Founded in 1851, Northwestern University (NU) is a top ranking private research university located in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

NU has the following Schools and Colleges: Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; School of Communication; School of Continuing Studies; School of Education and Social Policy; Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; Graduate School; Medill School of Journalism; School of Law; J.L. Kellogg School of Management; Feinberg School of Medicine; Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music; Northwestern University in Qatar.

Northwestern University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA).

Rankings:

- Northwestern University is ranked 12th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2011).

- Ranked 12th among Tier 1 National Universities (US News & World Report 2010). It is placed 19th among the Top Medical Schools based on Research Ranking.

- Placed among the world's top 40 universities, ranked 33rd in 2008 and 32nd in 2009 (QS World University Rankings™).

- 70th in the Webometrics ranking of World Top Universities 2009.

- Northwestern University is ranked 30th globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- Rated 3rd in the 2010 US News Graduate Business School Rankings. It is placed 10th among the Top 100 Law Schools in the nation.

- 12th among the Top Graduate Schools in Education; 7th among Best Physical Therapy Schools (USNWR 2009).

- Northwestern University is rated 43rd among the Top 100 Most Expensive Colleges in US for the 2009-2010 school year (Campus Grotto).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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