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

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

The IMC program is so applicable to the things I do at work everyday. I truly enjoy going to class at night and find value in all of the courses I have taken so far. I highly recommend this program.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

A great education that is available no matter where you live. Northwestern faculty in a distance learning environment. You can not find a better situation that the MS in Predictive Analytics.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

A versatile and relevant program that focuses on managerial challenges and can be applied to a broad range of disciplines.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: The program offers everything that is necessary to succeed in academia as long as you take initiative as a grad student. Cons: There isn't enough mental or academic support for students when they start to falter.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2018

Great faculty support. Frequent visits from leading scholars from around the world to teach, give talks and conference. Comparative literature program is intellectually diverse and highly flexible to accommodate variety of interests. Great location. Half an hour away from Chicago downtown. Quiet and safe neighborhood.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

The workload on the quarter system is difficult, but Northwestern is one of the best schools in the country for a reason, with superb faculty. The access to Chicago is a great benefit. The overall value of my BA/MA program was superb, showing me to get a post-baccalaureate degree for free during college.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

Although relatively new, Northwestern's Applied Physics program is a great choice for anyone with interdisciplinary research interests because students can choose to work in labs spanning +5 departments as well as take specialized courses across disciplines. The first year work load can be intense, but AP students readily study together and help each other through. The program offers every student a fellowship, relieving AP students of teaching responsibilities during the first year of coursework and qualifying exam preparation. Cons include the windy frigid winters, mediocre campus/Tech Institute food, and occasional enmity from non-AP lab members (perhaps due to the newness of interdisciplinary research in general). Apart from a few minor caveats, all in all it is a very rewarding program.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Kellogg remains a top MBA school in the USA with innovating areas and a leader in social and collaborative work.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

If a faculty member you want to work with is at NU no hesitation. Go there. Chicago is a great place to be and the network is great.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

I'm in applied physics, and this program is perfect. We could chose advisers from all departments, and this gives us the freedom to find our real interest. People in this this program go to diverse areas.
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