Northwestern University Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
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: NCA 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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.17 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Education quality is good. Nice facilities. Hash winter.
5.0 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

One of the best graduate schools in the country
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Though graduate programs differ significantly from department to department, my own experience at Northwestern has been nothing short of stellar; academically, intellectually, socially, professionally.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Northwestern provides a friendly and collaborative environment with excellent facilities, graduate students and professors.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

The only significant grievances I've had with the program here is that the graduate student population in my department (history) is not very diverse.
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