Northwestern University Graduate Program Reviews

100% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
98%
of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 282 respondents

School Highlights

Most
Affordable
Regionally
Accredited
Non
Profit
High
Grad. Rate
Has Online
Degrees
Find an Online Degree:

School Ratings

Quality of Instruction
Student Financial Services
Satisfaction With Degree
Earning Potential
Prepared for Career

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

4.25 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Amazing culture and humble individuals who are always there for each other.
4.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Kellogg provided a great learning experience. The team based collaborative environment was great for building instant and lasting friendships. The academic rigor was challenging and insightful. My classmates and peers were all charismatic and high caliber individuals. However, some courses taught by visiting professors were not as robust or as high quality as some of the full time professors' offerings. Also because much of the organizations are student run, it lack some structure, if that is what you are looking for.
5.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The Human Development and Social Policy program at Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy is wonderful. The faculty are extremely competent and committed, the coursework is engaging and relevant, and the program is well-designed (they've replaced outdated program requirements (e.g. comps/quals) with useful and equally rigorous projects). Also, this program seems to attract well-rounded individuals with great experience and maturity, but also fun and very collegial. Graduate student funding is solid, there are always opportunities, as well as TAships for extra funding and experience. The University itself also offers additional services, e.g. I've received valuable assistance from the office of fellowships to secure my own funding. I am extremely pleased with this program, it's a great place for people with multidisciplinary and educational policy interests.
3.17 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

The caliber of the academics and students is high. The professors are all very accomplished, have good connections in the field, care about their student's learning, and generally are good teachers. Graduate students in CSD start clinical work within the first year of attendance, so you find out quickly how to apply what you learn in class. The biggest drawback is tuition, especially for master's students. There is hardly any scholarship or financial aid other than loans. A lot of loans.
5.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros are that the classes are very interesting and the faculty is strong. I can't think of any cons.
4.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Education quality is good. Nice facilities. Hash winter.
5.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors are very good at setting homework questions. They are more than just exercises. You can learn a whole lot by doing homework.
4.33 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro's education quality (range of topics covered, instruction, advice of professors and support of staff, also creative atmosphere among fellows) Con's ( workload and also dependent on that social life)
4.67 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

An exceptional school which sets you up for life. Students are smart and grounded, with a desire to make a positive contribution to society. It's expensive, and it's a ton of work, but I know that this school is changing me for the better.
5.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

One of the best graduate schools in the country
100% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Disclaimer: GraduatePrograms.com makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of GraduatePrograms.com. GraduatePrograms.com takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.

This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the school of this site. With the exception of the recommend rate percentage (which is the average based student-submitted ratings to our site), all of the data is sourced either from the National Center for Education Statistics or from an official representative of the school. NCES data is updated annually to reflect the most current available data, and student review information is updated in real time. For additional information, refer to our School Data Methodology.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.