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Northwestern University’s theater program is ranked among the top 10 drama schools in the world.

That’s according to a poll of 60 top casting directors and agents by The Hollywood Reporter.

Northwestern’s program, part of the university’s School of Communications, ranked eighth in the poll.

Yale, Julliard and Carnegie Mellon nabbed the top three spots.

The only other Chicago schools to make the top 25 list were Second City, ranked 14th, and DePaul, ranked 21st.

The Hollywood Reporter story mentioned Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Gunn as Emmy award winners from Northwestern last year.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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