College Sophomore 2013-12-10T09:44:18Z
I think that there is a need for a lot of people here to drink. Because it's so stressful, alcohol provides a good, sociable release. Usually, it's not a problem. But for some, the stress is too much and the alcohol compounds the problem. I think the campus is quite tolerant of those who do not drink, although one could feel left out if parties aren't your thing.
College Sophomore 2013-12-10T09:42:07Z
I really recommend exploring all of the dining halls across campus. I've found myself to sink into a loop, going to the same place over and over each day. This gets both boring and predictable. And, because I don't find the availability and options good, it makes it even worse.
I can't believe there are no all night options on campus anywhere.
College Sophomore 2013-12-10T09:40:15Z
Campus transportation is free for students. So if you need it, it's a good option. The cost for public transportation is not outrageous, so that is also an option for longer distance traveling.
College Sophomore 2013-12-10T09:38:34Z
If you've got friends living off campus, it's much easier to find a place. They're more likely to know who is moving out of a place, and where the vacancies are. If not, you've got a lot of work to do. The best thing to do is post on Facebook a lot, to try to get people you know to ask around. We ended up with a good deal--paying a pretty low price--because we had friends living in the same complex the year before. Honestly, it's all hit or miss. It's hard to predict.
College Sophomore 2013-12-10T09:36:15Z
The winter gets pretty cold, and it makes a 10-15 minute walk seem much longer than it really is. It's always windy here, so I usually wear a coat longer than at home. But it's not a major problem I have to deal with here.
College Sophomore 2013-12-10T09:35:13Z
At a liberal university, there is always much activism within the student community. So, while there are countless areas of improvement that are imperative, we do have the sense of action that many universities find harder to deal with. Students are very vocal about injustices, and rarely let them go without outcry.
College Sophomore 2013-12-10T09:32:51Z
Prices are expensive, but could be much worse. I don't think there is a necessity to have a car, since much of the campus is walkable. For me, walking is much more practicable.
College Sophomore 2013-12-10T09:30:58Z
The proximity to classes, for me, makes campus housing so much easier to forgive it for its faults. I don't like being subject to the dining hall's schedule and menu, but it's better than paying money for food out of my own pocket every day. I love having friends all over the place in my dorm--it's a very tight-knit group, and it feels like one big family.
College Sophomore 2013-12-10T09:28:46Z
The campus is strict, in that the rigor of everyone's course loads is so extreme that it is incredibly difficult to maintain a normal social life. A social life shouldn't be a privilege, yet it feels like it is here sometimes.
College Junior 2013-11-10T21:41:36Z
I have had a pretty good experience thus far but Northwestern is extremely expensive. If I had to choose again, I may have stayed in-state.
College Junior 2013-11-10T21:40:41Z
Health & Safety:
All campuses have a few security issues every now and then but I think Northwestern does a good job overall with protecting the student body. The only incidents I hear about are robberies that occur close to the edge of campus. I feel relatively safe as a female on campus.
College Junior 2013-11-10T21:38:53Z
Every school claims to be diverse but I don't think many really are. Northwestern is still heavily populated with white, affluent students.
College Junior 2013-11-10T21:36:35Z
Evanston is not known for anything major except Northwestern. If you want to have some real fun, you would have to go to Chicago.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:59:02Z
While I love the location of Northwestern, the facilities could use some renovation. Most notably is the Norris Student Center which is in real need of expansion.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:57:34Z
Evanston has great dining options that I frequent. Chicago of course also has magnificent dining options for anyone.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:56:36Z
Evanston is great and clean and Chicago is just a train-ride away. Doesn't get much better than that.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:55:20Z
I personally did not receive much financial aid but I know several people who are going here for cheaper than state school because of their background. Northwestern has the money, you just have to be the right person to qualify for it.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:54:03Z
Dining halls are nice but food gets old very quickly and is not always super high quality. They are nicer than your parents' dining halls but not the best in the country.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:52:59Z
The engineering at Northwestern is very rigorous but also extremely rewarding. Not for the faint of heart but well worth it for those that can handle it. Faculty are excellent and someone is always willing to help.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:52:59Z
The only reason this is a four is because there is not an undergraduate business program. There are a variety of majors available, but this becomes rather limited for those looking for undergraduate business.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:50:58Z
The L and Metra lines run right next to campus but the shuttle downtown only runs relatively limited hours. However on-campus shuttles are always transporting people.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:49:40Z
Chicago's Big Ten Team, what more can I possibly say?
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:48:48Z
Guys & Girls:
Sort of your typical ivy-league scenario, lots of preppy kids but also lots of kids from diverse backgrounds that are just interested in being social.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:47:20Z
Very urban setting, makes parking a somewhat arduous task.
College Freshman 2013-11-10T19:46:31Z
I don't know much about off-campus housing so I cannot say.
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