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Northwestern University

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Address: 633 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone Number: +1 847-491-3741
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A beautifully set school on lake Michigan. Great scholastically and some wonderful architecture. The visitors center is new and worth the trip. Not every high schooler will get in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oyster Bay, New York
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautifully set school on lake Michigan. Great scholastically and some wonderful architecture. The visitors center is new and worth the trip. Not every high schooler will get in here but if the school is on your list come take the tour.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, I'm an alum -- two degrees. And yes, many in my family have degrees from Northwestern. So maybe I'm biased. But, NU truly is one of the top universities in the nation (I think it's in the top 10). Outstanding and expanding facilities... superlative faculty (including a recent Nobel Prize winner in chemistry)... and a relatively small student population... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It doesn't get much better than EU. Not only is the education superior, but you are living in an area filled with cultural diversity,fantastice cheap eats and easy access to Chicago

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely afternoon with my friend to see an exceptional performance if "the Great Gatsby". Took a walk to the hotel lHilton Orrington for an after show drink. Lovely, lovely performance

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Thank datiger194
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We live near the campus and visit it frequently. You do not have to be a student to enjoy all the campus offers - art exhibits, plays, movies and food. However, best of all is the beautiful campus.

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Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

During a beautiful late summer Sunday, we took the children for a walk along the lakefront and the Northwestern campus. The atmosphere is academic and refreshing. The campus is well maintained and the paths are excellent for the children (3 and 4 years old) to roll smoothly on their scooters. The campus architecture is a beautiful blend of traditional and... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Take a leisure walk there. Lovely campus. Has a solid balance of greenery and stone buildings. Campus is set right on the coast of Lake Michigan. Comfortable breeze during the spring, summer, and fall skips off Lake Michigan. During the Winter, you should make sure to wrap up because that "hawk" of a wind grabs ya!

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Chicago
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190 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went to see a field hockey match at Northwestern and had time to stroll along their beautiful lakefront before the game. It was a gorgeous sunny morning and the park was beautiful. The students have painted mostly creative sayings on the "rocks". We got a bonus soccer game after the field hockey match in the back to back arenas.... More 

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Thank busy_traveler
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The campus is beautiful and everything is so pretty and green with the feel of Fall approaching. Obviously, since I have a son attending, I think that it's a great school. Wish you didn't have to purchase the meal plan just because you live on campus because my son says the food is horrible.

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Thank Katherine H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Our son just started at Northwestern, I have to say that it is the most beautiful campus that I've seen. I felt sorry that I had to leave! The town is gorgeous, with Victorian houses and tree-lined streets. My son's dorm is a block from the lake, so he has a wonderful view of the lake from the lounge on... More 

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