Northwestern University Graduate Program Reviews

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98%
of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 282 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

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

I did not rate concerns about the campus, because it is an online program - Masters in Medical Informatics - not on the list. That said, it is EXCEPTIONAL. Very engaged, very flexible, very useful.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

It is a highly competitive program as it should be. There are plenty of early clinical experiences with a high faculty-student ratio. Located in the heart of Chicago, it is a gorgeous location and serves a diverse patient population. Faculty are all friendly and approachable, and research opportunities are abundant.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Kellogg has a great program for part-time students, and the quality of instruction is top-notch. I wish there were more financial aid options for students who work in non-traditional fields, whose employers may not be sponsoring their education.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros are that the program is a great education and the cons are that it is expensive
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Kellogg is a great business school with very friendly and welcoming staff. The career office is top-notch in that they will prepare you for interviews with vigor and pride. However, the major draw for me was the collegiality and team-oriented spirit within the halls of the Jacob Center. The students were always smiling and took it upon themselves to actively lead clubs and help out others who were struggling with specific topics like accounting or finance. And, due to the safety of the city of Evanston and the proximity in which the students live near each other and to the school, the social atmosphere is without a doubt superb as everything is within walking distance. The only drawback, as most people recognize, would be the weather. It is frigid in the winter. However, the longest stay in the program would be 2 years, and having to huddle closely with your amazing colleagues during the winter months is nothing really to complain about. I would highly recommend everyone check out the program and visit the campus. Starting 2017, the classes will be held in a newly constructed building with wonderful views of the Lake!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I was admitted into the summer cohort for the Masters of Arts in Counseling online class. So far in every way Northwestern seems to be an amazing university. I've spoken more with the support staff before I've taken my first course than I did my entire undergraduate career. Phone calls and emails were returned promptly, any and every question I have had has been answered. I've talked to financial aid, admissions, the HEAD of my program, and many other departments. All have been extremely warm, welcoming, and helpful. The first thing I was so amazed with is that the HEAD of my program called personally to let me know I was accepted. No informal letters, or office assistants calling. The head instructor called and took time to invite me in and welcome me to the Northwestern family. If things continue as they are I can honestly say that Northwestern will be one of the top colleges in the world!
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: access to world class network of alums Cons: Not located in Chicago but in nearby Evanston
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The MPPA program at Northwestern has been a valuable experience for my future. I was exposed to a vast amount of policy situations ranging from education to human resource management. I met many people who are very passionate about policy and who will stimulate change in the United States. I was able to complete the program while working. Because the major covers so many dimensions of policy it was a bit disconnected. Overall, a great program!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

A top tier graduate school with an outstanding network, reputation, and quality of faculty.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

Good school, good program, but many categories above don't apply to a 100% online program.
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