StudentsReview - Northwestern University - Life at Northwestern Copyright 2017 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. http://www.studentsreview.com/IL/NWU_comments.html Life at Northwestern - Comments en StudentsReview: Neutral Review about Northwestern for Engineering Departmenthttp://www.studentsreview.com/IL/NWU_comments.html I transferred to Northwestern's engineering program for a year on my parents' insistence that I not drop out of college, there were definitely worse things I could have done with my time. The faculty... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 03:00:56 GMT StudentsReview 429-180526 429-180526 429 61 Engineering Department Female Undergraduate Class 2011 1st Year Neutral I transferred to Northwestern's engineering program for a year on my parents' insistence that I not drop out of college, there were definitely worse things I could have done with my time. The faculty at this school is very decent and the student body is more friendly and social than UChicago's.

Something that's worth noting about selective universities is that they are very competitive, and you are being pitted against other students of similar ability. Freshman courses are curved at a B or B- in order to weed out those who can't "cut it", which is bizarre considering how competitive it is to get in in the first place. From what I saw this seemed to select for students who hailed from quality post-secondary institutions, there's no way you can digest all that material in the time allotted, unless you plan to never sleep. I think this is organized on the basis of some bizarre neoliberal principle that competition always produces better results; as in the financial economy, it seemed to have skewed outcomes & unintended results.

As other posters have mentioned you're most likely better off attending a cheaper state school as the educations are comparable, your GPA will thank you too.

Much to my parents' chagrin I had to drop out anyway; I think something about the experience either at NU or UChicago traumatized me because I've had this irrational phobia of academia ever since. I'm in building trades now, I like it, although, amusingly, the guys I work under seem convinced that I should really be an engineer.

Generic and possibly obvious education advice, but community college is a much better place to figure out what you really want to do, don't go to one of these top-ranked universities unless you have at least a ballpark idea (or you have pushy parents who won't pay your tuition otherwise).
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StudentsReview: Neutral Review about Northwestern for Psychologyhttp://www.studentsreview.com/IL/NWU_comments.html Just graduated as an undergrad, and I'm writing a review because I know I read these before deciding on Northwestern. While I met some great people and learned a lot about myself at NU, this schoo... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 01:14:45 GMT StudentsReview 429-174447 429-174447 429 38 Psychology Male Undergraduate Class 2016 4th Year Neutral Just graduated as an undergrad, and I'm writing a review because I know I read these before deciding on Northwestern.

While I met some great people and learned a lot about myself at NU, this school has a lot of problems. I have never met anyone that has said genuinely that they love Northwestern. Most people either express lukewarm approval or dislikes the school. If you want to come here, count your reasons for coming here besides the school's ranking.
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StudentsReview: Negative Review about Northwestern for Englishhttp://www.studentsreview.com/IL/NWU_comments.html I would recommend going to a state school as an undergraduate. The state school is a bargain in comparison to NU and the educational difference will be marginal. It is what you do, not what you thin... Sat, 21 May 2016 07:07:25 GMT StudentsReview 429-173642 429-173642 429 17 English Male Undergraduate Alumnus Class 2000 Negative I would recommend going to a state school as an undergraduate. The state school is a bargain in comparison to NU and the educational difference will be marginal. It is what you do, not what you think NU will do for your resume. Sat, 21 May 2016 07:07:25 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/IL/NWU_comments.html StudentsReview: Positive Review about Northwestern for PreMed and Medicalhttp://www.studentsreview.com/IL/NWU_comments.html I spent a lot of time researching and visiting many colleges including several of the Ivies before selecting NU. There are tons of extracurricular activities and many friendly students here. You can a... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:05:55 GMT StudentsReview 429-172908 429-172908 429 36 PreMed and Medical Female Undergraduate Class 2019 1st Year Positive I spent a lot of time researching and visiting many colleges including several of the Ivies before selecting NU. There are tons of extracurricular activities and many friendly students here. You can always find someone who shares similar interests. Students are intelligent and motivated. We have a work hard, play hard mentality. Many of us are happier than our counterparts in some of the other competitive colleges. My professors are personable and my classes are interesting. The quarter system is great because it gives me a lot of flexibility to change my major and to double major in subjects I enjoy taking. The school is big enough and small enough to give me the best of both worlds. Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:05:55 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/IL/NWU_comments.html