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Northwestern, at a glance.

Northwestern is more than a compass point on a map.

Consider this your introduction. Find facts about our colleges, faculty, students, budget and more. 


Northwestern is recognized nationally and internationally for its educational programs.

Northwestern is home to a dozen colleges and schools across three campuses: a 240-acre campus in Evanston, a 25-acre campus in Chicago and a third campus in Doha, Qatar.

Schools and Colleges

Our schools are listed below, with year of founding.

  • Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (1851)
  • School of Communication (1878)
  • School of Education & Social Policy (1926)
  • McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science (1909)
  • Graduate School (1910)
  • Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications (1921)
  • School of Law (1859)
  • Kellogg School of Management (1908)
  • Feinberg School of Medicine (1859)
  • Bienen School of Music (1895)
  • School of Professional Studies (1933)
  • Northwestern University in Qatar (2008)

#13 national university

#6 business school

#7 education school

#12 law school

#19 medical school

US News & World Report

$10.5 billiontotal endowment and other trust funds


Northwestern is a leading research university that is home to more than 90 school-based centers and more than two dozen University centers. With an interdisciplinary culture, our reseach spans a spectrum of areas including neuroscience, nanotechnology, biotechnology and drug discovery. 


>$550 million

annually in sponsored research

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