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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm still kind of mulling over how I feel about NU. I love it and want to continue here, but it's also very stressful.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Honestly, that's half the reason I came here. The alumni network is great and the name alone is a great indicator that you're a hard worker/good fit for the job

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I hate that there are so few non-res college options on South Campus

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I know a lot of people in the Greek system, but it's not a big deal if you don't rush

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't go to the gym often, but it's pretty nice, there's a lot of different classes and activities you can do.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel pretty good about NU, but I also feel like I'm constantly stressed out and my anxiety is always at like a 7.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not personally involved, but the people I know in sororities are kind and engaging individuals.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I personally am not involved in athletics, but I know the fight song and love seeing the crowds in Northwestern Purple Pride!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love the environment provided by Northwestern. The people and sense of community is wonderful, and the commitment to education as well as understanding is excellent.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I loved being a part of Greek life. It was so fun, but didn't consume my time the way it could have at other schools. Not having sorority houses and a live-in requirement was a plus. But Greeks hold the majority of leadership positions on campus and it is easy to get involved and make a difference. Being Greek has also opened so many doors for me after school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I loved going to sporting events. The facilities at the business school were amazing. It was easy to get a part time job. The weather was fantastic year-round. I loved being a part of sorority life on campus. I miss it everyday.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: My school was amazing, from athletics to academics to campus life, i loved every minute of it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: NU does a very good job of providing blue safety lights frequently throughout campus. It also promotes mental health awareness and provides free counseling.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Good school. Very academically stressful but the school knows and owns up to it. Gives you the tools to deal with it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think a degree from this school is very highly regarded. The alumni association is highly promoted.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Allison. It's very spacious and nice, but it is widely considered to be the best dorm on campus. Bobb, for example, is an awful place to live and is rather gross.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: NU is very academically challenging, and the quarter system throws a lot at you in a short amount of time. NU acknowledges this, and gives you the tools to deal with the difficulty, as well as any mental health issues you may have. NU is also a very progressive school, so if you are a minority (LGBT*, POC, etc.) NU tends to be a very accepting school.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't party. Parties aren't fun for me. So this doesn't really apply.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Those who party a lot their freshman year after being straight-laced in high school struggle the most. I've seen a lot of people drop out because they got addicted and their grades suffered.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Northwestern is hard. You need to know that. But it's also fun. There are lots of great places to study. My favorite spot is in the first floor of the main library. The dorms have study rooms too, if it's too cold to go outside. The professors are very approachable. I can't stress enough that it's a good habit to go to office hours.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: It can always get better, but considering how expensive NU is its diversity is very impressive.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't drink and I don't feel left out. I have a lot of friends, and my best friends I met outside of the atmosphere where there would be alcohol anyway. If your new friends are pressuring you, it might be a sign they aren't going to be your best friends.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I don't want to victim-blame, but the only person I've heard of being unsafe around campus was someone who went down a dark alley after midnight and got chased away by a homeless person, which I'm going to say was their fault. Evanston is a very safe place. I wouldn't leave my laptop or bike around unlocked, but there isn't much violence. As a general rule for freshman girls everywhere, the first few months on campus are very risky, so if you go to frats don't get drunk or lose track of your friends. Not that I've heard of any problems here, but that doesn't mean it can't or doesn't happen.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am constantly in awe of the number of great courses. I've taken classes in at least a dozen departments and I have loved all of the professors and most of the content. Class sizes are great. You can have your pick of anything between huge and tiny.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Career services are geared some reason towards consulting. But a degree from Northwestern is a powerful thing, and finding a job is easier for us than most. Not easy but easier--the economy is rough after all.

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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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