|Sports:||baseball, basketball, cheer/dance team, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, wrestling|
It has several prominent graduate schools, including high-ranking law and business schools.
Northwestern has 12 women's and 9 men's sports teams. The football program has won 1 bowl game (while losing 5). It is the only private university member of the Big 10 Conference (until USC joins at a later date).
Located near the liberal city of Chicago in the liberal state of Illinois, Northwestern has often graduated alumni who go on to be highly prominent liberal figures. Some of the most prominent examples include:
- Rod Blagojevich
- William Jennings Bryan
- Stephen Colbert
- Rahm Emanuel
- Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women
- John Paul Stevens
- Adlai Stevenson
- 2011 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. Retrieved on November 20, 2012.