Northwestern University

Forbes released its 2015 rankings of the Midwest United States’ top 25 colleges, and Illinois schools are among the best.

Northwestern University in Evanston ranked second in the region and No. 16 in the entire country. The University of Chicago weighed in at No. 3 in the Midwest, climbing from a rank of 4th the previous year, and the University of Illinois ranked No. 11.

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Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago

Illinois has an amazing array of public and private high schools throughout the state, and one Chicago high school recently received national honors.

After performing a comprehensive assessment of the culture and diversity of public high schools in all 50 states, niche.com found Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago to be the second most diverse school in the entire nation. Located on Chicago’s Near West Side, the school has about 2,100 students in grades 7-12.

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data

The Hyde Park university’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellowship, aims to bring in world-class researchers and apply the study of data toward addressing some of the world’s most persistent problems.

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Northwestern_University_lakefill_panoramaU.S. News & World Report ranks every college in the United States annually, and four Illinois schools’ graduate programs ranked among the nation’s top 10 in their disciplines for the upcoming 2016 school year.

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UofIUpdated

Four University of Illinois alumni and one professor are among those named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list, an annual list highlighting young game changers, movers and makers in 20 different fields.

Millennials who are making a difference in fields ranging from Art & Style and Music to Social Entrepreneurs and Law & Policy were selected by a panel of A-list judges before being included in the rankings.

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