Northwestern University is a private research university in Evanston, Illinois. Founded in 1851 to serve the former Northwest Territory, the university is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, and is ranked among the top universities in the United States and globally.
Northwestern is known for its focus on interdisciplinary education, extensive research output, and collaborative student culture. The university provides instruction in over 200 formal academic concentrations, including various dual degree programs. The university is composed of eleven undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, which include the Kellogg School of Management, the Pritzker School of Law, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Bienen School of Music, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Medill School of Journalism, the School of Communication, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Education and Social Policy, and The Graduate School. As of fall 2019, the university had 21,946 enrolled students, including 8,327 undergraduates and 13,619 graduate students.
Valued at $12.2 billion, Northwestern's endowment is among the largest university endowments in the world. Its numerous research programs bring in nearly $900 million in sponsored research each year.
Northwestern's main 240-acre campus lies along the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston, 12 miles north of Downtown Chicago. The university's law, medical, and professional schools, along with its nationally ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital, are located on a 25-acre campus in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. The university also maintains a campus in Doha, Qatar and locations in San Francisco, California, Washington, D.C. and Miami, Florida.
Highest paying job titles at Northwestern University include Software Engineer, Anesthesiologist, and Director, Student Development