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Northwestern at a glance
Northwestern is home to a dozen colleges and schools across three campuses that employ a variety of full, part-time and temporary workers.
- 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)
- Pritzker 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)
#9 national university
#6 business school
#10 education school
#10 law school
US News & World Report
7,450full and part-time staff
Points of pride
Explore some of the aspects of Northwestern's distinctive academic environment.
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High-impact ResearchThe university benefits from $797.8M annually in sponsored research.
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Big Ten SportsNorthwestern is home to 19 intercollegiate athletic teams.
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Lakefront LocationTwo of our three campuses reside on Lake Michigan.
Awards and accolades
"Excellence in Diversity" award
Northwestern University was awarded the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus.
Go purple and green
Northwestern University received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its efforts to reduce campus energy consumption and educate students, faculty, staff and the broader community about energy efficiency.