Northeastern University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.97 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and AANA
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 20,381 (13,473 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 12% part-time, 88% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $23,688
Source: NCES

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2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I love the fact that Northeastern is a reputable institution with excellent professors. The cons i would say will be the cost. To say its a school in the inner city i would expect it not to cost so much.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are that the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in conjunction with the Chemical Engineering Grad program puts me at a very competitive place and gives me overall skills that look good on a resume. The cons are that financial aid is a bit stingy compared to the cost of living in the Boston area.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Being a full-time teacher, receiving my education online through Northeastern's online Master's program, I have the option to complete my graduate courses in two years. The pros are substantial; I can work on my time and complete the work when it fits into my hectic schedule. The professors are always accommodating, realizing that working full time and being a part-time student takes organization and time, and are willing to help in anyways they can. The only con is the lack of access to one-on-one availability between the professor and myself. There is something to be said for earning an education inside a classroom, and while Northeastern's Blackboard program is outstanding, I certainly miss that constant conversation and dialogue in the classroom amongst my peers.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Construction Management
Graduation Year: 2014

I have thus far really enjoyed my course work. It has been relevant to my field of study and provides challenge and insight. The elective courses can be a bit difficult to register for however overall the core courses are beneficial and most professors do a great job teaching and being available outside of class.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Northeastern University is a wonderful place to learn and further one's career. In the school of the nursing the class sizes are small so the environment is intimate which makes it less intimadating to learn. The school is located in the hub of public transportation and the campus always feels safe. The program itself (adult nurse practitioner - primary care) is very rigorous but there is a ton of support and faculty there that just to see you succeed. Financial aid for grad students (as it is everywhere) is scarce so you really have to work hard at applying for scholarships. One of the main factors that led me to choose Northeastern University is its ability to work with part time students and figure out a program plan that would not only allow them to pursue an advanced degree in nursing, but also continue to gain experience working as a nurse.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a fast paced program that only works with those who are willing to do the work when it is assigned. Self paced.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The CPC Ed.D program is amazing and in no way a "degree mill." If you want a strong education that is mostly online, then NU is your place to be! I love NU! Martin
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: - Cohort program. - Part-time/accelerated format. - Strong alumni network. Cons: - Expensive tuition. - Not the safest neighborhood.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

My school has a competitive faculty who have amazing life experiences (i.e. MA Governor Michael Dukakis is a professor) and can share those experiences with the students, which is priceless. One con is the financial aid department - they are not very good at communicating and that makes it highly difficult for a working student to meet with them and work a full time job.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros are that Northeastern University has a stellar program and I'm also in the Gordon Engineering Leadership program which is the opportunity of a lifetime. The cons are that rent is VERY expensive in the Boston area, car insurance is also expensive, and it can get super cold.
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