Northwest University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.42 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 13 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 1,226 (938 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 29% part-time, 71% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,837
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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2018

At Northwest University the MBA program is in a cohort model. This means class sizes are small and you are able to get individualized attention and help from instructors. The program shares strong believes in teamwork and preparing students to make a difference in the future. My decision to attatent NU and partake in the MBA program was the best choice I have ever made towards bettering myself and my career.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

Northwest University is a great place to pursue an advanced degree, especially an MBA. The professors were very knowledgeable, well connected, and cared about the students success. The classes were challenging, but taking only one class at a time allow for continued success in the MBA and the student business careers beyond.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2010

It provided good preparation for a career in mental health counseling. I loved the emphasis on social justice. It was very balanced and gave me a solid foundation.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017

Quality, Bible-based education with real-life application opportunities. Excellent professors who truly care.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: I learn and grow in every aspect of my life as a graduate student under the International Community Development Program (ICD Program). I appreciate the knowledge about cross-cultural awareness to be efficient in my skills and capabilities as a support to any cultural community. Cons: Employment opportunity mostly will be with non-profit organizations. As an international Grad student, I hope that I can find an employment that qualifies me for an H1B visa.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I am just beginning the graduate program but I am receiving my undergraduate degree next week and am familiar with the school. Northwest University is a small, private college with great student-teacher ratios and qualified professors. I have enjoyed my time there and look forward to finishing my Masters in Teaching next year. This is an 11-month intensive graduate program that is designed for adult students (which I am). I appreciate that they have found a way for older students to finish their requirements in a short amount of time. The "con" is that it is very expensive and if I were to receive a scholarship it would help immensely!
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2017

The physics program at northwest has very high ranking both nationally and worldwide. The faculty is very large, and consists of many world renowned researchers in multiple cutting-edge fields. Students are well exposed to experts and involved in industrial interns. The only con, if any, might be the cold weather in winter.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

It is still our first semester so we're learning about our cohort as well as our professors. I do love the program set up, the cohort, as well the classes.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Since it is a smaller campus it is great for communicating with your cohort as well as all of the staff/faculty and have a lot of face time to discuss everything. There is plenty of true real-world application with the material covered in the courses. The only true downside is that there are minimal Financial Aid opportunities.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The International Community Development program is centered on the development of impoverished nations, and distribution of social justice across the seas and here in the U.S. This itself is a pro. Never have I heard of such a program, one that is focused on working for the well-being of humanity. With this comes professors who not only teach at us, but are experts in their fields who have great experience in community development. The accessibility of the staff and professors has been great thus far, and has been a big help in my learning process. In addition, the quality of education is very great, but at the same time constantly being revised to better the program. The cohort system has done wonders for my learning experience, and the diversity of the class (people from across the country and even across the seas) has helped me to gain perspectives I could not beforehand. The few cons consist mainly of the way the classes are set up. As of now, the classes are taken at the same time, meaning we meet for one class one week, then another class the following week. We do this for 4 or 5 classes. With the amount of workload each class requires, juggling so much coursework could end up making each course a burden. It can quickly become about just getting an assignment done, rather than fully grasping the content of each class, and championing each homework assignment. It would seemingly be beneficial to set the classes up in intensives, where each class in taken over a period of a few weeks, ends, and then the next class starts. This gives us students the chance to fully wrap our minds around the theories we are learning, and allow us devote our full attention to one class. I am not sure if this is feasible, but I do believe the director of our program is considering this method for the following cohort.
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