The private university founded here in 1851 by town namesake John Evans sits on a sprawling, picturesque campus hugging Lake Michigan. Among its highly regarded undergraduate and graduate schools are the Medill School of Journalism and Kellogg School of Management. It's also home to the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, which houses more than 4,000 works in its permanent collection. Northwestern's Big Ten athletics program draws a mix of students and locals to games,
especially to see the Wildcats football team play at Ryan Field.