Academics and Research
Northwestern is recognized both nationally and internationally for the quality of its educational programs at all levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the University's undergraduate programs among the best in the country.
Among graduate programs, the Kellogg School of Management regularly ranks among the top five business schools in the country for both its traditional curriculum and its executive master's program. U.S. News & World Report 2013 rankings placed Northwestern's School of Law 12th, the Feinberg School of Medicine 18th.
Schools and Colleges (with year of founding)
- Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (1851)
- School of Communication (1878)
- School of Continuing Studies (1933)
- School of Education and Social Policy (1926)
- Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (1909)
- Graduate School (1910)
- Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications (1921)
- School of Law (1859)
- J.L. Kellogg School of Management (1908)
- Feinberg School of Medicine (1859)
- Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music (1895)
- Northwestern University in Qatar (2008)
Full-Time Enrollment by School
|Education and Social Policy||362||82||444|
|Graduate School *||---||3,458||3,458|
*Students enrolled in The Graduate School (TGS) are in programs affiliated with other colleges at Northwestern University. TGS enrollments by school are as follows: 1,340 in Weinberg; 371 in Communication; 74 in Education and Social Policy; 291 in Feinberg; 914 in McCormick; 135 in Kellogg; 36 in Bienen; and 42 in Continuing Studies. An additional 255 students are enrolled in inter-school programs.
**Includes inter-school programs.
***Includes Orthotics/Prosthetics/Physical Therapy programs.
Continuing Studies enrolls approximately 1,100 students in part-time, evening undergraduate and graduate programs. Additional part-time students bring the University's total enrollment to approximately 19,000.
Northwestern's libraries hold more than 5 million volumes, 4.6 million microforms, and 94,000 current periodicals and serials. In addition, it boasts more than 700 databases and 6,000 electronic journals.
Annual budget of more than $1.6 billion and more than $500 million in sponsored research.