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Northwestern University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at Northwestern

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By Gender
MalesB
FemalesB-
By Major
AnthropologyB+
BiologyB+
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Chemical EngineeringB+
ChemistryB+
Civil EngineeringB-
CommunicationsB+
Computer EngineeringA-
EconomicsB+
EducationC+
Electrical EngineeringB+
Engineering DepartmentB-
EnglishB-
FinanceA
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B-
Industrial Operations EngineeringB+
JournalismB
MathA-
Mechanical EngineeringB
Music - Composition/TheoryA
Music - PerformanceC+
OtherC+
Perfomance ArtsC
PhilosophyA
PhysicsC
Political ScienceB+
PreMed and MedicalB
PreVet and VeterinaryA-
PsychologyC
Public PolicyB-
SociologyC
UndecidedD

Against similar schools

Social Life compared with similar schools in class.

Northwestern University
 B
Average of All Schools
 C+
Average of schools in class
 B

Harvard University
 B-
Cornell University
 B+
Stanford University
 B
Brown University
 A-
Yale University
 A-
Princeton University
 B
University of Chicago
 B-
F
A+

Social Life

... If you are a pretty cool person, and you were popular and social in high school, then you will be an outcast ...Read full comment
... I found the social life is based way too much on drinking and I find the people superficial ...Read full comment
... I believe that while this school is a superior academic institution, the opportunities for social growth are minimal ...Read full comment
... Being from the East Coast, I found the midwestern social demographic to be radically different from what I had expected ...Read full comment
... Social life is well known to be pretty much non-existent, but the school facilities are supposed to make it worthwhile ...Read full comment
... Honestly, the social life sucks unless you go Greek ...Read full comment
... Social Life sucks ...Read full comment
... Terrible social life ...Read full comment
... Very motivated students when I was at NU, library social hub ...Read full comment
... The social life isn't bad if you make the effort to find a group where you fit in ...Read full comment
... Academics are tough - a LOT harder in the Pre-med classes than you'd expect - but everything's doable as long as you honestly put the time in (a...Read full comment
... As a man it helped me learn to think, broadly and deeply, and gave me a cultural and social refinement I would not otherwise have had ...Read full comment
... Northwestern has a very broad range of opportunities; academically, socially and extracurricularly, you will find yourself availed of worthwile en...Read full comment
... A lot of the social scene is within the Greek system, so either you love it or you hate it ...Read full comment
... Unlike what most have said about the lack of social interaction among students, I believe that you can still strike up a conversation with random ...Read full comment
... from economics to art history to poli sci to the social sciences) ...Read full comment
... Socially, everything you could possibly want: great gym facilities, dorm/frat/house parties, intramurals for everyone, Evanston's great next doo...Read full comment
... Socially, sure we've got some frats, but almost everyone is really chill and eager to meet people ...Read full comment
... It's an incredible school with great people, fantastic academics, and a good social life ...Read full comment
... The social life isn't great, but the programs and faculty are allowing enough to really let you do what you'd like to do, even in the engineering ...Read full comment
... I found the social scene to be great ...Read full comment
... Res colleges usually have themes like international or business or arts so it gives you many chances to socialize ...Read full comment
... If you're a social person, motivated, and willing to challenge yourself in new ways, you'll thrive, make friends, and probably do pretty well her...Read full comment
... The only downside to Northwestern is that the social life is not great that is true ...Read full comment
... The social scene isn't fantastic, but if your the kind of student that's admitted to Nerdwestern in the first place, you'd rather spend the eveni...Read full comment
... And social life -- that was a whole series of small mistakes ...Read full comment
... Northwestern, despite its rap as a stone-cold crypt socially, does a fairly good job educating its undergraduates ...Read full comment
... First, if you are not lucky enough to be placed in a semi-social dorm, you're screwed from the beginning ...Read full comment
... NU, at least in the social sciences when I was there, is not so much intellectually difficult as it is work intensive ...Read full comment
... The social life was probably my biggest gripe about NU ...Read full comment
... The social life sucks ...Read full comment
... Don't expect a big cultured campus with lots to do though, just come in expecting studying 24/7 individuals with no personality and social skills...Read full comment
... If you're going to come here, be very, very proactive about finding a good social life/group right from the start of your freshman year ...Read full comment
... The social life also left much to be desired--the Greek system is a big part of campus, and if you're not part of that, you have to work a littl...Read full comment
... I'm a sorority girl and I don't drink or party at all, yet you can still have a social life ...Read full comment
... I would challenge every new student at Northwestern to stay away from the Greek system because, trust me, you can have a perfectly fulfilled soc...Read full comment
... So if you can deal with a miserable social life, bad weather, and annoying classes then come to Northwestern ...Read full comment
... Social life exists ...Read full comment
... Half of the people involved were antisocial and unpopular in high school and wanted to "change" their image so now they're acting all high and mi...Read full comment
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