Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
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Northwestern University Reviews

Based on 40 Reviews
633 Clark St Evanston, IL
College Review
Career PreparationB+
Students and CultureA-
FacilitiesA-
Activities and GroupsA-
A-
Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Northwestern University

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting and Related Services, Other
48
2
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping
0
Business Administration and Management, General
352
35
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
110
0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
0
Business/commerce, General
11
0
Business/managerial Economics
48
48
11
E-Commerce/electronic Commerce
0
Economics, General
393
23
0
16
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
9
184
2
Finance, General
429
37
2
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General
5
International Business/trade/commerce
68
Labor and Industrial Relations
0
Management Science
745
Marketing/marketing Management, General
513
5
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
0
Operations Management and Supervision
85
Organizational Behavior Studies
22
337
0
7
Real Estate
25
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
1
African-American/black Studies
6
4
0
American/united States Studies/civilization
9
Anthropology
29
2
5
Anthropology, Other
0
Area Studies, Other
0
Asian Studies/civilization
3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
5
0
0
Clinical Psychology
10
2
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
33
Community Organization and Advocacy
62
26
Community Psychology
0
Comparative Literature
3
1
3
Counseling Psychology
26
0
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
3
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
0
European Studies/civilization
0
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
1
History, General
85
9
10
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
5
3
Intercultural/multicultural and Diversity Studies
0
International Relations and Affairs
62
Jewish/judaic Studies
0
Linguistics
8
4
4
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling
27
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
4
Philosophy
22
4
6
Political Science and Government, General
157
9
15
Psychology, General
169
8
12
Psychology, Other
33
Public Administration
108
Public Policy Analysis, General
41
0
Religion/religious Studies
3
2
3
Religious/sacred Music
0
0
Science, Technology and Society
12
Social Sciences, Other
46
0
0
Sociology
20
9
9
Sustainability Studies
12
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
0
Urban Studies/affairs
5
Women's Studies
14
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture and Related Services, Other
1
7
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
68
39
18
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
19
Biotechnology
37
Chemical Engineering
42
17
17
Civil Engineering, General
14
36
14
Computer Engineering, General
19
14
4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
12
43
11
Engineering
8
Engineering Mechanics
1
2
Engineering Science
0
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
47
Engineering, Other
15
44
11
Engineering/industrial Management
83
Environmental Science
28
Environmental Studies
0
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
10
Industrial Engineering
89
12
10
Manufacturing Engineering
18
0
Materials Engineering
17
9
33
Materials Science
4
Mechanical Engineering
62
31
20
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician
14
Transportation/mobility Management
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
7
12
4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
17
1
2
Art/art Studies, General
5
5
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
31
4
5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
38
139
130
Creative Writing
5
15
0
Education, General
0
Education, Other
7
7
Education/teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
0
0
0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
0
English Language and Literature, General
79
15
2
French Language and Literature
10
0
2
General Studies
0
German Language and Literature
6
0
1
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
24
Italian Language and Literature
0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
5
3
109
Middle/near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
0
Music Teacher Education
7
17
0
Secondary Education and Teaching
10
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
6
5
1
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
71
3
Spanish Language and Literature
12
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
109
89
6
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
35
0
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
34
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/audiologist
0
0
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
0
11
Bioethics/medical Ethics
8
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
0
0
Genetic Counseling/counselor
12
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
11
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
6
0
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General
6
Health/health Care Administration/management
20
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other
3
Medical Informatics
57
Medical Scientist
18
0
Medicine
172
Neurobiology and Anatomy
9
Orthotist/prosthetist
44
18
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant
3
Physical Therapy/therapist
0
74
Physician Assistant
30
3
Pre-Medicine/pre-Medical Studies
1
Public Health, General
22
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced Legal Research/studies, General
1
Law
288
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
27
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
13
Legal Studies, General
35
11
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
207
Tax Law/taxation
36
13
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
5
12
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
0
Bioinformatics
0
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
19
Biological and Physical Sciences
13
Biology/biological Sciences, General
132
0
13
Biostatistics
18
Biotechnology
37
Botany/plant Biology, Other
6
1
Cell/cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
0
28
Chemistry, General
37
13
39
Developmental Biology and Embryology
0
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
0
Geography
2
Geology/earth Science, General
5
2
4
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
74
Mathematics, General
81
3
4
Neuroscience
0
0
18
Physics, General
11
Science Technologies/technicians, Other
12
Statistics, General
27
3
4
Systems Science and Theory
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies, Other
3
0
0
Design and Visual Communications, General
4
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
4
9
Journalism
176
140
Radio and Television
93
0
0
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Conducting
5
5
Dance, General
3
Directing and Theatrical Production
3
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
110
5
3
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
0
0
Film/cinema/video Studies
2
4
Jazz/jazz Studies
0
3
Keyboard Instruments
4
5
0
3
Music Performance, General
16
30
0
0
Music Theory and Composition
3
4
4
Music, General
22
3
6
Music, Other
0
0
Musical Theatre
2
22
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
1
5
0
Playwriting and Screenwriting
12
Stringed Instruments
16
11
0
1
Visual and Performing Arts, General
0
Voice and Opera
15
12
0
1
Writing, General
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
0
Computer and Information Sciences, General
3
Computer Science
29
77
4
Information Science/studies
21
72
Management Information Systems, General
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Private Loan Options
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  • Multiple repayment options including: full principal and interest, interest-only, deferred, and flat payment
  • Flexible payment terms ranging from 5, 8, 10, and 15 years2
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  • Grace period after graduation before payments begin.
  • Pause payments for certain life events.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Northwestern University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Information Science/studies
Management Science
Medical Informatics
Public Administration

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Philosophy, Class of 1985
On campus interviews
Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS Materials Science, Class of 1985
Great Laboratories. Networking is not a factor
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSJ, Class of 1991
internships, business classes, alumni network
Rated January 2016
Alumni
German , Class of 1987
I've been out too long to know and accurately answer this question.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2001
Not much compared to U of C.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Gender & Sexuality Studies, Class of 2015
Career center
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Psychological Services, Class of 2010
University Career Services allows students to utilize their resources. Also, for my major, we had to fulfill a practicum/internship before graduating.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA/MA English, Class of 1978
Alimni association
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2007
I don't know
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Communications (Majored in Theatre and History), Class of 2009
Lots of networking and internship/externship opportunities, Career Center
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Philosophy, Class of 1985
Arrogant and insecure rich kids who wish they had gotten into the Ivy League
Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS Materials Science, Class of 1985
Top rate
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSJ, Class of 1991
High academic standards and ethics
Rated January 2016
Alumni
German , Class of 1987
Driven, academically motivated, academics over social life, diverse
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2001
Fun, smart
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Gender & Sexuality Studies, Class of 2015
white, elitist, privileged, arrogant, racist
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Psychological Services, Class of 2010
Competitive. High-achieving. Driven. Academically challenging and empowering. Worldly. In my specific major - passionate and supportive.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA/MA English, Class of 1978
Highly studious, wealthy
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2007
Extremely competitive. Almost cutthroat. Felt like many people had a chip on their shoulder because Northwestern was their second choice school after an Ivy League. I often heard how Northwestern was the "Ivy League of the Big Ten". Definitely not a party school. Could be considered anti-social, but has a lot of good clubs/interest groups that creates a good social atmosphere. Just not a lot of parties. Unless you count study parties.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Communications (Majored in Theatre and History), Class of 2009
Generally upper-middle class to wealthy, mostly white. They talk a lot about diversity without actually being very diverse.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Philosophy, Class of 1985
Ordinary
Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS Materials Science, Class of 1985
Good
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSJ, Class of 1991
Yes - all of those
Rated January 2016
Alumni
German , Class of 1987
They have gotten better since I graduated.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2001
Outdated
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Gender & Sexuality Studies, Class of 2015
not that great, considering the amount of money we pay in tuition
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Psychological Services, Class of 2010
Everything is adequate for us. I never used the dining halls or computer labs.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA/MA English, Class of 1978
Excellent in all respects
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2007
Pretty good. Great camera renting system good computers with video editing software. Dorms are traditional cinderblock, but fine. Cafeterias are.... Dorm cafeterias. Nothing special but certainly not bad.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Communications (Majored in Theatre and History), Class of 2009
Most facilities are great - some dorms need updates.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Philosophy, Class of 1985
Waa-Mu Show, The Daily Northwestern
Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS Materials Science, Class of 1985
Lake Michigan
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BSJ, Class of 1991
both a liberal arts degree paired with experienced-based skill building for the real-world of journalism.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
German , Class of 1987
The festivals, hanging out on the lake fill
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2001
Visiting the lake front.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Gender & Sexuality Studies, Class of 2015
Greek life
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Psychological Services, Class of 2010
Dance Marathon. Greek Life is super popular (about 45% of the student body). Philanthropy projects, Alternative Spring Break.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA/MA English, Class of 1978
Theatre group WaaMu
Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2007
Lots of theater groups
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Communications (Majored in Theatre and History), Class of 2009
Student theatre is vibrant on NU's campus.
Rated January 2016