Northeastern University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.98 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 231 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and AANA
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 19,940 (13,697 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 14% part-time, 86% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $22,061
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

For an Urban School, NEU does a lot of things really well. The staff has many great connections throughout the Boston Metro Area, and will help you to get involved in your field of interest when they can. The program is less rigorous than my Undergrad, and the content that they teach is important to understanding Urban Affairs, but can be repetitive, because they cannot assume the same background, and sometimes teach as if they are starting from scratch. Not every course of the required curriculum will be mind blowing but the ones where I experienced the most growth in understanding were well worth all the rest. The financial aid situation of most colleges in general is pretty awful, and there are definitely not enough grants to go around in this program. The Urban Affairs field is growing throughout the US, and the Public Policy and Urban Affairs school is relatively new and growing. Most of the learning that I found beneficial stemmed from both exceedingly well taught lectures by many of the professors as well as the class discussions, and I highly recommend pursuing this degree on campus if at all possible over the online classes.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Northeastern University has been fantastic! I've had a great network between my peers and (most) of the faculty I've worked with. Boston is an amazing city, but be prepared. It is expensive! Northeastern does have opportunities for on-campus jobs and (some) financial assistance, but I was left with all Federal aid and working a few jobs. Overall, the program is great and I've had a lot of fun with it. Biggest downfalls? Financial assistance and high cost of living.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel there is amazing potential to carve and craft the perfect program to suit one's needs and wishes for the kind of career they want to pursue. The core classes, while not always relevant to the career path we're going for, are a great example of the kinds of information we should know about regardless in our professional lives. The ability to cross-select classes from other schools is also a plus, however, making sure to read reviews and be mindful of various teachers and TAs is very important when you do not directly know a peer in those classes. Opening up the MPA program to the Amsterdam exchange for 2015 is also a huge incentive. I do like that many classes are offered online as well as on campus, but making a few more electives available a bit more frequently would be appreciated.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

NEU offers great flexibility for the working student. I was able to successfully work full-time and go to school full-time, graduating within 2 years. The abundance of courses are wonderful and the professors are among the best in their field! I do think they can improve career services as many students are scrambling to find employment during and after the program. I am personally not affected by this but some of my classmates are. Overall, this is a great program and I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in going into public sector work.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

The program overall is informative and instructive in public policy and urban affairs, and poses some real constructive questions around one's leadership capacity in the public and nonprofit sectors. I feel it lacks strong opportunities for networking among professionals, students and events. This seems to be a developing program and will no doubt meet these challenges and needs.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Northeastern University is the perfect setting for anyone studying Public Administration. You can't beat Boston, and the professors and alumni are great in helping students find internships and jobs.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program does a fantastic job of keeping in touch with students, promoting community amongst students and dealing with student issues in regard to faculty. However the program falls short in networking for internships and careers, there's a lot of independent work placed on the student to find these things independently. There aren't many resources for assistance with cover letters, resumes, and interviews within the program.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2017

Northeastern University is situated nicely in the Boston area, a hub of scientific innovation. For this reason, the networking opportunities and ability to find a job in the field of science immediately post-graduation is the best quality of attending NEU. The biggest con of this school is a high cost of living, notorious for the Boston area.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

I have learned a lot at Northeastern University and I really appreciate the faculty who have been helpful and guided me so far!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent faculty and research support. Diverse and highly motivated colleagues. Financial support depends largely on faculty grants - choose your advisor wisely.
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