Northwestern University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 283 respondents

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  • 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

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4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Academic engagement and intellectual diversity are pros. The cons involve the lack of mountains and forests in surrounding neighborhood.
4.63 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Health)
Graduation Year: 2015

I am learnging things new things about communication and health with each class. Everything is immediately applicable to my current employment.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The PhD Linguistics Program offers five guaranteed years of funding- soon to be six. It is a competitive program with an average of around four admitted students per year. The institution is known for great empirical work and the professors are all very respected in their sub fields. However, the cost of living is rather high in Evanston and even Chicago proper, and there have been many reports of robbery of personal property and assault throughout my years there (usually at night). Overall the program is great at preparing students for academic life; however, I feel as though the program is lacking if one wishes to go into the private industry.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2019

Great intellectual environment and faculty support. Phd stipend isn't great, but the surrounding area has enough affordable housing to make it work.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

Students here can freely choose advisors not only in Applied Physics but also other departments in the School of Engineering. Besides, financial aid is enough to support your life in Evanston. For the cons, it's very cold in winter!!!!!!!
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

I am a student in the Driskill Graduate Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Our program is on Northwestern's Chicago campus. The program is competitive and comprised of high quality students. I feel Northwestern provides an intense learning environment aimed at producing the next generation of independent investigators in the life sciences.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

Very god research training. Classes aren't always the most helpful but you learn a lot.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Northwestern University offers a high quality Graduate education in a great city! There are several opportunities to network with other Graduate students across different disciplines.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Great professors, great program. The requirements keep shifting but as a result of the department trying to constantly shift the program to keep up with student comments and feelings. The department is very receptive to graduate student suggestions which is a huge advantage. The Chicago area is a great place to live and there is always something to do.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The Applied Physics program is a graduate only program, which combines the resources of the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Earth & Planetary Science. It provides a multidisciplinary platform for both the students and the faculty members involved. The small downside is that you don't have a real department.
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