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Northwestern University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueC University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeB-
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about Individual Value than the average student.
Date: Jan 01 2015
Major: Unknown (This Major's Salary over time)
It's been a struggle to enjoy my time here as an undergrad and I know that a fair number of students that feel the way I do. The people here are amazing (intelligent, diverse, thoughtful) - but it's hard to have a good time when the everyday energy is tense and closed off. The culture here is clique-ish. People are more concerned with having the appearance of being part of a group than celebrating individuality.

The academics are great. Great professors that are willing to help, interesting classes. Also, people are impressed by Northwestern's name, which is a superficial thing but also pretty nice to have.

If you're going to come here, be very, very proactive about finding a good social life/group right from the start of your freshman year. Otherwise those opportunities tend to close up. If you find the right ones, you'll probably have a good time.

commentThank you for the outstanding insight. My oldest child has applied for admission to N.U., and information like this hard to come by. This keeps coming up in other reviews, that basically you get one chance to "fit in" right away as a freshman…I think that is sad that the first few weeks on campus determine your next four years of social wellbeing. Anyway, thanks for your helpful input.
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