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Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at Northwestern

By Gender
By Major
Business - Management and AdministrationA+
Chemical EngineeringA
Civil EngineeringB
Computer EngineeringA
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B
Industrial Operations EngineeringA
Mechanical EngineeringA
Music - Composition/TheoryA
Music - PerformanceB
Perfomance ArtsC+
Political ScienceA
PreMed and MedicalA-
PreVet and VeterinaryA-
Public PolicyA+

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... The city taught me a lot, in addition to my education ...Read full comment
... What made NU experience worthwhile is that Chicago is an amazing city ...Read full comment
... Choose a college that offers you some atmosphere, having a big city near by is a huge plus ...Read full comment
... pros: - the first suburb outside of a major city; chicago is easily accessible - big 10 sports - an incredible swimming and athletic facility (...Read full comment
... What made NU experience worthwhile is that Chicago is an amazing city ...Read full comment
NU has a lot of issues with the jerk Bienen (president), who only cares about increasing the size of the endowment and the tuition bills simultaneousl...Read full comment
... Northwestern is an ideal environment in which to examine life, meet brilliant and interesting people, and have fun in a terrific city ...Read full comment
... I won't go on too much about the location, but being in Evanston, right next door to Chicago is perfect--lots to do and see, without feeling ...Read full comment
... If you are thinking about a city school, and love that sense of diversity and the whole cosmopolitan scene, STAY AWAY ...Read full comment
... Between the top-notch academics, Big Ten sports, the beautiful campus, and close proximity to a world class city, you cannot ask for much more ....Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... If reenacting moments from the movie Old School in your free time is not your thing, theres always that little city called Chicago a short tra...Read full comment
... Beautiful city, lots of good restaurants and shopping ...Read full comment
... Adjusting to NU life was quite difficult in my first quarter because I had grown so accustomed to the thrill of city life ...Read full comment
Make sure you get in with a good group of friends. Working together makes the work a lot easier (and sometimes even fun), and there is still competit...Read full comment
... Catch a movie, hit the beach, have a candlelit dinner or a quick burger, buy whatever you need - and if it tickles your fancy, head downtown to a...Read full comment
... The city is a hop skip and a jump away so use it ...Read full comment
... Northwestern is an ideal environment in which to examine life, meet brilliant and interesting people, and have fun in a terrific city ...Read full comment
Competition at NU works against you unless being cutthroat in a future job environment is a desirable trait.. Unless they're your friends, people are ...Read full comment
... It cost about $900 bucks a month to live on campus, that is why I live in the city, because it's cheaper ...Read full comment
... Keep telling yourself that the cold builds character (I'm from Chicago, the city) ...Read full comment
... And last of all, the University refuses to pay property taxes to the city of Evanston, but of course utilizes all its services (police, fire, et...Read full comment
... We both ended up sleeping in the student lounge like refugee bums in a foreign far away city ...Read full comment
... Nights where I get to talk about politics and philosophy, and go out to see the Chicago Symphony or laugh about Second City MADE MY TIME at NU AW...Read full comment
... I would sum up the qhole university culture by pointing out that for my blood drive club we had more "Chairs" (publicity chair, tech chair, co pr...Read full comment
... What made NU experience worthwhile is that Chicago is an amazing city ...Read full comment
... Adjusting to NU life was quite difficult in my first quarter because I had grown so accustomed to the thrill of city life ...Read full comment
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