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

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

I personally am very proud of the law program. I do believe certain small things can be adjusted as it relates to the types of employment that are pushed by the career center, but that is it. Aside from that, there is no other place I'd rather be. The faculty and staff are always polite and available, and I believe the school provides a healthy mix of social life and academics. I would highly recommend that one strongly consider joining the northwestern law community.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

Overall, the school has done an incredible job of quickly recognizing its shortcomings and immediately trying to improve upon them. Moreover, I'm a JD-MBA, so I'm fortunate to experience both the law and business school graduate programs, and hands down, the business school really does a phenomenal job preparing students for the "real world."
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is generally very good. The primary emphasis is on research, with classes being almost complementary. So, if you are interested in doing research in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, etc., this is a very high quality program. You will be in daily contact with your mentor/adviser, who will not only help with all of the stages of your research, but introduce you to various opportunities to advance your research career (e.g. conferences, scholarships, and eventually potential job opportunities). Further, all students accepted to the program receive a full scholarship and stipend. The only potential con might be the workload: I would only recommend becoming involved in this program if you are comfortable essentially devoting your life to this program. I would not enroll in this program if I had other substantial life responsibilities.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

A great place to get a graduate degree in sociology.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

Opportunities to teach courses can sometimes be limited, but otherwise it is difficult to find a con. Faculty publish with students and are supportive and available. The program prepares one for the job market and is highly competitive. The environment is one of collegiality and support. Life is very good if you are a graduate student in this department.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

The pace of the classes work with the schedules of the working students. The only con is that one class, Bio-statistics, is the only class offered online.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall, I would recommend the Kellogg program to all any of my friends/colleagues; however here are some things the school can improve on: - for local chicago residents, the downtown campus is not really accessible through public transport - for class flexibility (4 week classes) or Friday evening classes would be a great addition
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013

Overall, your success in this graduate program depends on the level of work and commitment you provide. It is a wonderful program to have on your resume, and is worthwhile if you are seeking a career jumpstart or a new direction. The wealth of knowledge and experience is indescribable.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

The expereince can be as easy or hard as you want it to be, after getting in. The flexibility of the academics is great as it allows students to take classes in the areas where they are interested, but it also allows many students to graduate without having the requisite knowledge one might expect of an elite MBA graduate which can weaken the reputation of the school. People are social and the school has a very friendly atmoshpere.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Amazing culture and humble individuals who are always there for each other.
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