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Northwestern University Self-Guided Tour

If you're looking for a Northwestern University self-guided tour then you have come to the right page. 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.

“You can bike along Lake Michigan to the city of Chicago from campus.”


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Best Cafe Near Northwestern University

Peet's Coffee is a favorite student spot to enjoy a cup of coffee.

Northwestern University Places to Eat

Lou Malnati's



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Northwestern University Notable Alumni

  • 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 of 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
  • Matt Grevers – Competition Swimmer and six-time Olympic Medalist


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