McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
The McCormick Community
-- Laura Diaz-velez“I spent time at Northwestern the summer before my senior year. Three of my program counselors were engineers, and they really inspired me.”
-- Savannah Enders“The classes are hard, but it forces you to work in teams. You become friends with your classmates as you battle through the same subjects together.”
-- Rachel Edwards“McCormick is a big family. People help you with open arms.”
-- Tony Guzman“I love being part of McCormick. There’s so much important work going on here.”
-- Sari Nahmad"I wanted to go beyond the school work and apply the knowledge I was learning."
-- Dan Schuster
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A Community of Engineers at McCormick
At McCormick, you will find a community of 1,500 undergraduate engineering students from a variety of backgrounds, all working together toward success. In your first year, you’ll work on group projects in the Engineering First class, where student teams create design solutions for real clients. You’ll work with world-class faculty in small classes and have the opportunity to work with graduate students on cutting-edge research. At night, you’ll find that most undergraduate students regularly work on problem sets together.
In your free time, you’ll have the opportunity to join one of the dozens of student groups Northwestern University offers, including several engineering-based groups, like National Society of Black Engineers, National Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers. You can also play intramural sports, enjoy Northwestern theatre, or take the train with friends down to Chicago.
“Making friends is really easy,” says civil engineering major Tony Guzman. “You’re all trying to do well, you all want to pass. Everyone is willing to help.”
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Engineering