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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3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Faculty is the biggest pro. Cost of living is the biggest con.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Everything is good from students to faculty to reputation. The weather is dreadful in the winter though. The building is old but they are building a new one in 2017.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Kellogg is a top 5 MBA program and #1 in marketing. I feel that it lives up to its reputation.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Great school, extremely tough academically but worth the payoff upon graduation. Reputation alone, Northwestern is a fantastic school that continues to build as the student enters the workforce.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Phenomenal school with awesome academia, career placement, and most of all students
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2011

The MA in Literature program is a great educational value that allows flexibility both in area of focus and in schedule while still providing the opportunity to study with accomplished (some tenured) professors. It is both affordable and excellent training for future academic or professional endeavors. The disadvantage would be that since it is a part-time program - a few Directors of Graduate Studies at various PhD programs informed me that they discount the strength of the program, but others are open-minded. After earning my MA in Literature, I received two admissions offers and was wait-listed at several other PhD programs.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros include top rate faculty, coursework, and quality of School of Education programming and opportunities. The quality of education was very high and I feel well prepared for a faculty or research career. Other career paths are little supported by the faculty. Cons include unavailable faculty (i.e., some advisors have little time for their students), communication difficulties, and to an extent, little interaction between researchers or groups of researchers studying different topics (e.g., science education, technology education, literacy education, and cognitive sciences are very separate with little cross-talk outside of what is required by coursework).
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The MS in Clinical Research at Northwestern University is an amazing program with incredible professors who are actually experienced in their fields. The challenging coursework coupled with the real world practical experience of my professors has helped me learn so much about a field that I am new in.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Northwestern is a great, challenging, and competitive program. The faculty really care about their students and work to have your individualized interests included in your study.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Northwestern is a great school. There is a lot of faculty support and a lot of networking opportunities. The downside to any graduate school is the large workload.
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