Northeastern University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.99 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 220 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

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.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

good but not that good ,strict rules of registering course make student can't choose what they want to learn and the course is not that enough for study
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Northeastern is a great school. We have a very strong relationship with the industry which not only helps with obtaining jobs upon graduation but also helps keep the research areas relevant. Most graduate students in the Electrical and computer engineering department (at the PhD level at least) are supported with some sort of funding. In my department the workload tends to get close to overwhelming Faculty support can vary depending on the faculty. I believe administration can improve by showing more care to the graduate students the same way it does to undergraduate students
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