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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Pretty average, I mean, we're not Alabama, but we're also pretty decent in our own right

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's like a lot of other schools, I guess. Not ridiculous, not paragons of perfection

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Haven't lived off campus, just seen other peoples' places

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Dining capital of the North Shore isn't just a name

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's pretty good, but is pretty widely variable...

College Sophomore

Majors: I've not had an internship

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Very easy admission for my major. No restrictions and not many prereqs

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus safety is pretty good, but sexual assault is still an issue

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration isn't the most responsive

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: NU gives pretty good financial aid. Not great, but survivable

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I feel pretty safe around campus because the police are always around. However, there are many underage drinkers that are drinking endlessly without anybody saying anything.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Although there is a great variety of off-campus dining options, most of them are pretty expensive for an average college student.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I like how this school has a great variety of majors within all the different schools at Northwestern.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love the curriculum and all the opportunities available to students on and off campus. Although the workload is pretty heavy and I spent a lot of my time trying to catch up in my classes, I think it's necessary.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Although many people make it seem like off-campus housing is less expensive, I think it's pretty much the same because the rent is a lot for the space provided. Also, there are much more expenses that have to be made when you are living off-campus.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I actually don't think the party scene makes a positive impact on the student experience because many people get really out of control and it's a big distraction to those who aren't partiers.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: As good as dining halls get pretty much

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have 3 great gyms and the membership is included in the tuition. When it comes to varsity sports, many people go to football games because of the fun tailgates before them, but people care less than you would expect from a Big 10 university.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Evanston is amazing. You will never run out of new delicious places to try regardless of your dietary needs.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Pretty average for a college campus with a prevalent Greek life

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Students are more attractive than you would expect from a high-ranking university, but can be slightly socially awkward and definitely overthink everything.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: A lot of partying that happens at school is at the fraternities, which host parties pretty regularly. There are 3 main bars that NU students go to that aren't that convenient to get to but have free cover charge specific nights and many fraternities will host pre-games before them.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: For such an expensive and prestigious university, I think Northwestern does a good job of accepting diverse students, but I don't think there's social equality when it comes to socio-economic class more so than race.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wish there were more classes available in science subject areas for non-majors.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a very competitive nationally ranked school

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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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