The Northwestern Philosophy Program seeks to maintain strength in both the “analytic” and “continental” traditions, as well as in the history of philosophy generally. Our graduates tend to be “bitraditional” in this sense and have been quite successful in obtaining job placements for which this is a desideratum. Within continental philosophy our strengths lie classical and contemporary German philosophy and in social and political theory, especially critical theory broadly constructed. In a typical year we form a class of about 7 entering students from a pool of more than 150 applicants. Every admitee is offered a multiple year financial aid package.