- QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 28
- THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 20
- Northwestern University (NU) was established in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory.
- The first building, Old College, was opened on 5 November, 1855.
- Women students were admitted in 1869, and the first woman graduated in 1874.
Northwestern University, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208, United States