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

3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: This program purports to be extremely valuable for salary and the breadth of opportunities. The analytics program I'm in is applicable in virtually every field and gives me the tools to be in an elite category of knowledge workers in those fields. This will increase my salary as well as the value of the work I'll be able to output. Cons: As a mostly-online program I have my doubts that I will graduate with as strong a network as I could have had if it were in-person.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

I start class at the end of September so I rating based on my experiences signing up for the online program, Predictive Analytics. Through the whole process everyone at Northwestern has been extremely helpful. In addition Northwestern has a substantial network that I can use now. Overall my experience for applying, signing up for classes, and networking with the college has been highly satisfactory.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Real Estate Management
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros - Kellogg has been consistently ranked over the years as a top business school which speaks to the quality of the program. - Good finance and marketing program - Tight knit community – encourages networking and team work - Qualitative soft skills will be developed alongside quantitative skills Cons - Not regarded as a "finance school" when compared to its neighboring Chicago Booth or Wharton
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I would certainly count the small class sizes among the pros, along with the quality of the instructors. Convenient transportation is a pro as well being that the dense city traffic in the surrounding area can prolong travel time considerably. As for drawbacks, I would count limited course availability (particularly over the summer) and the lack of assistance obtaining financial aid awards among them. Unfortunately, the financial aid office does not seem to be very attentive in this regard. Overly strict grading scales also prove troublesome at times. Overall, I still stand by my decision to attend Northwestern. The pros undoubtedly outweigh the cons.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

Northwestern offers a top notch proven education that is always evolving with the times to keep their students on the cutting edge of technologies in order to have them ready to compete for jobs in the market.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

Northwestern is one of the best places in the country to study journalism and is next to Chicago. The program is costly, but the school does gives students some funding.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Extremely diverse class coupled with the rigor and competitive curriculum make this program one of the best in the world.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Tough Stuff! But it is a great school and a strong network.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

PROS: Great culture. Great faculty and a great marketing curriculum. The student body is second to none when it comes to balancing personality and intellect. I love my classmates. CONS: It's a large program so it's easy to feel like a number. The tuition is expensive and there aren't many opportunities for financial assistance. Living in Evanston is ridiculously expensive. I wasn't expecting that.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Northwestern's graduate program in elementary education is strong. I felt very supported by faculty and loved that choice to student teach in either an urban or suburban classroom. It is uncommon to find both options in a single program. Cost of living can be a bit expensive due to the close proximity of Chicago, but Chicago is such a wonderful city that it is worth the cost. The Master's Project research program is also a unique experience unavailable at most other schools. Highly recommended!
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