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| As a person who stuck it out and earned a degree from Northwestern College, I can say that I understand all the negative comments about the place. NC has plenty of shortcomings that really ruins an experience that overall wouldn't be that bad.|
Northwestern C is a for-profit school so they are going to recruit you very hard. When I signed up the admissions counselor gave me and my mom some fuzzy math when it came to the cost of tuition. We both asked her to be more clear but she continued the shell game. All she said to assure us was that once I graduated I would pay no more than $50 per month on student loans. Now that I'm finished I owe 25k in loans and I haven't met a graduate who isn't paying no less than $250 on their student loan bills.
Academically, NC isn't a bad school for what it is. Most of the teachers want you to succeed and are willing to help you away from class. NC teachers does encourage engagement from students during class. Teachers are disappointed [or bored]when students do not get active in the class discussion. NC does try to have a diverse student body, and it is nice to share opinions from people of different backgrounds and points of view.
Overall the school at it's best is average, the education you get is good and you do get to meet some good people who you might know for a long time. The degree you earn is fully accredited, I know students who transferred to Depaul, U of I etc with an NC degree. I know people who have found good jobs with a NC degree. But all this is averaged out by overpriced tuition, Alumni Services which offers "Lifetime job placement" which consists of craigslist postings, and no extra curricular activities like sports. The school puts on events like picnics during the spring and summer which also coincides with the school's "open house" to recruit new students. I hear that NC is trying to become a 4 year college, but again this is averaged out by the school's inability to get it's Alumni excited about their attendance there.As for me, I loved my time there. I've met some teachers I still talk to, and friends I call up from time to time. NC is a nice school to attend if you look past their shortcomings.
|Jul 18 2010|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| Amazing school with plenty of resources. I came in as a working class kid willing and ready to assert the dream for higher education, and the inspiring student body and accessible faculty have shaped my goals into concrete plans for further education. I would recommend this school to assertive and self-driven students who aren't afraid to have fun and laugh (at themselves) once in awhile. This place can be your intellectual paradise, your opportunity to meet diverse and incredible people from around the world. |
|May 15 2005|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2006 |