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  1. benmaterials

    Northwestern Fall 2019

    Hi! I just committed to a PhD program in materials science at Northwestern. Are there any other students who will be attending Northwestern in the fall (in any field)? I currently live in Phoenix and will be moving there in August. I'd also be interested in getting to know other students moving to the Chicago area.
  2. I got accepted to NU and UIUC for a fully funded PhD in Mechanical engineering plus stipend. I was first accepted to UIUC and attended the visit day. I have had a great time, met amazing people and faculty, and in general, liked the department. Moreover, I went on another visit day at Madison Wisconsin a week later and immediately knew that Champaign was a better fit for me and I almost committed. However, I hated Champaign (the town) and was hoping to get into another school in a better location. Finally, four days before I need to make a decision, I got into Northwestern which is in Chicago and I thought that this is it, I will go there. But now I have second doubts. UIUC is ranked higher and has more research that I am interested in but I cannot stop thinking about my life over there and how much I will hate it honestly.. What do you think?
  3. Between Brown Biotechnology (Master) and Northwestern Biotechnology (Master), what should I choose?
  4. Hi everyone! Could you give some advice about choosing a Master's degree in Biotechnology between Upenn or Northwestern? Or could you share some of your experiences in either of the two programs? I really don't know where to go… About myself, I prefer to pursue a PhD after the Master's degree (for now) instead of entering the industry. But I've heard that the program in Upenn is more industry-oriented, and I haven't gathered enough information about NU...Most of my information comes from the program websites, so I would like to hear more about your opinions and experiences! I will be very grateful for your suggestions! Good luck to everyone!
  5. I'm super excited to have been accepted here but am kinda panicking about the tuition. Northwestern was my top choice but I'm not sure I want to be in that much debt! But I also don't want to regret not going since it was my top choice!! Anyone else feeling the same or know how current/past students are managing to pay?
  6. Hi Everyone, I've been asked to interview for Masters in Analytics at Northwestern. Can someone throw light on following question: 1) General format of interview 2) Highly technical? 3) Resume and past projects based? 4) Will they be checking my maths and programming knowledge. (Scared coz I'm a little out of touch) This is my first ever interview and I don't want to screw it up as this program is my dream univ. P.S - I reached out to previous students but no luck there. P.S - Went through threads of Masters interview but could not find a relevant one.
  7. VARDANI13

    Columbia V/S NWU - Econ Ph.D

    For a person inclined towards applied theory, which is a better grad school Columbia or NWU ?
  8. I'm anxiously awaiting my decision from Northwestern. I believe this is a pretty small program, and I haven't seen anyone talk about it yet this year! Has anyone heard anything?
  9. Hey guys, I am going to be starting grad school this fall so I'm wondering if anyone wants to share an apartment in Evanston or nearby. I am a 23 yr old male, pretty tidy, looking to live walking or biking distance from campus. Let me know if you're interested in sharing an apartment!
  10. I am trying to decide between two MS Biostatistics programs and am wondering if anyone can offer insight. 1. Boston University MS Applied Biostatistics. This is a 12 month (full time) program is in a School of Public Health, but incorporates a research component (500 hours total). 2. Northwestern University MS Biostatistics. This is also a 12 month (full time) program in the School of Medicine. My goal is to work as a data analyst in a hospital or university, with specific interests in clinical epidemiology. Although I’m still open to pursuing a PhD (most likely in Epidemiology), I also want a robust quantitative background that would allow me to work after the Masters. Both are similar in that they are more applied biostatistics programs that are flexible if I choose to later on work full or part time during the program. I feel as though Northwestern has a better name/prestige but BU’s main draw is the location in Boston which has so much opportunity in the biomedical sector. However I’m worried that even if I were to choose BU that I would be overshadowed by those with more prestigious degrees or schools in the Boston area. If you have any advice, please help me in my decision. Edit: In terms of program “fit”, I’m attracted to BU because I’ll be closer to my long-term partner who was also accepted to another school in Boston. In terms of research interests, Northwestern has an edge (and less competition for opportunities due to the smaller program).
  11. Hello, gradcafe! I am making a difficult decision. For my SLP master's I must choose between Rush and Northwestern. Rush is $40,000 cheaper than Northwestern, which begs the question, is Northwestern worth 40K more? Will I have a higher earning potential if I go to Northwestern? Is it that much better of a program? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you:) C
  12. cal03

    Northwestern Learning Science

    Hi, I feel a bit too new to open a new topic, but here goes. I just checked on the status page that someone got an interview for cs & ls. Oh no. I am freaking out as this is the first or at least second school on my wishlist and also had thought as application deadlines were so late, that interview emails would come later this month. Plus I saw past posts that said the interviews were on feb! Did anyone else get emails? Does NU send out interview emails over a longer period than just a day? I'm extremely anxious and completely unable to focus on anything else, HELP!
  13. Is there anyone else applying to the same program? I submitted mine in late November and haven't heard a thing yet. Has anyone gotten an interview already? I'm literally freaking out right now.
  14. Hi all, I just received my admission from Northwestern IMC and am facing difficulties deciding on which program to choose. As UT Austin is a newer program, there doesn't seem to be many posts on the program so I was wondering if anyone could provide any insights that can help me toward deciding! I have accepted my admission at UT Austin and paid a deposit of 2000$, and even finished my career services interview. I thought I didn't have a chance to get into Northwestern, but it turns out I got admitted the last day of being on the waitlist! It's very hard of a decision as the tuition at Northwestern is 84K, and 42K for UT Austin. Northwestern- prestigious program, lots of alumni, focuses more on tech and ecommerce UT Austin- new program (started in 2016), not as many alumni in the field as compared to Northwestern, but there's lots of alumni for McCombs (so could still be of great help when looking for jobs), focuses more on quant and analysis of data in targeting consumers. I was wondering if anyone could provide any insights to the two programs, your opinions are of great help, thank you all so much!
  15. Hi, Could I please get some thoughts on deciding where to accept? Living standards, preferences, money aside - I just want to gather which department people find better. I am leaning towards macro in my studies. In my opinion, they are fairly similar in rankings. I know that some people are much better informed about the development of the departments. Do you think in 5 years NYU will be better than NW? As of now it seems NW is still a bit more prestigious but NYU is rising? I know it is not an easy question and it "really depends" but I am sure that you understand I am just trying to use every possible way of gathering info. Thanks!
  16. I recently finished the application season (Masters) and have the following acceptances: UCSD, Duke, Columbia, Boston University, Northwesterm These are amongst others (Yale, Berkeley, Cornell, Michigan, UCLA, etc.) however they were either one year or non-thesis programs, or the university's main focus was not BME so I have decided to throw those out. Again if you think that isn't a wise decision please let me know. I have also been waitlisted at Hopkins, and am looking to accept that should I get in. Anyone familiar with these schools that can help me out? I am looking very closely at UCSD, Duke, Columbia and Boston for the moment. Duke and UCSD due to their reputation for biomedical engineering and Columbia because of it's ivy-league ties (and its entrepreneurship bent). Boston is also attractive because Boston is quickly becoming a major hub of biomedical engineering, and is next to some very good schools (MIT, Harvard). My future goals are either to become an entrepreneur or join industry, however it is still important for me to complete a thesis during this masters degree. Thank you for your help!
  17. Hey all, I'm writhing in the end throes of application-cycle purgatory over here and was hoping for a little bit of advice. (Going for an MFA in Creative Writing - Fiction.) I've been accepted to Northwestern's MFA program so far. However, it's a part-time program, which means funding is limited or nonexistent. The part-time thing isn't really a deal-breaker for me; I was planning on working during school anyway, so in that sense it might be a good fit for me. I am worried, though that I won't get the full MFA experience that I'm looking for. I'm also not opposed to taking out more loans, but I'd rather avoid those to the extent that it's possible. I'm considering deferring til next cycle to apply again and hopefully make it into something full-time with more funding. I guess I'm looking for advice/guidance on full-time vs part-time programs, insights on Northwestern's program in particular, and information about alternative sources of funding (such as private scholarships/grants). To complicate the situation even more, I'm still waiting for an admission decision from the University of Washington in Seattle. I'm thinking that the fact that I haven't heard anything this late in the game probably means a rejection, but still...
  18. Can anyone give me insight into which school would be better to attend/some pros and cons of each?
  19. I graduated from the George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs, now seeking for graduate studies to solidify my knowledge and apply some practical skills. I applied several schools for 2017 spring. Now I am deciding between two schools: NYU vs. Northwestern University. I am writing down some of my comments here for your reference and I would love to hear feedbacks from current student or past graduates since I can only find limited information on those two programs. NYU: Master of Science in Global Affairs. First of all, NYC is an international hub for global affairs and emerging markets, good for networking. The curriculum offered seem to be more concentrated. However, it is so expansive that I am not sure if the outcomes are worth the tuition paid. I have heard that it is a fairly new program and I really appreciate any comments on this program. NU: Master of Public Policy and Administration: It seems like a combination of public relations and international affairs without a specific concentration. I was quite confused. And when I look at the faculty members, to be honest, I was a little disappointed. Moreover, it is an graduate program that you can complete online, making me doubtful about its quality, no offense. However, it is after all prestigious school and Chicago seems less competitive. I need to clarify my background first. I am an international student thus career options matter since I need a legal status to stay in the United States. My ideal job is working for NGOs preferably the United Nations though I know it is hard. Both of the programs are run in the School of the Professional Studies so not many resources given in such a perspective. But I have to pick one out of these two now. It is urgent. Please help me out. Any one knowing these two programs feel free to leave your comments.
  20. Hey all! I'm super excited to say that I've been accepted to Columbia, CUNY, and Medill. However I am extremely less excited to say that I'm wracked with indecision on where to attend. To give a little background about myself, I'm currently finishing up my undergrad in Pennsylvania. While there, I wrote extensively for an alternative news site and interned for my area's local NPR affiliate. I've lived on the east coast my entire life. After j-school, I'm hoping to go into audio production with a public radio station or a podcast. I'd like to live in New York City. If anyone has any advice, I would really appreciate it! I am so torn between these three schools, so I'd love to hear any particular insights (especially given my ideal career path). Thanks, Internet!
  21. languagegirl

    Northwestern University

    Is anyone here considering Northwestern? Or has already decided on Northwestern? I'm visiting during one of the open houses and wanted to know people's thoughts on this program!
  22. harshharsh

    Northwestern vs Columbia

    Hey guys, I have applied to Northwestern and Columbia for the masters in Biotechnology starting Fall'16. I have got into NWU and the results for Columbia are yet to come (in the first week of May). Any suggestions on the pros and cons of both the programs? Also , both seem to be quite expensive, is it worth taking a risk hoping that I will land a job after graduation ? Thanks
  23. I am admitted to USC master of science in computer science. Does anyone know that what is the deadline to submit the statement of intent since I'm waiting for Northwestern MS CS result but it seems to be very late.
  24. Hi guys! So I've narrowed down my choices to Northwestern and Teachers College (bilingual extension). Northwestern and TC are both very expensive so I'm not really focused on the money but more on the programs themselves. If I go to TC then I could live from home and commute to NYC. If I go to NU then I would be moving from NJ to Evanston/Chicago. What do you guys think of the programs compared to each other??
  25. I've read through a few of these threads, and the common theme seems to be people who clearly (from an outsider's perspective) already know what they want coming to that realization on their own by hearing input from others. So...here I am. Possibly already decided, but certainly don't feel that way. I've been accepted to UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Northwestern, and CU Boulder for CS PhD programs. As far as I can see, here is how things breakdown. Stipends are comparable at each school: UC Berkeley Area: I don't love NorCal (I lived in the area for ~7 years so I'm pretty familiar), but there are a TON of opportunities to get involved with startups in the area. Research fit: AWESOME, I'd work on super wacky stuff the likes of which I haven't seen at other places. I also love the prof BUT he can be EXTREMELY difficult to get in touch with. That's been a problem for me in the past - I'm independent, but I don't like to be completely abandoned. Prestige: Super high obviously. Long-term prospects: Name recognition through the roof, plus I'd likely already develop relationships with awesome industry companies. Focus: Developing new platforms. UC Santa Cruz Area: Again, NorCal, not my fave, but off in the woods seems like a better fit for me. Still plenty of great access to the startups and so forth in the area. Research fit: Also AWESOME. I'd be working with a professor who does super wacky stuff that's right up my alley. I've felt the strongest "gut fit" with this prof. Prestige: Not so great? Long-term prospects: I'd develop some strong relationships that could take me far, and doing research that I'm super interested in sounds excellent. Focus: Playful technology / user-centered design / games CU Boulder Area: My absolute favorite place by far, hands down. Living here would be a joy every day. Some tech startup activity in the area, but probably not much compared to the Bay Area. Research fit: EXCELLENT. Very interdisciplinary campus, new program ramping up (I tend to thrive in slightly chaotic environments like this as long as I'm given the power to change things). Prestige: Not so great? Long-term prospects: Craft technology / schools Northwestern Area: Chicago, big cities just aren't my thing. BUT, they do have opportunities, and I'd do work in museums, and possibly with some amazing performing groups there. Research fit: Great, I think? I'm questioning my commitment to the focus here, but until super recently I was way gung-ho about it. Prestige: Excellent. Long-term prospects: I'd build relationships with museums, since that's the main focus of the lab. Anyway, there's no clear winner here to me, at least. I...I'm not even sure what I'm asking for... I guess I'm just hoping that if I type this all out, someone will be able to hold up a mirror to what I've said and help me see my own hopes and dreams more clearly. Here's a question I guess: How does CU Boulder rank as compared with Santa Cruz or Northwestern?
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