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Reviews 1212 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Medill Career services is helpful in creating resumes and suggesting potential internships.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus housing is not as clean as I hoped it would be. However, the rooms are relatively spacious and close to my classes.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a supporter of Greek Life on any college campus.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not involved in athletics at Northwestern University.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Northwestern University is as challenging as I thought it would be. Additionally, the journalism program is as valuable as its reputation suggests.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: NUPD do good things. Absolutely. But in terms of mental health services here, as I've been made aware by friends, NU can be very unresponsive and negative in dealing with it.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I could not change my choice to come here if the opportunity presented itself.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a theatre major, job prospects are terrifying, but you do get a very strong network here and you are prepped for the outside world.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not a member of Greek life, but I know many who are and seem very happy with their fraternities and sororities.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: Although I personally don't attend many sporting events, we always have the opportunity to see a wide range of sporting events, being a big 10 school.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Northwestern is a fantastic place. Right on the water and close to Chicago, it's a great melting pot of different interests and opportunities for students.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: its what you make of it

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and think it was the right fit, life here is just pretty stressful at times, but it's worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A lot of people get great internships/jobs after graduation.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On campus housing is great while you're an underclassman, then most people move off campus for junior and senior year.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I wishGreek life was less prevalent on campus, but a lot of students are involved with it including myself.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is by far the most attended of all sporting events, although men's basketball also gets a good turnout.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Northwestern, but sometimes life/academics get very stressful here.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This campus is very safe, and sexual assault is not a problem that I know of.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors and courses are really good and teach very well. But, some teachers don't seem like they know what they're talking about or they have no idea how to use the school grade website and it's extremely frustrating.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are somewhat important here, but they don't really contribute to campus life. People will attend games, but there isn't any school spirit hardly, and games don't have a huge student attendance rate.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've been trying to get connected on this campus, and it is nearly impossible unless you're involved in a club (which there are few of) or athletics. I was really excited to come to this university, but now I dread coming here. There is no student life, and everybody goes home on the weekends and for a good reason.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have had no security issues at all since being on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't had too much experience with it yet but there are a lot of resources.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors really try their best to go out of their way and help you.

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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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