Actress Zooey Deschanel, comedian Stephen Colbert and mayor of Chicago Rahm Emmanuel
Northwestern is a highly regarded university just outside the midwestern powercity of Chicago, often ranked among top 15 universities in the US. The university offers a very diverse set of degrees to undergraduate students, as well as extensive opportunity to participate in research. Northwestern has some of the best sport teams in the country, and is the only private member in the top tier college sporting league “Big Ten Conference”. The academics are generally of highest standards, perhaps of particular note are the schools of Journalism and Communications, as well as the business school – Kellogg School of Management – which is consistently ranked among the top in the country.