Northwestern University was established in 1851 to serve the people of the Northwest Territory, an area that now embraces the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. The town that grew up around the University was named Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans.
After completing it's first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. By 1900 the University had grown to include seven undergraduate and graduate schools with 2,700 students and an annual budget of more than $200,000.
Today Northwestern is one the country's leading private research universities, with an annual budget of more than $1 billion and 5,700 employees. Approximately 15,800 full-time and part-time students are enrolled in the University's 11 colleges and schools, which are located on campuses in Evanston and Chicago.
Evanston Campus stretching for nearly a mile along Lake Michigan,(just ask this happy student) the Evanston campus is located in the first suburb north of Chicago. The campus includes a mixture of historic and modern buildings in a beautifully landscaped setting. Approximately 11,500 full-time students are enrolled on the Evanston campus in the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Social Policy, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Graduate School, Medill School of Journalism, J. L. Kellogg School of Management, School of Music, and School of Speech.
Chicago Campus located since 1920 between Lake Michigan and North Michigan Avenue (Chicago's "Magnificent Mile"), Northwestern's Chicago campus includes approximately 1,900 full-time students in the School of Law, Medical School, and some Graduate School programs.
In addition, more than 2,400 part-time students are enrolled in the evening program of the Kellogg School and in the School of Continuing Studies, Northwestern's continuing education division. Several hospitals of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University also are located on the Chicago campus.
NorthWestern is also one of the Big Ten teams of college football. Here is a photo of one of the ....WILDCATS
NUs Kevin Bentley, playing for the Blue Squad, stops the Gray Squads Tyree Foreman, of Virginia, for no gain in the first half of the Blue-Gray All Star Game at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.
Now we must be moving along. I thought I saw Marcy and Bev and Bobby go over to the McCormick Library. Probably to check out the reading room there....
So Joe, if you would be so kind,to go nudge them along, we then can continue our tour. Thank You!
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