Northwestern University is a private research university based in Evanston, Illinois serving 8,400 undergraduate and 12,900 postgraduate students. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Northwestern is just 12 miles north of Chicago providing easy access to the city.
Famous "Wildcat" alumni include Zach Braff - Emmy Award-nominated actor (Scrubs) and writer/director, Cindy Chupack - Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer (Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond), Sherry Lansing - former CEO of Paramount Pictures and Academy Award-nominated producer, James L. Allen - founder of Booz Allen Hamilton, Andrew Mason - founder and CEO, Groupon, Mike Greenberg - ESPN Sportscenter anchor and co-host of Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio, Seth Meyers - comedian, Julia Louis-Dreyfus - actor, Gillian Flynn - author, Michael Barratt - Astronaut and physician for NASA, and Matt Grevers - Competition swimmer and six-time Olympic medalist.
Top 5 Parent Picks when visiting the Northwestern University:
Walk around downtown Evanston and take a short drive to see the Baha'i House of Worship.
Spend some time in Chicago visiting The Art Institute of Chicago, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Contemporary Art, Willis (Sears) Tower, and the
Catch a show at Second City.
Rent a bike and ride along the shore of Lake Michigan. If you are really adventurous you can ride all the way to Chicago.
So many options for restaurants but here are some favorites: Au Cheval (get there early as there is always a line), Pequod's Pizza (famous deep dish pizza), Smylie Borthers Brewing Co, Farmhouse, Bat 17 and Walker Bros Original Pancake House.
Julia just finished freshman year and she is originally from Short Hills, NJ. One quirky fact about Julia..."I have three dogs!"
Grace , a foodie from Fairfield, is a freshman at Northwestern University. One quirky fact about Grace..."I am obsessed with Shake Shack!!!"
Fun fact about Northwestern University or Evanston:
Julia - Evanston was the birth place of the women's temperance movement.
Grace - Evanston is an awesome, foodie town, but Chicago is right nearby if you ever want to venture out and get some of the best food in the country, maybe even the world!
Finger Licking Good BBQ Spot:
Julia - Hecky's bbq.
Best Dive Bar:
Julia - Mark II Lounge.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang:
Julia - Lakefill.
Where do you want to go on spring break:
Julia - hiking out west.
Anything we missed? Tell us more!
Julia - go cats!