Updated October, 2016
Founded in 1855 to serve the Northwest Territory, Northwestern University enrolls 21,000 students across 12 schools and colleges and 3 campuses. Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community. Northwestern is the only university among the national top 15, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, that offers an undergraduate degree in journalism.
Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is widely recognized as one of the leading schools of its kind in the world. Founded in 1921, Medill offers undergraduate and graduate programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications that combine enduring skills and values with new techniques and knowledge that are essential to thrive in today’s digital world.
Medill is, and always will be, more than a specific location or singular experience. The school has programs in Evanston, Illinois, as well as a newsroom in Chicago that overlooks the Chicago River, Navy Pier and Lake Michigan. Medill also has a newsroom in Washington, D.C., just minutes from the White House, where students report on politics and national security. And in San Francisco, Medill students design the future of digital media at the epicenter of technology and innovation. Medill faculty and students are also an important part of the Northwestern University campus in Qatar.
In addition, throughout their time at Medill, journalism students have opportunities to learn and travel around the world by visiting, working at and reporting for various media outlets and organizations.
As the media industry experiences unprecedented change, Medill continues to lead the way in educating a new generation of multimedia journalists who are not only thriving in this evolving media landscape but also helping to shape it.