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Northwestern University
  • Graduate School
  • EVANSTON, IL

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Northwestern is a private graduate school in Evanston, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 13,485 graduate students. Of the 129 graduate programs offered at Northwestern University, 5 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Northwestern University are Business, Business Analytics, and Communications. 29% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
13,485
Part-Time Grad Students
3,898
Research Assistants
923
Teaching Assistants
1,009
Racial Diversity
  • White
    42.8%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    21.5%
  • Asian
    11.7%
  • Unknown
    10.7%
  • Hispanic
    6%
  • African American
    4.8%
  • Multiracial
    2.3%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
Which word or phrase best describes the students at your graduate school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Driven
    50%
  • Down-to-earth
    14%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Intellectual
    21%
  • Organized
    7%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 25 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    20%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    28%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    48%
  • Competitive, intense, helped me grow
    4%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
82%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 28 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 28 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 28 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree in total?
Based on 28 responses
  • Less than $25,000
    4%
  • $25,000 - $50,000
    7%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    18%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    14%
  • More than $100,000
    57%
Poll
How much do you make post-graduation?
Based on 28 responses
  • Less than $50,000
    4%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    7%
  • $100,000 - $125,000
    4%
  • More than $150,000
    11%
  • Did not graduate yet
    75%
61%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 28 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$87,345
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$1,526
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$410,600
National
$244,900

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