- Gender: M
- High School: Frontier Central, Hamburg, NY
- Transfer Student: N
The big picture may be to big to cover in this space, but NU is a co-op school. Its a school for students who are looking for an urban experience, and who are looking forward to being professionals. It's not the school to come to for parties, to get involved in Greek life, to involve your life with collegiate sports. We do have all of the above, don't get me wrong Ð but if you're looking for those things to be a central part of your college experience, look elsewhere. Our strengths lie in co-op, in the city of Boston, and in the extra-curricular experiences available to students. There are a ton of clubs, sports, organizations and causes to associate yourself with - so you can find what's right for you, but a variety of experiences will be more likely the case than focusing on one thing.
I've had completely different experience in my two different majors: Business and Graphic Design. Business is less personal program, the quality of classes is usually high (intro classes can be slow), they are group-oriented, and you really take out of it what you put into it. They have mostly all been challenging and they do prepare you for senior-level experiences faster programs at other institutions (as I have compared with business majors at other schools.) In the business program, education is a means to an end. Quite oppositely, Graphic Design is about problem solving. Much of the education exists to elevate your level of thinking past the skills you need just to secure a job. Classes are smaller, interpersonal relationships with teachers are fostered, and you are on a first-name basis with most of the students and faculty in the department.
Extremely diverse. Possibly not at first sight, as much of the campus can appear homogeneous. But through clubs and activities every kind of person is represented. There really is a niche for everyone, and I don't think there is any one type of person that wouldn't fit in at NU. Sometimes you just have to go searching...
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