Evanston, IL
Northwestern University


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Christine
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Northwestern University has laid the ground work for innovation. The Medill school is always up to speed on shifts in the ind...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northwestern University has laid the ground work for innovation. The Medill school is always up to speed on shifts in the industry related to journalism or marketing. What I love most about the school is we're able to apply what we learn in the classroom to the real world immediately. We're making an impact globally. This school has forever changed my career and will continue to do so as I work towards graduation.

Jesse
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While Northwestern's big on "student life" and pushes for diversity/inclusion, being a part of the school makes one feel almo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

While Northwestern's big on "student life" and pushes for diversity/inclusion, being a part of the school makes one feel almost displaced. The quarter system puts them off of almost every other school's schedules, greatly limiting time on breaks that could be spent with friends at other institutions. Within the school itself, there are many opportunities to get involved with clubs and events, but the time crunch students face due to the packing of an entire course in 10 weeks or less and the constant stream of exams makes it hard to balance much else alongside classwork. This balance is made even more difficult to keep in place as a good portion of the teaching faculty performs in a sub-par fashion, making the students work even harder to teach themselves much of, if not all, the material which they should be getting taught. Further, there is a push by the university of making it "accessible to everyone", meaning that even those in financial hardships can attend and not worry too much about being able to afford food and housing. The only issue with this is that the school almost entirely stops helping after admission. Grants and scholarships are given out to those who can't pay the huge tuition and fees, but then they're left to figure out how to get winter clothes, understand their living situation, and find resources on campus that'll help them through the classes they have to take that ask for 4 different computer programs and overpriced textbooks. For those who don't own a high-performance computer, the library computers seem to be the only option to use many class-required programs, as the "loaner laptop" system the school has in place is not only limited (1st come 1st serve basis), it is also inefficient and shrinking due to it being moved away from under the Student Enrichment Services into the main school library, all because of the large budget cuts the school puts into effect (as a result of them investing heavily into the athletics program which only benefits a small population of the school). This university has incredible potential to be a top institution, and to be part of one of the most helpful and most forming experiences some people may have in their lives, but it limits itself greatly simply because of poor management.

Ayobami
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Northwestern University is an excellent institution that combines world-class academics with fun and excitement. Everyone her...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northwestern University is an excellent institution that combines world-class academics with fun and excitement. Everyone here loves to have a laugh, and while we work extremely hard, we know how to balance our health, recreation, and time with everything else. A degree from Northwestern already speaks volumes, but you will also learn many skills that will open up doors bigger than the ones that your degree opens.

Lexia
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Northwestern University was the best college choice I could have ever made for myself. It is a perfect match and I know right...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northwestern University was the best college choice I could have ever made for myself. It is a perfect match and I know right now since it is summer break all of my friends and I are ready to get back onto campus. I am so happy to be able to call NU my home for at least the next three years, the only thing I wish that could change is how expensive going to this university is.

William
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It is a prestigious and diverse in more ways than one can count. Students here are excellent in anything they do, and always...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a prestigious and diverse in more ways than one can count. Students here are excellent in anything they do, and always find their place and people. It is especially great for anyone who is multi-faceted and wants to do 2 very different things. For example, I am a premed and also in engineering school

Katylyn
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Northwestern State University of Louisiana is an amazing college to attend! It offers many cultural, educational, and social ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is an amazing college to attend! It offers many cultural, educational, and social opportunities. It’s like a home. In my opinion you should attend nsu if you’re considering a university, it’s definitely welcoming and will be the best choice!

Cameryn
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Northwestern University has many great academic opportunities for students to both explore different disciplines and cultivat...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northwestern University has many great academic opportunities for students to both explore different disciplines and cultivate their already chosen disciplines. There are many people from different cultures and backgrounds that students have an opportunity to build relationships with and learn from. The only down side is that there are still some groups on campus that do not feel as though there are safe spaces for them on campus.

Brian
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Very disappointing experience (I just graduated). The administration doesn’t care for its students and the student body is hi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very disappointing experience (I just graduated). The administration doesn’t care for its students and the student body is highly segregated. Evanston is an ok suburb, but the winter makes it a tough place to live. Very competitive engineering classes. The student body is extremely liberal and progressive. In some ways, it can be a bit overbearing to a moderate and quiet kid looking for truly diverse opinions. Any sociological belief that is an aberration gets shut down and shunned upon by those adherent to Northwestern norms. The university prides itself on diversity, but frankly, its effort best represents tokenism in this regard (evident in even the commencement and convocation speeches). Learning isn’t a priority for most students. Rather, grades take the precedent. If you don’t know what you want to do before you come to Northwestern, you likely won’t know what you want to do when you leave Northwestern. The opposite applies as well.

Amber
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So fat, I've enjoyed my time at Northwestern University. My financial aid package is good, although I know some people have h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

So fat, I've enjoyed my time at Northwestern University. My financial aid package is good, although I know some people have had trouble with their package after sopomore year. There are many opportunities to get involved in academics and extra-curricular activities, and great facilities.

Sonya
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They have some great teachers. Most of the teachers are nice and are willing to work with you to help you learn the informati...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

They have some great teachers. Most of the teachers are nice and are willing to work with you to help you learn the information. I did a post-bac pre-medicine program. The people in the program were more mature and were there to study and learn. They were social but also respected the learning process. They didn't want to make up results in lab just to get out of a Saturday lab session earlier.

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  • 8,791
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $50,855
  • Acceptance rate
  • 11%

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