Northwestern University Graduate Program Reviews

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98%
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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

NU has a great history department, there's no doubt about it. There should perhaps be more support for non-Academia tracks, but they are trying. If you have made the (perhaps unwise) decision to get a PhD in history, NU will likely give you an excellent education, the larger problems are field-wide, about academia more broadly.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

Really great program for both academia and social life!!!
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: great student community with regular networking opportunities, strong teaching staff of professors, experiential courses, access to responsive and talented alumni pool. Cons: quite expensive (normal for Chicago-area schools).
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: Access to cutting edge research, ability to choose from over 150 faculty for thesis work. Cons: Course work, lack of lab based skills taught in courses, expensive area to live in
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2019

faculty are all extremely friendly and eager to help
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Extremely supportive faculty - truly want to help graduate student succeed and offer them many opportunities and guidance to do so. Great diversity of class offerings and research interest amongst the faculty. Department values their grad students and takes into consideration grad student feedback and opinions. High quality work being done in the program
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

I like Northwestern. It was a good place to go to graduate school.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

Definitely, one of the greatest program in Operation Research throughout the country and the world with the most friendly and collaborative faculty and students.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The faculty are very strong in their individual areas, but this is far from a traditional Linguistics program (which I consider to be a positive). Students receive training in theoretical linguistics, and there is also a heavy focus on psycholinguistics and cognitive science. The downsides are a small faculty, and a relative lack of career support.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

I love it here. Faculty are incredibly available and supportive, and being nearby Chicago is a major bonus!
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