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Reviews 1212 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Several people have been mugged walking in Evanston late at night.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: On campus shuttles are average but location to the el makes access to Chicago easy and awesome

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: We are a big 10 team but only in terms of academics and girls lacrosse

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Frat parties make up a large portion and really are terrible

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Evanston has tons of restaurants. There are loads of options for all tastes and price ranges.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There isn't a big drug scene at Northwestern. Many people drink and frat parties are popular, but drug use is not very noticeable.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pretty good options. It gets boring after awhile but they worked with me when I found out mid school year I was allergic to wheat and soy.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: there are alot of small restaruants which give unique options although most of them are asian

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its expensive and often not much for what you pay. Expect run down

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a bit annoying, but it can be nice since they usually have parties.

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4 College Junior

Technology: There are mostly nice computers, but it usually just takes a while to log on in the first place.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Haven't had the opportunity to experience the bar/club scene yet, but there's usually a party around if you're looking for it.

3 College Junior

Administration: Everything is relatively laid back, just don't do anything too stupid and you'll be fine.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: I go to school on the downtown campus so going out is expensive. The school itself does not have many social events.

4 College Senior

Academics: The workload is very high, especially in the first year of the DPT program. The faculty are excellent.

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5 College Senior

Majors: I am currently interning with a public radio station this summer that I got through Northwestern. It is an awesome experience, and it was easy to acquire through the NU's Career Services office, which helped me work on my resume and cover letter. The position is unpaid, but I won a grant through Northwestern that is specifically for unpaid internships. Finding an internship is easy, and Northwestern will do everything it can to help you pursue your dreams.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: No merit based scholarships but financial aid is given if you need it.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Big Ten Team!!!! Nuff said. The football can be cold to watch, but definitely worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Computer labs are decently crowded at times, which is why having a laptop is nice.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There is parking available but most students don't bring their car to school because of the availability for public transportation.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Northwestern is located in an extremely restaurant-heavy area, so there are a wide variety of options. You can find anything from Ethiopian to Mexican to Thai food within walking distance, and while some of the sit-down places can be on the expensive side of affordable, there are definitely a lot of cheaply-priced options as well. Cheesies (gourmet grilled cheese) is the most popular late night option, and Joy Yee's (Asian food and bubble teas) is a great choice for dinner with friends. Mount Everest (Indian food) and Noodles & Co have some of the best vegetarian options, but most places have something to offer in that department. Unfortunately, not many places offer student discounts, but the range in prices and types of food more than makes up for that.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: Great campus shuttles and city bus service. All of campus is served by mutliple 'El' stations along the purple line. Saferide is available all the time.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Northwestern parties like the yuppie Sperry-wearing North Shore school that it is. Great transit with on campus shuttles and saferides. There are lots of bars in Evanston but they're of the craft-brew/gastropub variety, unless you want to party with Evanston high schoolers at The Keg.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Evanston has stuff to do and is very close to Chicago, which has everything to do.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received enough financial aid to be able to attend, but not enough that it's not a big burden on my family.

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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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