Northwestern University
Northwestern University

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: Northwestern University, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208

Web Site: www.northwestern.edu



About Northwestern University:

Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university based in Evanston, Illinois, United States, with other campuses located in Chicago and Doha, Qatar, and academic programs and facilities in Miami, Florida, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California. Along with its selective undergraduate programs, Northwestern is known for its highly ranked Kellogg School of Management, Pritzker School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine, Bienen School of Music, and Medill School of Journalism. Northwestern is a large research university with a comprehensive doctoral program, attracting over $650 million in sponsored research each year. Northwestern has the ninth-largest university endowment in the United States, currently valued at $10.456 billion. The University's former and present faculty and alumni include 19 Nobel Prize laureates, 38 Pulitzer Prize winners, 6 MacArthur Genius Fellows, 16 Rhodes Scholars, 65 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and two Supreme Court Justices. In addition, Northwestern ranks 8th among U.S. universities that have produced billionaires. Northwestern's School of Communication is a leading producer of Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actors, actresses, playwrights, writers and directors. Northwestern was founded in 1851 by John Evans, for whom the city of Evanston is named, and eight other lawyers, businessmen and Methodist leaders. Its founding purpose was to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that today includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. Instruction began in 1855 and women were admitted in 1869. Today, the main campus is a 240-acre (97 ha) parcel in Evanston, along the shores of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of downtown Chicago. The university's law, medical, and professional schools are located on a 25-acre (10 ha) campus in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. In 2008, the university opened a campus in Education City, Doha, Qatar with programs in journalism and communication. In 2016, Northwestern opened its San Francisco space at 44 Montgomery St., which hosts journalism, engineering, and marketing programs.



World University Rankings

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ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - - - - - 239 - - - - 401-450 451-500
Engineering - 23 18 17 17 24 25 20 23 34 32 35
Life Sciences - 39 33 36 46 44 42 45 48 48 49 51
Clinical Medicine - 25 21 26 28 28 27 26 26 24 28 29
Natural Sciences - 34 35 22 19 23 27 24 31 26 25 26
Social Sciences - 17 15 18 16 16 18 20 19 19 18 25

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 226 239 - - - - 451-500 351-400
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 95 81 121 96 81 79 93 95 109
Chemistry - - - 5 2 4 4 4 8 7 9 9
Civil Engineering - - - 82 199 171 159 129 129 175 192 216
Computer Science - - - 114 177 98 94 95 90 128 160 199
Electrical Engineering - - - 99 81 77 95 103 100 114 161 163
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - 270 226 246 - - -
Geosciences - - - 263 300 277 265 - - - - 297
Materials Science - - - 7 6 8 8 7 7 10 12 15
Mathematics - - - 40 69 71 85 118 132 122 120 104
Mechanical Engineering - - - 18 22 37 40 37 40 72 76 92
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 187 144 134 145 142 149 161
Physics - - - 35 39 35 42 33 34 32 34 32
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - - -