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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses
Most Popular Majors
Political Science and Government157 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production134 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics108 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication93 Graduates
Industrial Engineering89 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.86 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.116 responses
After Northwestern University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
Northwestern University Reviews
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I attended Northwestern because of the music program and the professor I would be working with. My professor was amazing, and so was the music program as a whole. I was able to pursue a double major with an outside field, and while it was difficult and busy, the administration helped me every quarter by allowing me to take extra classes to finish on time. The campus is beautiful, but there is always construction. It is not a huge party school, but there are parties and lots of other ways to have fun. I loved the proximity to Chicago and the public transit system. Overall, I liked the student body. There was a general hard work ethic, and though my majors weren't particularly competitive, I know there were some that were fairly cut-throat. The mental health services can be improved upon, but I felt that NU was a very accepting, diverse, and progressive school overall. Financial aid was great, and getting better!
I am only a freshman at NU, but even though I have only been here for a few months, I can honestly say that I love this school and the plethora of opportunities it has to offer. Academics here are very rigorous and competitive, but fortunately you are always surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your interests and are determined to be successful. It is not hard to get involved on campus. On weekends, students like to go to a football or basketball game or just hang out at trendy restaurants and cafes in Evanston. There are numerous student groups, sports, and volunteer opportunities so that you may take full advantage of what NU has to offer. The faculty here is great; professors and advisors are very knowledgable and willing to help you out in any way. Keeping up with school, work, and your social life can be hard, I admit, but I am glad I chose Northwestern.
Evanston is a perfect place for a college to be in: well-developed public transport, subway line to Chicago, lots of restaurants and shops, not so hectic as large cities, and a safe neighborhood. Northwestern is relatively large for a private college, but a bigger school means more opportunities. There are faculties doing research in almost every realm of arts and sciences, and the pre-professional programs are excellent here. The only problem is that Northwestern might be a bit too pre-professional: everyone is either a pre-med or looking for a job in consulting business, and you will feel lonely if you are a linguistics major or physics major or something.