College News and Fun Facts: Northwestern University

Running a marathon isn’t your thing? Don’t worry – Northwestern doesn’t care whether students who want to put in 26.6 miles, but you better be up for a 30 hour long dance marathon! The Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) has raised over $18M since its founding in 1975.

Paint The Rock. Want to have the whole school know about an event? Don’t go to Facebook, Twitter, or any social media platform – all you need is the Rock. The large rock on campus can be painted over, and is now the host of messages and events for all to see.

Notable Alumni:

  • Color: Purple and White
  • Mascot: Willie the Wildcat
  • Admit Rate: 8.4% (Class of 2022). Read more