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Colleging in Chicago: Northwestern University

- Justine

Fun fact: Evanston is where Meangirls takes place and Aaron Samuels goes to Northwestern.

On our last day in Chicago, my mother and I took the train to Evanston to tour Northwestern University– they have good directions on their website. Before going on the afternoon tour, we had lunch at the Norris University Center and I got to meet with a student and ask her questions! Before you go visit a school, find out if your parents know anybody with kids at that school and see if they’d be willing to talk to you. It was awesome to be able to meet one-on-one with a current student because she REALLY knew what she was talking about, and while she discussed what she loved about Northwestern, she wasn’t just telling me what what I wanted to hear.

When it came time for the tour and information session, I wasn’t as impressed with the information session as I had been with the one at UChicago. It sounded more like a sales pitch than a high-energy conversation. I still took notes, though– you should always take good notes.
The tour was very much enjoyable, with our guide talking a lot about student life, where to get good food, small class sizes, and the distribution requirements. Finally, after the tour, we walked along the lake and visited an art exhibition in the Deering Library. I looked through Da Vinci’s notebooks while my mom buried herself in books on impressionism. All in all, I was very impressed with Northwestern, and I’d definitely recommend taking the tour if you’re going to be in the Chicago area.

By the way, if you’re looking for a good place to eat lunch or dinner in Evanston, try Lulu’s. They satisfied my perpetual Asian food craving with the most delicious stir fry I’ve ever had, and it was only a 10 minute walk from the campus!

This concludes my little colleging series on Chicago. If you liked what you read about, consider visiting during your spring break! Keep an eye out for more colleging blogs from us collegebound TTTers, and finally, visit for college touring tips! They’re a fabulous resource and address questions about college visits you might not hear a lot. If you want to let us know about YOUR college trip, be our guest!




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