We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Northwestern University

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208
Phone Number:
+1 847-491-3741
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Chicago North Shore Half-Day Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 252 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 159
  • 49
    Very good
  • 8
  • 2
  • 2
Nice Winter Walk Around Campus

Beautiful winter walk all around campus. Grab a coffee in the town of Evanston and enjoy a sunny February wander.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 220: English reviews
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful winter walk all around campus. Grab a coffee in the town of Evanston and enjoy a sunny February wander.

Thank MorganPaar
Level Contributor
340 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a former student and then 27 years of teaching in the medical school, I co tinge to marvel at the beauty of this campus. Head to the lakefront and the many walking paths and you'll have a wonderful outing. Beware the parking regulations but weekends have many spots free and the walk on the lakefront, with views of Chicago... More 

Thank Chicagonative_7
Highland Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
100 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have taken classes at the Evanston campus for some time. I am not a graduate of Northwestern, but my granddaughter is. The setting on the lake is beautiful. Great architecture.

Thank Slumdog2015
Wilmette, Illinois
Level Contributor
68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to over 100 university campuses. The only one that has a more beautiful setting, that I've seen, is UCLA. The Lake Michigan setting at Northwestern is stunning, the buildings inspiring--everything from classical to modern (but not the usual brute 60's/'70's monstrosities). And, the town of Evanston is student friendly and cosmopolitan, with good restaurants and interesting stores.

Thank Svensota
Oyster Bay, New York
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A beautifully set school on lake Michigan. Great scholastically and some wonderful architecture. The visitors center is new and worth the trip. Not every high schooler will get in here but if the school is on your list come take the tour.

Thank cheffranskitchenware
Evanston, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Yes, I'm an alum -- two degrees. And yes, many in my family have degrees from Northwestern. So maybe I'm biased. But, NU truly is one of the top universities in the nation (I think it's in the top 10). Outstanding and expanding facilities... superlative faculty (including a recent Nobel Prize winner in chemistry)... and a relatively small student population... More 

Thank Wildcat1616
Evanston, Illinois
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It doesn't get much better than EU. Not only is the education superior, but you are living in an area filled with cultural diversity,fantastice cheap eats and easy access to Chicago

Thank MidwestGal16
Des Plaines, Illinois
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely afternoon with my friend to see an exceptional performance if "the Great Gatsby". Took a walk to the hotel lHilton Orrington for an after show drink. Lovely, lovely performance

Thank datiger194
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We live near the campus and visit it frequently. You do not have to be a student to enjoy all the campus offers - art exhibits, plays, movies and food. However, best of all is the beautiful campus.

Thank Dick S
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

During a beautiful late summer Sunday, we took the children for a walk along the lakefront and the Northwestern campus. The atmosphere is academic and refreshing. The campus is well maintained and the paths are excellent for the children (3 and 4 years old) to roll smoothly on their scooters. The campus architecture is a beautiful blend of traditional and... More 

Thank FreqFlier2010

Travellers who viewed Northwestern University also viewed


Been to Northwestern University? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Northwestern University and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Northwestern University staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?