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Northwestern University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkC+ Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueC- University Resource UseC-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessD
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeF
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Self Absorbed

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She cares more about Campus Maintenance than the average student.
Date: Oct 03 2008
Major: Unknown (This Major's Salary over time)
Honestly, the social life sucks unless you go Greek. I think having sororities dominate the school is an enormous mistake; it basically creates an artificial in-group at a university too large to adopt high school dynamics on its own.

I majored in Liberal Arts, and the Northwestern Job center cuts you off after a year—so not so helpful post-graduation, either. Sure, some people look at 'Northwestern' and are impressed, so that counts for something… But overall I wish I'd gone to another school where

1) all the into-level classes were not weed-out classes. I wanted to EXPLORE possible interests before choosing a major, but I couldn't take risks at Northwestern given the difficulty of freshman-level classes and the need to keep my grades up for my back-up plan (law school)

2) NO SORORITIES OR FRATERNITIES. I can't emphasize this enough.

Unless you're on a sports team, Greek, a theater/radio television film major, or a music major, you're pretty much screwed. This university has nothing to offer you by way of social life.

I would have gone somewhere else. A thousand times over.

questionWhy do you say unless youre a music major? I'm a music major interested in NU and I'm curious exactly why being a music major would contribute to your social life. thanks!
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