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| Having graduated from Northwestern about 10 years ago, I am seeing the same old things being said about NU today. |
So here's my opinion....
Academically, the school is recognized. When people look at my resume, they most certainly are impressed with the name. We, on the inside, know that while NU was challenging, it was not the end all of higher education. Nonetheless, people think it is, so use it to your advantage. Being in music, many of my colleagues are already college professors, orchestra musicians, and have toured all over the world. They achieved all of this before 30!!!!
Social life exists. I had days of debauchery and days of boredom and everything in between. Don't rely on your dorms or the Greek System, just join student activities, that is where I have seen the friendships last. Oh, and NO I was not a part of the Greek system, but I sure drank their alcohol, please do the same.
I do have to agree that the students are socially awkward. It is known in the working world that NU students are hard workers, but they lack the charisma to lead and the courage to innovate. Not a stereotype necessarily, but we have seen it often.In short, study hard, practice alot, get drunk, and when you turn 21, get your ass to Chicago as much as possible!!!!
|Jun 30 2012|| 4th Year Male --
Class 1998 |
| Keep in mind that everyone's college experience is different, but here are some things that I wish I had known before I chose to go here. |
1) Greek life is absolutely dominant - While it is true that most students are not Greek, there is hardly anything to do on the weekends and your life will be boring as hell. So if you like to have some fun in your life and don't just want to sit around in your dorm room, go Greek. However, if Greek is not for you, then you might want to look at a different school.
2) The weather sucks - I'm from Iowa, but being next to Lake Michigan is horrendous. Spring never seems to arrive, and you have 40 degree days in May. Go some place warm instead; you won't regret it.
3) Almost every intro class/sophomore class is structured to "weed students out." This makes getting good grades a challenge, especially since your grade is determined by how well you did relative to others. So make sure you're ready to study a lot and beat bright students like yourself.
So if you can deal with a miserable social life, bad weather, and annoying classes then come to Northwestern. Oh, one more thing...4) Even though Chicago is right next to you, no one ever goes into the city, because no one simply has the time and it's too much of a hassle.
|May 27 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |
I am an ED NU person.|
I thought I could SLACK in my college life after being a hectic monkey-plugging-calculator and hardworking student in Singapore.
but to my shockingly shock I am not able to be a slacker,
but a library 24/7er in freshmen first quarter.EA is worse.but everyone gets through this pain if you are in McCormick during freshmen year. because it's a MUST to take.
|Nov 01 2008|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |