Founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery by Dr. J. Martin Littlejohn, Midwestern University (MWU) has established itself as a leader in medical education, research and clinical practice. The university was originally situated in Hyde Park, Chicago, but moved to its current Illinois campus in suburban Downers Grove in 1986. This campus is comprised of four colleges including the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the College of Health Sciences and the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois.
In 1995, the university expanded with the purchase of a second campus in Glendale, Arizona, which mirrors the Downers Grove colleges with the addition of a College of Optometry. The Glendale campus also houses the Midwestern University Multispeciality Clinic, the Midwestern University Dental Institute and the Midwestern University Eye Institute.
Students living in university housing or an off campus apartment at the Downers Grove campus have access to the school's modern academic classrooms, laboratories, library and auditorium. Student living and university living at MWU allow students to participate in a variety of on campus activities like the University Student Senate, cultural groups and organizations dedicated to specific medical fields like sports medicine. Just west of Chicago, students can also commute into the city to visit its world-famous cultural, commercial, recreational, residential and educational centers like the Loop, Willis Tower and Navy Pier.
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