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Northwestern University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at NU
By Gender
By Major
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Chemical EngineeringB+
Civil EngineeringB-
Computer EngineeringA-
Electrical EngineeringB+
Engineering DepartmentB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B-
Industrial Operations EngineeringB+
Mechanical EngineeringB
Music - Composition/TheoryA
Music - PerformanceC+
Perfomance ArtsC
Political ScienceB+
PreMed and MedicalB
PreVet and VeterinaryA-
Public PolicyB-

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Quotes touching on Social Life

“... If you are a pretty cool person, and you were popular and social in high school, then you will be an outcast ...”
“... I found the social life is based way too much on drinking and I find the people superficial ...”
“... I believe that while this school is a superior academic institution, the opportunities for social growth are minimal ...”
“... Being from the East Coast, I found the midwestern social demographic to be radically different from what I had expected ...”
“... Social life is well known to be pretty much non-existent, but the school facilities are supposed to make it worthwhile ...”
“... Honestly, the social life sucks unless you go Greek ...”
“... Social Life sucks ...”
“... Terrible social life ...”
“... Very motivated students when I was at NU, library social hub ...”
“... The social life isn't bad if you make the effort to find a group where you fit in ...”
“... 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...”
“... 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 ...”
“... Northwestern has a very broad range of opportunities; academically, socially and extracurricularly, you will find yourself availed of worthwile en...”
“... A lot of the social scene is within the Greek system, so either you love it or you hate it ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... from economics to art history to poli sci to the social sciences) ...”
“... Socially, everything you could possibly want: great gym facilities, dorm/frat/house parties, intramurals for everyone, Evanston's great next doo...”
“... Socially, sure we've got some frats, but almost everyone is really chill and eager to meet people ...”
“... It's an incredible school with great people, fantastic academics, and a good social life ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... I found the social scene to be great ...”
“... Res colleges usually have themes like international or business or arts so it gives you many chances to socialize ...”
“... 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...”
“... The only downside to Northwestern is that the social life is not great that is true ...”
“... 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...”
“... And social life -- that was a whole series of small mistakes ...”
“... Northwestern, despite its rap as a stone-cold crypt socially, does a fairly good job educating its undergraduates ...”
“... First, if you are not lucky enough to be placed in a semi-social dorm, you're screwed from the beginning ...”
“... NU, at least in the social sciences when I was there, is not so much intellectually difficult as it is work intensive ...”
“... The social life was probably my biggest gripe about NU ...”
“... The social life sucks ...”
“... 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...”
“... 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...”
“... I'm a sorority girl and I don't drink or party at all, yet you can still have a social life ...”
“... 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...”
“... So if you can deal with a miserable social life, bad weather, and annoying classes then come to Northwestern ...”
“... Social life exists ...”
“... 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...”

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