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

4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Northwestern is an amazing place to go to law school. The academic caliber of the faculty as well as the students far exceeded my expectations. Both professors and students genuinely seem interested in your success as a student and go out of their way to provide and inform you of opportunities at the school and for your career. If there is a con it is that the workload can sometimes be overbearing. While it's probably true at any law school, it seems that academic deadlines and professional (from NU) obligations seem to fall at the same time.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall, I love the school and am happy with my investment.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Fantastic school. Great professors. I have an amazing job lined up and I have the school to thank. Wish they gave out more money, though. also UPDATE THE COMPUTERS IN THE LIBRARY.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2016

In graduate school you can meet various people who are kind and willing to help. The education from supervisor and other research member is invaluable. Also, there are facilities that help you plan your career and support you all the way to it.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2016

cons: I wish there were more courses offered Small group, sometimes hard to find someone for qualified help pros: very nice and safe location everything works
1.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2017

I would not recommend this program. It is a very competitive environment, the professors do not put effort into teaching. Faculty and staff could hardly care less about the well-being of their graduate students, and seem to view us more as a source of cheap labor. The Evanston and Chicago areas are incredible with such a wide range of entertainment opportunities, and living here is not as expensive as I was expecting, and is comparable to the national average. Nonetheless, it does not make up for being in an unsupportive program, in which I do not intend to continue.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

The program does prepare you for a career as a speech-language pathologist, however, there is a lot lacking in terms of financial aid and support. The program does not give enough individualized attention and benefits for the cost. They do not offer student research or teaching assistantships, which can be very limiting in terms of financial aid prospects.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Kellogg, as it is renowned for its incredible intellectual depth, is the ideal choice for me to pursue a Part-Time MBA. It appeals to me for a number of reasons, among them its renowned marketing program in addition to its breadth and depth of academic programs in other functional areas, leading faculty, intellectually curious student body, emphasis on practical learning, commitment to community and organizational leadership, and its Chicago location. For me, Kellogg is a destination and a worthy investment as it will allow me to form relationships outside of my local community, connecting me to faculty, alumni, and a student body unparalleled in their success and knowledge of their respective fields. I know that learning alongside peers from around the globe in a variety of industries will be invaluable for my growth, exposing me to different viewpoints and backgrounds that will help aid in my professional development beyond the classroom.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

Complete lack of diversity. Decent funding. Too competitive to create a community.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Compared to what I have heard about other law schools, Northwestern has a supportive environment. The nature of law school is at times unreasonably competitive, and Northwestern is not immune from sometimes feeling this way. Most of my friends at Northwestern worked before law school, for at least 2 or more years, and this diversity of experience results in a generally mature and interesting student body. I have been really happy with the variety of offerings Northwestern has, despite the fact that some things are given WAY more focus. Chicago is a great place to go to school. I can't believe how affordable it is, especially when you live a little ways away from the campus (which I highly recommend).
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