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

4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The fact that many of Northwestern's instructors are current industry leaders is certainly a significant pro. Also, that all class sizes are relatively small so it is fairly easy to arrange one-on-one interactions with the instructors if need be. The only real con thus far has been the high cost of parking. Being that all of NU's campuses are in or around the downtown area, both student parking and garage parking are very costly.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Northwestern University's Department of History is outstanding. The faculty provide a high level of education and the course work is rigorous. Evanston has a high cost of living and many grad students choose to live in Chicago because campus housing has disadvantages.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I am new to the program, thus still developing ideas and thoughts about the curriculum and overall experience with the school.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a great school with good living quality! My advisors are very supportive and easy going, and I do enjoy the life at Northwestern.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

The Mathematics graduate program at Northwestern University offers a variety of courses, mainly concentrating on either Dynamics or Algebraic Topology. For students interested in one of these fields, there is great support provided by the faculty. Students are encouraged to present their work/research in weakly seminars. The department is very friendly and welcoming to new students/visitors, and assists every student in order to substantiate their particular field of study.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Kellogg has amazing name recognition in my field of study (Marketing) and has an inimitable school culture. Although we have already started to rectify this con through groundbreaking for our new building, we don't have great facilities and don't use technology as well as we probably could.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The Northwestern University MSEd program is really solid. The faculty are leading thinkers in their field and really engage with their students, and my classmates are all hardworking and kind people who truly care about the future of education. The program holds up high ideals for education, one of the things that really drew me to the program. There is also a one-year track option for students who want to finish their degree quickly. I truly believe that the program fully equips its students to become effective, knowledgeable, and passionate teachers.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I adore NU. It is a top 14 school right in the middle of Chicago. It will provide you with enormous opportunity and a quality education. That being said, the downsides are exactly what you would expect from any law school: enormous debt and a heavy workload.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Decent school, quality of education is about the same as any other comparably ranked school. Area near the school is expensive to live in.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Northwestern has one of the most robust alumni bases of any law school I applied to. As a student, you are surrounded by talented individuals who are also very collegial. The faculty are brilliant but also accessible. One of the nicest places to go to law school and nestled in one of the best cities in the world.
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