• Northwestern University was founded in 1851. The university has 8,367 undergraduate students and 8,108 graduate students on its Evanston and Chicago campuses for a total student population of 16,475. There are 2,500 full-time faculty members.
• Northwestern’s business school was founded in 1908, and ranks among the top five business schools in the country.
• Northwestern’s 240-acre campus is located in the City of Evanston, just 12 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan. The campus’ stunning natural setting along the lakefront has views of the famous Chicago skyline from Northwestern’s beach. The Evanston community comprises residential neighborhoods, business districts and recreational facilities. The city maintains 263 acres of parks, which include five Lake Michigan beaches, a boat launch, running and biking trails, an indoor ice rink and 24 tennis courts.
• Kellogg’s full-time MBA and PhD programs are in Evanston, as well as its part-time executive programs. There is also a 25-acre campus in Chicago that houses Kellogg’s part-time evening MBA program, as well as Northwestern’s Law and Medical Schools.
• There are Executive MBA joint degree programs in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Canada. Kellogg’s partners include the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University in Israel; WHU-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management in Vallendar, Germany; the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in China; and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Canada.
• Kellogg also has a campus in Miami (Kellogg-Miami Campus) that combines the resources of a top-ranked business school with the convenience of being located in the financial center of the southeastern United States and the gateway to Latin America.
• Evanston, a city of 74,000 people, is a University town and has both a suburban and urban feel – with the benefits of city living with lots of housing options, shopping, and restaurants but still having a small-town, residential friendliness. Evanston’s proximity to Chicago is a definitely plus – from arts and culture to sports to dining.
• Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, is the country’s second largest financial center and headquarters for some of the nation’s largest banks, brokerage houses, and consulting and commodity firms. It is the transportation hub of the United States, a business and industrial giant and a world-renowned center for medicine.
• The University of Chicago is Kellogg’s neighbor to the south. Having two top business schools in such a vibrant area is a definite plus on a teaching and research level. There are opportunities to take classes at the University of Chicago through a cooperative program. The University of Chicago classes would appear on a Northwestern transcript.
• The Kellogg School (then known as the School of Commerce) awarded its first business doctoral degree in 1927.
• There are seven programs of study at the PhD level:
• Of the 143 research faculty members, 64 professors hold endowed chairs and most serve in editorial positions at leading research journals.
• There are currently 137 doctoral students enrolled at Kellogg.
• There are 20 research centers that support collaborative research between faculty members and graduate students in various disciplines, both within Kellogg and throughout Northwestern University.
• Several scholarly journals are edited at Kellogg, two of which – the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
and Games and Economics
– were founded at Kellogg. The Journal of Financial Intermediation
was also founded at Kellogg.
• The Jacobs Center, which houses the Kellogg School, is also home to the Economics Department, so students are at the heart of the Economics community on campus. Additionally, the Jacobs Center is close to the Departments of Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics, and Engineering.
• Kellogg’s Research Computing Department
supports faculty and doctoral students in their research. Research Computing manages the research resources and facilities available at Kellogg that include supporting their use, educating users, and troubleshooting in statistical computing.
• Northwestern University Library is one of the largest university libraries in the United States, and it is 10th in holdings among US private universities. It has more than 5.4 million volumes and 94,163 current periodicals and serials, more than 700 databases – more than 90% accessible electronically and 6,000 electronic journals. More than 73,000 e-books were added to the Library’s collection in 2010, and there are 22 terabytes of unique digital content (NUL). Other libraries on the Evanston campus often used by Kellogg students are the Mathematics Library and the Seeley G. Mudd Science and Engineering Library. Students also have access to other excellent libraries in the Chicago area through the Reference Department and to specialized materials throughout the world through the Interlibrary Loan Department.