Northwestern University (NU) is an American private research university located in Evanston, Illinois. Founded in 1851, Northwestern is a leading institution of higher education and research in the United States. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs across 12 schools and colleges, as well as professional degrees through its Feinberg School of Medicine, Kellogg School of Management, Pritzker School of Law, and other schools. The university enrolls more than 21,000 students from all 50 states and around the world. NU’s historic 269-acre campus is on the shores of Lake Michigan, just north of downtown Chicago. The school also has two satellite campuses: one in Doha, Qatar; and one in San Francisco, California. Northwestern was founded by Methodist clergymen who sought to provide educational opportunities for their children beyond what was available at local rural schools at that time. During the first few decades after opening its doors to students in 1855 with just 10 faculty members offering courses in law and medicine (later expanding to include departments such as chemistry), Northwestern became known for excellence in academic achievement as well as athletics. Throughout its history it has maintained a reputation for producing graduates who excel both academically and professionally after graduating from Northwestern University.
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