Northwestern University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 283 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 21,655 (8,839 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 30% part-time, 70% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $49,064
Source: NCES

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3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2007

as long as there is a path to employment then it is a very useful tool
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2010

I liked the independent style of the university's programs.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011

Immersive course with good real life scenarios used as background to explain core concepts.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013

Northwestern is a private institution that prides itself on providing a quality education and an extensive network. It does do both, however, for students pursuing doctoral degrees in the hard sciences there was not enough career planning assistance. It was not advertised that getting a PhD in Biology isn't very useful in the job market if you do not plan to be a professor or research scientist after you graduate. We were not told about other possible career options, or that the job market was flooded with PhD's who could not find a job in their field since there were more applicants than available jobs.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2010

Northwestern University has a very high standard for academic rigor and provides an abundance of opportunities to really explore subjects. The professors are all very knowledgeable and the class sizes are very small so students truly get individualized attention.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2006

Great location and challenging academic environment. I'm glad to have chosen this school.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2008

After attending Northwestern I was very well prepared for the job force. I very exciting and innovative course work with great professors and studied amazing materials.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Informatics
Graduation Year: 2018

There is a reason it is recommended that you take this program one class at a time; it is a very intensive program. However, it allows you to make connections with various individuals across the country, and world sometimes, working in your desired field (Instructors) or studying right along with you to get there.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a truly transformative experience. Your education here will stretch your limits and challenge you to think creatively in a diverse team environment. Support is plentiful for any path you desire to take, be it in entrepreneurship or investment banking. Administration and Alumni are very engaged and want you to succeed.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2017

Northwestern University has great online Master's degree programs for professional students. The courses in my program that the university offers have greatly increased my knowledge about data analytics and I have learned so much from them since I started the program more than my college years. The professors are people who have tremendous real life experience in the program and they are doing a great job relating real life situations with the theories we are learning in the courses. I am still in the process of completing my Master's degree but I never have felt this excited before in taking courses. Although it is hard to balance between work and school, I am grateful to have given the chance to get my Master's degree while working. The classes are all online but the professors are very helpful and considerate of their students. I definitely recommend Northwestern University to professionals out there who are planning to get their Master's degree and want to improve their skills and knowledge in their current profession or anyone who is planning to change his or her career but not able to give up his or her current job to be a full time student. It is worth it and definitely a great investment.
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