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Northwestern University

Breakdown of “Scholastic Success” at Northwestern

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

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Scholastic Success compared with similar schools in class.

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Scholastic Success

... In addition, NU allows you to get the credits from abroad, but you do not get the grades applied to GPA (because NU does not trust the academic ...Read full comment
... I tried that, and my grades tanked for a little while ...Read full comment
... Sure, a lot of very real learning gets done, but there is a lot of jockeying for good grades ...Read full comment
... In addition, NU allows you to get the credits from abroad but one does not get the grades applied to GPA (because NU does not trust the academic...Read full comment
... Medill kids want to do well but aren't obsessed with grades ...Read full comment
... " This makes getting good grades a challenge, especially since your grade is determined by how well you did relative to others ...Read full comment
... Sure, a lot of very real learning gets done, but there is a lot of jockeying for good grades ...Read full comment
... " It's more than just grades or test scores - the students at Northwestern have dynamic interests and awesome personalities ...Read full comment
... - A: bc they are crazy serious about rocking their grades and screwing you or anyone in their/my paths ...Read full comment
... I wanted to EXPLORE possible interests before choosing a major, but I couldn't take risks at Northwestern given the difficulty of freshman-level ...Read full comment
... While academic success is important, students here tend to care way too much and fail to see "the big picture" in life ...Read full comment
... I cursed my life for the past 2 years while studying for midterms/finals at NU, that's the reason why I was desperately trying to get good gra...Read full comment
... Hard work for the sake of good grades for the sake of a good job (nothing wrong with that) instead of hard work out of intellecutal curiosity .....Read full comment
... Too much emphasis on test scores and grades ...Read full comment
... But your grades will matter more ...Read full comment
... If you came to NU to party, you will probably receive horrible grades, and the weather will deter you on many opportune nights ...Read full comment
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