chadwick218 wrote:roranoa wrote:How old are your peers at NU?
I've heard that students at NU are older than other schools on average b/c there's a lot of people who come in with extensive WE.
Average age at matriculation is 26. During my three years at Northwestern, I never really thought of my peers as being either young or old. It seems well-balanced. I will say that the school's emphasis on work experience has produced a class body that is arguably more mature and shares a greater sense of collegiality than peer schools.
I agree. People are on average ~2 years older, and I think the few years of experience makes people just a bit more mature.