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Northwestern University

Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university located primarily in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Northwestern has twelve undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and colleges offering 123 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees.

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Northwestern was founded in 1851 by John Evans and eight other Chicago businessmen to serve the people of what had once been part of the Northwest Territory. Instruction began in 1855; women were admitted in 1869. Today, the main campus is a 240-acre (97 ha) parcel in Evanston, along the shore of Lake Michigan. The university’s law and medical schools are located on a 20-acre (8.1 ha) campus in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. In 2008, the Medill School of Journalism and School of Communication opened a campus in Education City, Doha, Qatar. In 2009, Northwestern enrolled 8,497 undergraduate and 7,880 graduate and professional students.

Northwestern was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1917 and remains a research university with very high research activity.  Northwestern’s schools of management, engineering, and communication are among the most academically productive in the nation in their respective disciplines.  Northwestern managed research and development budgets totaling $420.0 million in 2006, 34th among all universities and 13th among private universities in the United States.

Northwestern is a founding member and remains the sole private institution in the Big Ten Conference. The Northwestern Wildcats compete in 19 intercollegiate sports in the NCAA’s Division I.

Northwestern University Rankings in 2010

Northwestern University Rankings in 2011

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Northwestern University Tuition and Fees

Cost of Attendance $53,984
Tuition and Fees
$38,461
Room and Board
$11,703
Books and Supplies
$1,686
Other Expenses
$2,134
Payment Plans Installment plan

Schools of Northwestern University

Northwestern University News

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