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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Northwestern is a top-notch graduate university and I love my program. Having professors who are highly sought after in their field is fantastic, but it means they are not always as accessible as I would like; however, I have always felt that the proverbial door was open should I have questions or concerns.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

It's a good program, but difficult to manage a career while attending class regularly. Doable, but challenging.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Not the best organized department but the student organization for BME (BMEGS) is great! It's been a great opportunity for leadership for me and they helped hugely with my transition to graduate school. I have loved it at Northwestern and would recommend it to anyone!
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

The program provides access to a great deal of resources and it up to the students to leverage them for their needs.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, a great school with caring, intelligent, and accessible faculty members. They have truly challenged my thinking, and I feel like I can ask any questions I need to. Valuable program in a fun city to live in!
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Excellent school with and excellent program. If you are dedicated to teaching, you will receive a quality education on the subject at Northwestern. The University itself if quite pricey and not very diverse, but if you want a quality education, it is worth some sacrifices.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Great college town with excellent education and faculty.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Amazing professors and top quality education from the program. Small class ratio, so there can be as much teacher/student interaction as a student wants or needs. Also, the school's notoriety gains attention from top businesses for careers post graduation.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The MD program at Feinberg School of Medicine is student based, with incredibly devoted faculty and staff. However, the in-class time commitment is very heavy and attendance is taken in many first and second year classes which is a drawback. I believe that it is worth it though as the resources and hospitals I have access to for my 3rd and 4th year outweigh the lack of independence in the first 2 years.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Excellent overall program with the opportunity to work with highly motivated and talented peers. Although costly, the program is definitely worth the money.
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