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Reviewed 3 January 2019

I am a little bias, I went to NU and now so does my son. It is a great University in an absolutely splendid location. The educational standards are world-class along with the extracurricular activities and all the varsity and club sports. GO CATS!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Duiserbike
Reviewed 2 January 2019

The campus is home to Kellogg Business school, which is where i had the privilege of spending my summer with an exchange program. The university is located on the shores of Lake Michigan with great views of downtown Chicago.It has stunning goth like buildings and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Seems like a nice quiet camous---its winter so not too many students walking or cycling. Some of the campus borders a beach walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HungryJoeTokyo
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

The campus is home to ultramodern Kellog Business school, the historic Garrett Theological School, and every sort of dormitory, academic hall, athletic field and training facility you can anticipate on a major university campus. The university is packed with gardens stunning in variety, size and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mike149mobile
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent school for the young curious minds. Especially graduating programs. They also do a lot of community outreach programs in music, lectures, visits to planetarium and special programs for the gifted high school kids. Well done.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Worldtraveler3210
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Not only can Northwestern boast of being in the top 10 universities in the nation for academics, but it is also a beautiful campus to visit. The amalgam of gothic and modern architecture is lovely, as is the landscaping and of course the view of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is one of the most beautiful campuses in the U.S. Built at the edge of Lake Michigan, with a mix of building styles from the Gothic library to the sleek glass business school, shady lawns and flower-edged walks, it's a lovely place to explore....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I have been on nearly 50 colleges tours with my kids including seeing Northwestern four years ago with my oldest child and this tour was horrible. Unlike the last time we took the tour, the guide did not show the Medill School of Journalism or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We live in Little Rock, Arkansas. We toured four universities on our son’s fall break, ending with Northwestern. We already knew we liked the campus from previous visits and tour solidified the like of the Northwestern as a University. Yes, it’s expensive to attend and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Hard against Lake Michigan - every building is gothic or new and made of glass. Chicago shimmers in the distance. There is a distinct campus and a town the clearly caters to the University. Plus a commuter train a few blocks away that takes you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from larrylegend28 | Reviewed this property |
There’s a parking garage on campus
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Response from capizfamily | Reviewed this property |
Contact Northwestern University at (847)-491-3741 Evanston campus or (312) 503-8649 Chicago campus.
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Response from FromAway67 | Reviewed this property |
We did public transportation. From Midway, you can transfer from the orange line to the purple line, but the purple only runs all the way to downtown from Evanston during am and pm peaks. If it is off peak you take the... More
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