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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
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Driven
    67%
  • Down-to-earth
    13%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Intellectual
    7%
  • Organized
    7%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 12 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    25%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    17%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    58%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
80%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 15 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 15 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 15 responses
  • $100K+
    60%
  • $75K-$100K
    13%
  • $50K-$75K
    20%
  • <$25K
    7%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 15 responses
  • $150K+
    20%
  • $100K-$125K
    7%
  • Did not graduate yet
    73%
67%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 15 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$78,904
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$391,400
National
$217,500

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