here is care, think big, and get involved.

500+student clubs and organizations at Northwestern

Among the student groups that have put Northwestern's on the map:

The Northwestern University Community for Human Rights. It’s the largest student-run conference on human rights in the United States.

GlobeMed. Based in Evanston with Northwestern as its hub, GlobeMed is a national nonprofit embracing 50 campuses.

Center for Civic Engagement. This is Northwestern’s big umbrella group 
for volunteer service, embracing alumni as well as faculty and students, and connecting service to coursework.

Dance Marathon. Born in 1975, Dance Marathon has grown into one of the largest student-run philanthropies in the country, raising over $1 million annually for charity.


Students stay at Northwestern and graduate on time: 97% of entering students return for their sophomore year, and 95% graduate from Northwestern. More than 80 percent of Weinberg graduates eventually undertake graduate or professional study.

See where ALUMNI go after graduation

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