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 Professional 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)


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.

Research, 2013-14

More than $550 million in sponsored research.