Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeA+
Northwestern University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Big Ten Conference
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Political Science and Government157Graduates
- Drama and Theatre Production134Graduates
- Mathematics & Statistics108Graduates
- Radio, Television, and Digital Communication93Graduates
- Industrial Engineering89Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.86 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.116 responses
After Northwestern University
- Very Good502
Northwestern University student life is impeccable. For one, there is a large greek life, around 60% are participants and they always have fun active ways to get students involved and charitable on campus. Additionally, there are over 200 students groups/clubs that students can get involved in and each quarter, we host an activities fair where students can sign up for events or clubs they are interested in. Furthermore, Northwestern is just in the heart of Evanston where there is petite bakeries, distinguished department stores, and of course, up scale bars and restaurants. With three big gym facilities, students can incessantly find ways to stay in shape with fitness classes, get a massage, play a sport or simply have fun chilling at the beach just outside our biggest gym. There are 2 studnt beaches bordering the east side of campus which makes for a great way to get out in the sun and get a good swim. Our campus student center, Norris, also houses all the student organizations, boasts of prestigious food, a whole floor just for all types of games, ice-skating rink in the winter, concerts, plays, and theatre performances. At Northwestern, you can always find something to do that will keep your spirits high and leave you stress-free!
- College Senior
- Apr 16 2013
Evanston is a great college town. There are so many fantastic restaurants within walking distance, and some even have student discounts. There is a nearby movie theater, public library, Whole Foods and CVS, and an easy, accessible, transit system- the Evanston loop. There are great options for off-campus living, and Chicago is just 40 minutes away! Most businesses will be happy to sponsor student-run philanthropies. However, conflict arises when it comes to apartment living. Noise complaints are filed very often and the Brothel Law (no more than 3 unrelated tenants in an apartment) caused quite a stir among students.
- College Sophomore
- Apr 27 2012
Cognitive Science Major – I love this major! First of all, our professors are top notch. My intro class was taught by none other than Dedre Gentner, right now a prominent researcher in analogical reasoning. She coined a lot of key theories in the subject. The workload is manageable, but you definitely need to put in some effort to get an A. This major is very interesting. It's a mix of psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, anthropology, and philosophy; it's definitely a great mix! In addition, it is very easy to get involved with the cognitive science research on campus. The professors are eager to work with enthusiastic students, and it is even possible to be published with a professor during your freshman year! In my opinion, if you think you're interested in this major, sit through a class or look through the major requirements. It'll definitely pique your interest!
- College Sophomore
- July 17 2011