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Most Helpful Review for Northwestern University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Allison from Port Barrington, IL
  • 63 out of 64 people found this review helpful

If you can to learn, you will. The professors don't spoon-feed information - instead, they give you the tools to learn the subjects yourself. Also, just hanging out with people (students, and sometimes students hang out with professors) helps you learn; generally, the students here are smart, and so casual conversation topics sometimes teach just as much as a class lecture.

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  • Andrew from Woodstock, IL
  • Oct-19-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    This school looks very interesting. They appear to be a good research university. It would be wise for people to do their own research before applying.

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  • Alan from Albuquerque, NM
  • Oct-17-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I have heard a lot of great things about Northwestern. As a future music major that just applied to the school of music, I would really look forward to the countless performance opportunities offered on campus and in Chicago. Not to mention having the Chicago Symphony Orchestra right next door!

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  • Anonymous
  • Jul-06-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    it's a very neat campus and the learning atmosphere is very special. everyone seems very connected and they seem to love what they are doing. tour guides and others at the school were very friendly; you can tell that they all want to achieve greatness and are extremely smart and hard working, but can also have fun with academics and extracurricular activities.

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  • anon from minneapolis, mn
  • Jun-22-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    beautiful campus, super friendly environment, seems rigorous academically, great location (right outside of chicago), everything you could want in a school!

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  • jeremy from naperville, il
  • May-22-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    the campus is absolutely gorgeous, and all of the professors, secretaries, and students i had met on the trip were wonderful, driven people. hearing about the opportunity that this school gives to it's students allows me to feel a sense of how much each student in northwestern is cared for. everyone at northwestern would not want to be anywhere else, and neither did i.

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  • William from Smithfield, VA
  • Dec-09-2015 I am a current student here

    This is a wonderful environment with excellent faculty. Good food, great people, and an awesome lakeview! I cannot recommend this school highly enough.

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  • Zachery from Trevor, WI
  • Oct-26-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Absolutely a wonderful environment. Very inviting and navigationable. And the football field is AMAZING!!

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  • Jack from Cincinnati , OH
  • Aug-25-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I visited the campus last week and it was the most beautiful campus ever. There are an abundance of activities to do and with the city of Chicago within sight the posibilites are endless. I would love to attend Northwestern.

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  • Emma from Reseda, CA
  • Jul-03-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Northwestern University not only has a fantastic rigorous core program, but a GREAT performing arts department, specifically musical theatre, in my case, as well. It's located in Chicago, which I visited this past year, and it is beautiful there. If you want a well-rounded education in a great city, this is really the place to apply, in my opinion.

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  • Jack from Franconia, NH
  • May-11-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I visited Chicago to check out UChicago and threw in a trip to Northwestern just because my aunt and uncle are both alums. UChicago disappointed me, but Northwestern, with its beauty, individuality, and dedicated students (my tour guide was working on achieving his masters in Chemical Engineering in four years), felt perfect.

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