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.
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: 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!
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor: Andy's Frozen Custard, bootdaddy concrete.
Bakery and Favorite Sweet: Great Harvest Bread Company, the apple bread is a must try.
Where to Grab a Coffee: Peet's Coffee.
Diner and Favorite Dish: Clarke's, anything with eggs (omelet or skillet eggs are amazing).
Hottest Mexican Spot and Recommended Plate: Taco Diablo, get the 3 tacos-- highly recommend the duck and pork taco!
Sushi Spot and Your Go to Roll: Koi, spicy tuna and avocado (a classic).
Breakfast Spot with a Friend or Date: Cupitol Coffee & Eatery.
Where you would love your parents to take you for Parents weekend: Au Cheval in Chicago.
Where to Stay: The Hilton.