Northwestern University is a private research university in Evanston, Illinois. Founded in 1851,  Northwestern is the oldest chartered university in Illinois and is ranked among the most prestigious academic institutions in the world.
Northwestern University is a private research university with 12 schools and more than 21,000 students across three campuses. Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, research thrives at Northwestern University, with teams working to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations.
The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. It was also a site of trade, travel, gathering and healing for more than a dozen other Native tribes and is still home to over 100,000 tribal members in the state of Illinois.
The Northwestern University Libraries welcomes students back to campus for the beginning of fall quarter! Whether you are just getting to the know the libraries or are a regular ready for a refresher, we are here for you! Xuemao Wang named Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
Northwestern’s Commitment to an Inclusive Environment All members of the Northwestern University community should be free from harassment and discrimination, and we intend to uphold our values. If any member of the community feels they have been treated unfairly because of their race, country of origin or where they have traveled, please reach out to the Office of Equity.
Northwestern University's Mathematics world-leading Dynamics Group is featured in this recent article of the Weinberg College News, highlighting the leadership of our Dynamics Group faculty members as well as the new $2.5 million Research Training Grant received from the National Science Foundation.
Learn more about Northwestern University in Qatar What We Teach Northwestern's Qatar campus offers bachelor's degrees in journalism and communication, minors in Africana studies, film and design, media and politics, Middle East studies, and strategic communication, and an Executive Education Program.