Northwestern University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.15 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 280 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CACREP
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 21,823 (8,791 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 30% part-time, 70% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $52,679
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4.5 out of 5.0
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
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
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

I love it here. Faculty are incredibly available and supportive, and being nearby Chicago is a major bonus!
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Good resources, but must be self-motivated and aware of what you need in order to make best use of them. This can be a challenge if you arrive straight out of undergrad.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, I value my graduate education at Northwestern. I feel it has helped me by providing a rigorous education and vast networking opportunities.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2018

The graduate program has an exceptionally supportive atmosphere that is competitive but also creates the space for help and constructive feedback from students and professors alike.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

The Speech-Language Pathology concentration at Northwestern University is a fantastic learning experience. The work-load is hard to bear at times, but the faculty are absolutely amazing and very supportive. The program is on the brinks of opening a new state-of-the-art clinic that will propel the program even higher in ranks. Though the tuition is extremely expensive, the education provided is invaluable.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2012

Great experience at Kellogg. Wish the academics could have been slightly more rigorous, but I got a lot out of the experience.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The Engineering Management program is an excellent option for someone interested in an MBA, but wanting to maintain the technical aspects of his/her career. The MEM program allows students to take technically focused courses, as well as "business" courses geared towards engineers. I have had a great experience in the program and have made invaluable connections.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is great as it is straight forward and doable, however I want to pursue my licensure in the field of Human services and I have to look beyond U of Northwestern
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