Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
Northwestern at a Glance
Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan: a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. The town of Evanston was purchased in 1853 and developed along with the university. Read more about Northwestern’s founding and history.
12 schools and colleges
Ten of Northwestern's 12 schools offer graduate and professional programs. Read more about academics and research at Northwestern.
Northwestern is home to about 8,000 full-time undergraduates and 8,000 full-time graduate students. Including part-time students, the University's total enrollment is approximately 19,000. They go on to join a distinguished alumni network. Read more about our students and alumni.
2,500 full-time faculty members
Our distinguished faculty includes a Nobel Prize laureate, Tony Award Winners, MacArthur Fellowship winners and more. Read more about our faculty.
19 intercollegiate athletic teams
Northwestern is a charter member of the Big Ten athletic conference. Read about athletics at Northwestern.