Same here, except for some particularly nudgy CRU members who abused their CA powers by using their keys to get into dorms and going room to room trying to recruit new members. But on the whole, I haven't had a problem with religion or intolerance at NU.
I thought the location of the campus and the campus itself were beautiful. The cloudiness that comes as a result of the lake effect makes the campus seem dreary though. I didn't think the building were particularly nice in their concrete nature, but overall, I really liked it...probably more about the school.
Location: Washu '12 *HOPEFULLY NORTHWESTERN NEXT YEAR*
I went to visit in April 07.
It was snowing. The weather was VERY different from Texas spring but I liked it. Evanston weather was chilly but it seemed that when I went into Chicago, it got even colder? Maybe it was just me.
Campus was really pretty. I had fallen asleep on the drive in and we arrived at the private beaches northwestern owns. I liked the architecture style of the campus Tour went very well. Tour guide was very interesting; she was a mathematics major who got me interested in joining the hip hop dance team. Very glad when I was told that (i can't remember, but i think it's the art sci) buildings are connected.The underground buildings were very warm for people who don't like cold.
I didn't get to see the dorms though Can anyone tell me about the dorms?
My two cents, as someone who has worked at NU during summers since I was twelve, knows plenty of students and has friends who're the kids of professors, NU is a school that is better than its students. For the most part, and I've had professors actually agree with my analysis, many of the students who are at Northwestern got there because they are grinders. This is not a school of intellectual people, it's a school of hard workers that are only of slightly above average intelligence. As for the social scene, NU has one redeeming feature and that's Dillo day. Apart from that, I had a student admit that she'd rather be at one of ETHS's (Evanston's high school) parties than go to an NU party. Of course, I've also met some very intelligent people, but, I've also met a lot of people who I've been shocked by how unintelligent they were.
No offense, but as an actual student here, and one's who's most assuredly not a grinder, and one who's very happy with the social scene and in particular the Greek system, and who eats lunch with professors on a regular basis (ones who seem to think we're pretty intelligent, on the whole), you don't know what you're talking about. Please leave opinions about the social life to those who actually get to experience it.
On an unrelated note, Colorado college is a great place (my sister's boyfriend went there for his undergrad and loved it).
Check out Etowner's other posts in which he lists his grades and asks for his chances at various schools. The fact that his grades make it unlikely he would be admitted to NU appears to explain some of the strange content in his post.
if you have a problem with northwestern students being not intelligent enough by your standard, then perhaps you should apply to only caltech/harvard, not schools like colorado college. but imo, you pretty much need a miracle to get into either one of them, so make sure you have a plan B.
I never meant that NU is a bad school, or that its students are idiots, just that comparitively, the school is ranked better than the students who attend it. And yes, I have had an English professor agree with my assesment of NU students, as well as multiple NU students who I have talked to. I'm not bitter towards NU, its given me a job and some great times, I'm just offering the assesment of someone who has been in some way shape or form connected to the University since I was 8 years old. And Arbiter, you clearly haven't fully experienced the NU social life if you think non NU students aren't involved in it.