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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The class curriculum is very diverse, the class sizes are typically appropriate for the subject matter, and accessibility to graduate courses as an undergrad is a plus.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Northwestern has one of the premiere theatre programs in the country, and being located outside of Chicago, which is outstanding for recruiting local talent, is a plus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I typically feel safe on campus per the blue light buttons, campus security, and general safety of the neighborhood; however, the university is not as progressive as I thought in terms of sexual assault consideration and procedure.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing process is not adequately explained, especially when it is a first time application. It's my second year and I am still unsure of how it works.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I haven't had a lot of exposure to Greek life at NU.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: One of the major deterrents for student support in sports is the off campus stadium. Ease of traveling is limited because these facilities are not within walking distance; however, the school does well to incentivize attending sport games with free gifts and spirit nights, and typically provides shuttle systems for those whom are committed.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is definitely measured up to academic standards and has stellar staff and curriculum; however, the environment is highly competitive not so much within the school itself but in terms of the expected extra-curricular contributions .

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like Northwestern a lot. I think it has a lot to offer and combines the best aspects of a lot of other top schools--Big 10 sports, location close to Chicago, good job opportunities, high quality education, social life, etc.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My degree is very competitive, but I feel with Northwestern I have a better chance to get the jobs I do apply for.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There's usually not many incidents, and the university provides lots of education about health and personal well-being, both during freshman welcome week and throughout the year.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's a college dorm, it's not going to be a mansion. You usually can get one of your top dorms if you don't drag your feet on your res application. The dorms are average, clean (if you keep it clean) and averagely spacious. They each have their own personalities, so do your research on which is the best fit for you. Also keep in mind the North campus/South campus personalities.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I think you really get a social advantage if you join Greek life, if you're looking to meet new people and get in on the social scene. That being said, the process of recruitment for sororities can be judgy and there is a slightly palpable elitist vibe that comes from some of the chapters. I think joining a sorority was one of the best things I did during my first year, but it's not for everyone. No one will judge you if you don't, it's all personal preference.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We are a Big 10 school but we often lack the ability to pull the talent other state schools are able to get. Overall, sports are not a huge part of campus life, but we all go to football games and tailgates when the time comes.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Northwestern is very professionally oriented, and can be sort of a bubble environment. When your there, its stressful and sometimes it's easy to forget the rest of the world and what it's like to interact with people who weren't top 5% of their class and involved in 15 school clubs. Overall though, I would choose Northwestern again, because I think it gives you the best of both worlds when choosing between top private schools and the atmosphere of a state school. The education is high quality, the location is great, the social life is decent if you make an effort, Greek life is active but different than at a state school, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our hockey program was the only thing that people cared about

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I had an awesome time at Miami. The professors/students/entire organization was amazing. It was a great culture and has prepared me well for full time employment.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's generally a very safe place; there are definitely mishaps, especially late at night, but overall, I would say campus is pretty safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many things to do, and I've only just begun exploring, but I really love the campus and the people. It's an amazing school, and I am so glad that I am here.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many resources on campus to help out with jobs and research and internships, you really just have to go and look for them.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It definitely puts you a lot closer to campus, so events, classes, and friends are very easy access. It's also quite close to downtown (if you're south) and so there are lots of food places and shops to explore.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a lot of fraternities and sororities, but while they're very present on campus, they're not always super notiiceable.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There's a lot of school spirit, and most of the people I know are involved in at least one IM sport. It's not an overwhelming presence, but it's definitely very integrated in the community.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's so much to do both on and off campus, and I really love the diversity in events. It becomes a little difficult learning how to juggle social and study life, but you'll definitely figure it out.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe walking alone on campus at night.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The journalism program at Northwestern University is exactly what I thought it would be. The teachers are very involved and helpful. My writing has certainly improved since being here.

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At Northwestern, schoolwork can seem overwhelming at points, but students don’t let that stop them from having fun. After spending the school week doing long readings, writing papers, and taking ever-present midterms, students have a knack for finding ways to kick back and relax. This does not always include partying. For those who want to party, the option is always there. If partying is not your thing, there are movies, cool coffee shops to check out, and all of Chicago's cultural offerings just a short "L" ride away.

Northwestern students are generally happy with their choice of school—there is a retention rate nearing 100 percent year after year. There are the usual complaints (cold winters, hard classes, and lack of sleep, to name a few), but everyone has their reason for choosing NU, and the reasons usually do not disappoint. Most students like most aspects of their life at Northwestern. The mid-size student body (8,000 undergrads) allows you to meet new people in various activities or classes, but you are guaranteed to see familiar faces every time you walk outside or eat in a dining hall. Different aspects of the school can be hit or miss, depending on what you’re looking for, but the people you meet and the friends you make will greatly enhance your experience. Students come from many walks of life, but the differences in backgrounds are hardly noticeable on the surface. Everyone has similar goals for the future, and everyone will go places after they graduate. This is Northwestern, after all.

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