Northeastern University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 220 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NECHE 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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4.42 out of 5.0
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
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Northeastern provides lots of academic and practical opportunity for both american students and international students to enjoy the most of its program.
3.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2018

I enjoy the program very much but wish they offered Assistantships for Graduate students. Appreciate that you can take both online and in class format throughout.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The school has a very good Engineering reputation. I chose this school specifically for the variety of course offerings listed in the most current registrar's handbook. However, after beginning classes and speaking to the faculty, many of the courses listed had not been taught/offered for several years. After speaking with several of my classmates, I drafted a letter to and met with the department administration requesting on behalf of all the other students interested in these courses to put them back in the curriculum as advertised. One was put back into the curriculum, yet, there are still a shortage of electives which has prompted me to take other classes outside the Engineering Department.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

As a part-time graduate student who's working full time while taking classes for a Master's degree in Engineering, many of the issues (Social Life, career support, living expenses, transportation) don't apply to me. I take my courses online, which are mostly done well, but there are often technical issues. These have less to do with the professors (who are usually accommodating) and more to do with Blackboard and Tegrity being a poor & bug-ridden system. Aside from technical issues, the online courses are recordings of the in-class lectures, so the quality & content are the same -- however, as an online student, you must have the drive to do the legwork on your own. Professors are usually able to discuss problems over the phone or over e-mail, but it is a bit more difficult to get assistance than it would if you were an on-campus student. The accessibility of online classes is definitely helpful, but many courses are not offered online, which can make it difficult. Additionally, I am expected to pay full sticker price for online courses, despite the fact that I'm costing the university far less than an on-campus student would. The school had recently offered parking for midterms & finals (which professors greatly prefer students come in for), but recently revoked that, and parking lots near campus would cost $20-30 to park at in order to take a test. It gives me a sense of being nickel and dimed, to have to shell out for parking after spending over $5400 to take an online course. I don't regret enrolling in this program, but I would greatly prefer a discount for online students, considering they cost the university much less than on-campus students do.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

Great school and faculty. I have several classes left to take, but impressed so far.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the University, the infrastructure and facilities are beyond expectation. The Snell library is an excellent resource for the students. The various activities and student organizations ensure that everyone finds something to be involved in apart from academics. The Professors are friendly and are excellent at what they teach. The Co-op opportunities and other career services of the university are extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend everyone to apply here and be a part of this great institution.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

It is really great to attend to the co-op program, which is benefit for me to be familiar with the society and plan for my career. Lessons are always interesting because of these enthusiastic professors. I am always enjoy it though topics are difficult. Although the campus has several crimes, we have two police offices which are convenient to reach and ready to protect us. Enjoy the diversity, enjoy the convenience, and the high quality education.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Very few Universities offer this course and northeastern offers it with a more flexible curriculum so i am very grateful for this. This program is a mixture of management and engineering which is what i wanted.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Northeastern University is a great University for the graduate students because it allows the students to explore new opportunities. I would appreciate the University if it had allowed the equal opportunities for the Graduate students during the funding.
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