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Northwestern University

633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208
847/491-3741
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Evanston
Type: Educational Sites
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- Aug 30, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It really depends what you're looking for when you visit Northwestern. It doesn't have the feel of an east coast college or university like Cornell or Princeton or Yale or Vassar. The campus doesn't have a sense of architectural unity. It does have the lake though which offers beautiful views of Chicago. If you go to the North side of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Unlike many public universities, the student population is approximately 50% graduate and 50% undergraduate students. Many programs within the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science are in the top 20 graduate engineering programs in the United Students (according to US News and World Report). Chicago and Evanston are great cities where you can live and go to graduate school!

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Bonita Springs, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I walked through and by Northwestern as I walked toward the lake. The grounds and buildings are spectacular. It is well worth the walk to see the various architectural styles and the well groomed grounds.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Beautiful campus, with awesome architecture, loads of history, and excellent eateries. Great police protection as well.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We enjoyed our tour of Northwestern. As another reviewer said, it's the guides that help make it great. Beautiful setting, almost a small town feel, yet you can see the Chicago skyline from the lakefront. Honestly, the only negative was how much it would cost to attend.

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Gretna, Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Their campus grounds are well-manicured and their facilities are all very inviting. Campus is situated along Lake Michigan.

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Arlington Texas
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151 reviews 151 reviews
57 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

As is the way for a collage town they way you look at it is the way you are impressed by it. While old the campus has renovation projects including new buildings for the arts on the lake front. Off campus housing is available in all varieties and price ranges.. While walk-able there is a shuttle and the EL available.... More

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White Plains, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Speakers at this year's graduation were both entertaining and informative. The pace of everything could have been brisker and there were some incredible jerks yelping and shouting in the stands but all in all it was memorable and there was some actual humor. And now my daughter heads out into the big world and stakes her claim. Northwestern helped create... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Evanston is a wonderful place to study and also boasts tons of great restaurants within a student budget. And it is only a short Metra or L ride from Chicago. What more could you ask for, except less snow?

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Evanston, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Northwestern is an outstanding university. So good I probably couldn't even get admitted now. Northwestern exposed me to people from all over the world and to ideas from so many disciplines. Northwestern taught me how to learn about anything. Lifelong learning and curiosity learned at Northwestern has served me very well. Don't go to Northwestern if you are looking to... More

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