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Northwestern University Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes 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. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students.


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633 Clark Street
IL 60208 Evanston
United States
Phone: (847) 491-3741

 Admissions office:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
PO Box 3060
IL 60204Evanston
United States
Phone: (847) 491-7271

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