Northwestern University

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Northwestern University
City: Evanston, Illinois
Type: Private
Sports: baseball, basketball, cheer/dance team, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, wrestling[1]
Colors: purple, white
Mascot: Wildcats
Endowment: $7.2 billion[2]

Northwestern University is an Illinois private university founded in 1853.[3] It ranked #14 in US News's 2008 "National Universities: Top Schools" list.[4]

It has several prominent graduate schools, including high-ranking law and business schools.


Northwestern has 12 women's and 9 men's sports teams.[1] The football program has won 1 bowl game (while losing 5).[5]