Northwestern University

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For the university in Natchitoches, Louisiana, see Northwestern State University.

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 1851.[3] It ranked #12 in US News's 2013 National Universities Rankings.[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] 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:

Thousands of Northwestern graduates work for the mainstream media in high-ranking positions at groups such as MSNBC and The New York Times.

Many Northwestern graduates go on to work as prominent actors or otherwise prominent studio individuals in Hollywood, such as far-left homosexual producer Greg Berlanti.

Northwestern's liberal faculty includes Bernardine Dohrn.