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Most Helpful Review for Northwestern University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Allison from Port Barrington, IL
  • 61 out of 62 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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  • 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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  • Claudia from Park Ridge, NJ
  • Jan-22-2015 I am a current student here

    Northwestern is very good at challenging its students with a variety of academic courses and sequences. The faculty are very attentive to students' needs, and it is easy to meet with professors to discuss any questions or comments related to coursework. The social atmosphere is vast; there are dozens of student groups and organizations, and although it may seem overwhelming, everyone finds their niche.

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  • Naomi from Chicago, IL
  • Nov-09-2014 I am a current student here

    This is a very academically rigorous school and the quarter system doesn't make it any less challenging, if anything it makes it more difficult. However, this doesn't take away from the school. Everyone here is so passionate and welcoming, no one wants to see their classmates do poorly and people are always willing to help one another out.

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  • YK
  • Nov-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The academic range and quality is phenomenal. Both the students and faculty are curious, informed, and versatile. It supports development of ideas and interests.

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  • Ellie from Byron Center, MI
  • Oct-19-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I visited campus and immediately fell in love with Northwestern. Everyone genuinely wants to be there and it's really uplifting to see that. Northwestern provides so many opportunities to its students and I really hope I get accepted there.

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  • Josh from Framingham, MA
  • May-04-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Northwestern had everything I was looking for in a college: world-class academics, college pride, a large open campus, and great location near an awesome city. One of my problems in high school is that there aren't enough periods and not enough time to take all of the classes in which I am interested, so NU's quarter system seems perfect for me. I hope I am accepted and would love to be a Wildcat!

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  • Michael from VA
  • Mar-11-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Everything about this school so far looks and sounds amazing. From the academics, music program, food, atmosphere, I can't wait to visit this school!

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  • Maniza from Naperville, IL
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    I am very fond of Northwestern University. The school constantly hold programs, meetings and workshops to excel the success of their students in the real world and the very knowledgeable teaches care for every individual student. They make themselves available whenever a student needs it, and help as much as they can.

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  • Yakira from Dingmans Ferry, PA
  • Dec-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Great school overall. Challenging yet super fun. Social life is awesome, very mature atmosphere and teachers are really willing to help.

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