Northwestern University Graduate Program Reviews

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98%
of students recommend
(4.15 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 284 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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

I have absolutely no complaints about the program itself or the Chicago area. I suppose there are areas that are more affordable, but for a big city, living in and around Chicago is quite affordable. The professors are first rate and the funding is fantastic. I have particularly liked the interdisciplinary opportunities at the school and the many research workshops and speakers that the campus attracts. I am forever grateful that I had the opportunity to get my PhD here fully funded.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

As a student of Northwestern University, I know I will be receiving a top-notch education. Not only because of the reputation of this great school, but because of individuals I have spoken to who rave about the Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) program, and how it has helped them greatly advance in their career. The staff has been very helpful and easy to get a hold of and the city campus is located minutes away from the Willis Tower, Millennium Park, and a wide array of trains and buses. Northwestern's IMC is a very recognized name with major companies and corporations throughout the Midwest and I know the education and experience it will bring me will greatly add to my resume and help me pursue my greater goals. Unfortunately, since the campus is located in the city, housing around the area is extremely expensive. And despite being by such a hub of public transportation, classes can go past 9:00pm and the empty streets have proven not to be the safest route home. Moreover the school is extremely expensive. The students and staff at Northwestern admitted that the classes are easily a few thousand dollars more than many other grad school programs, but state it's worth it for the superior level of education the students receive.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2013

Very competetive program. Unfortunately the Department/University has a poor record on safety and support for the students. They have a ton of money from Lyrica but the program doesn't see any of it.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

There are not enough teaching opportunities (TA opportunities not included). Most other I know have been given the chance to teach their own courses. Having the Searle certificate is not an equivalent and means nothing off campus.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

To whom it may concern: I am currently enrolled in the Northwestern University's Master of Science program in Quality Assurance and Regulatory sciences. This program was designed in conjunction with the Pharmaceutical industry. The goal of the program is to train developing leaders in the nuances and current trends of the Quality and Regulatory fields in the pharmaceutical drug development industry. Moving on, with respect to "Pros", I must say that there are many. I feel very fortunate to be educated by professors who have real pharmaceutical industry experiences. Often many of my professors are actively working in industry. This allows for a fantastic opportunity for student to apply and relate what they learn in class to the real world, through the professor's own experiences. Finally, with respect to "Cons", I feel that the courses can focus more on practical application as opposed to purely theory. The more students can relate the classroom with the boardroom, the better it will be for preparing them for the real world problems they will face.
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of this graduate program is its interactive accessibility online. Cons is that I am not in the actual classroom.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

Learning curve in coursework is uneven. This may be due to the program being so new.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2013

Rigorous program. The ability to complete the entire program online, mostly asynchronously, made it possible for me to participate in the program while pursuing a time-consuming career.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The online program is very self driven. If you are motivated and can push yourself then this program is for you. If not, you will fall behind quickly and be unable to complete the program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

EDI is a great program for product design. They are setting us up well to succeed in the future.
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