Northwestern College Chicago Campus
Message from the Campus Director
I would like to congratulate you on having the courage to improve the quality of your life through education. Like you, each student who has come to Northwestern College did so in hopes of bettering their own lives by obtaining a career education. We at Northwestern College will do our best to assist you in that goal.
Our Chicago Campus is nestled on the north side in Jefferson Park. It has become a fixture in the neighborhood, prominently located on Milwaukee Avenue just off Lawrence. The Campus’s main building is just steps from the Blue Line’s Jefferson Park stop, which also serves as a hub for multiple CTA and PACE buses, connecting you to Chicago’s entire public transportation system. For those who prefer to commute on their own, the Campus is just a few blocks from I-90 with on-campus parking available in a thriving urban setting.
Once on the campus, first and foremost you’ll be struck by our engaging staff. When speaking to our helpful, informative admissions staff, you will notice our single-minded focus in our desire to help you, complimented by our knowledgeable financial aid staff who will help you figure out a way to make your education affordable. But what happens in our classrooms is an important key to your success! Our class sizes at the Chicago Campus are small, with a 13:1 faculty student ratio which provide our students with more individualized attention. Consequently, you’ll find more of a community atmosphere with free-flowing participation not found in auditorium-type classrooms with hundreds of students.
Our Chicago Campus students readily respond that our caring, personable faculty are what they love most about Northwestern College. Our faculty come with real-world experience in the career fields they teach and have a passion for their profession, which is conveyed every day in the classroom. Students here will learn accounting from accountants, criminal justice from police lieutenants/sergeants, and medical assisting from instructors who’ve worked years in physicians’ offices. Our faculty know first-hand what you need to learn in order to be successful in your career; they regularly go the extra mile to ensure student success and to support you on your path toward graduation.
Finally, our Career Services staff are available from the onset to assist you in preparing for and identifying positions in your new career field. Resume writing, interviewing skills, and job finding assistance are all things available to you on the campus.
All of this may sound similar to other schools, but as our students would confirm, what really makes us different is the people that work here and dedicate themselves to helping you to succeed in obtaining your education, and leading you to that new career that you’ve dreamed about. I would like to personally invite you to come see for yourself that Northwestern College has the tools you need to get to the next step of your life!
I hope to see you in the hallways!
Chicago Campus Director
Main Building: 4829 N. Lipps Ave. Chicago, IL 60630
Administrative Building: 4811 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60630
Located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side, Northwestern College’s Chicago campus provides the perfect solution for city residents seeking an education close to home. It is easily accessible via public transportation, including the CTA Blue Line, Metra train, or 16 different bus routes. This campus is also convenient to the Kennedy and Edens Expressways, and offers plenty of parking. Stop in our Admissions Office at 4811 N. Milwaukee Ave.
But location is not the only reason NC’s Chicago campus makes an ideal educational setting. From the medical laboratories in the School of Health Sciences, to the modern computer classrooms in the School of Commerce, to the lecture and seminar rooms in the Main Building, students experience a variety of real-world settings that support their program of study. This type of environment enhances students’ career-oriented training, and allows them to gain hands-on experience that gives them a valuable edge when they enter the job market.