Why study MS in Northwestern University?

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Since 1909, Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering has sought excellence in achieving its two parallel missions: to produce new knowledge and to engage and educate students. Northwestern Engineering fosters a culture in which innovation is not only encouraged, but expected. That culture still thrives today, driving new initiatives, research discoveries, and superior education.

Located on the Evanston campus, Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering has eight academic departments, more than two dozen interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, a range of state-of-the-art facilities, and nationally recognized, award-winning faculty.

  • Approximately 1660 undergraduates, 900 master’s degree students, and 860 PhD students
  • 181 faculty members including 30 national academy members
  • More than 275 labs, centers and affiliate programs involving students in research

State-of-the-art facilities including: smart classrooms and collaborative meeting spaces, advanced prototyping laboratories, 3D printers and additive manufacturing equipment, a CAM/CAM lab, a mechatronics lab, and more .

Active, successful alumni who have gone on to lead commercial space programs, create start-up companies in healthcare and medicine, and chair departments at other prestigious academic institutions, among other accomplishments.

Students thrive at Northwestern Engineering, gaining the skills and experience they need to become whole-brain engineers prepared to take on the most pressing challenges of tomorrow.


Northwestern Engineering has diverse areas of undergraduate study and wide selection of bachelor’s and combined degree programs that let students immerse themselves in collaborative, interdisciplinary study as they learn from leaders in their chosen field. The Social Science/Humanities Theme Requirement provides an opportunity to learn from leaders from across the university and helps round out engineering education. The knowledgeable and approachable faculty, exceptional facilities, and well-rounded curriculum provide an undergraduate experience that leaves students suited for success in any field.


Graduate work at Northwestern Engineering can be a doorway to a new chapter in life. The possibilities are limitless: Conduct groundbreaking research, prepare for a career in academia, and position yourself for a hands-on leadership role in the engineering workforce. Whether a PhD, a part-time master’s degree, or a full-time master’s degree, Northwestern Engineering will ensure that students emerge prepared for a lifetime of impact.

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Why Study in Virginia Tech?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, is a public, land-grant, and research university with the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, educational facilities in six regions statewide, and a study-abroad site in Switzerland. The commonwealth’s third-largest university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs […]

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Why should I study in Boston University?

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Boston University  (most commonly referred to as BU or otherwise known as Boston U.) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is non-sectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

The university has more than 3,800 faculty members and 33,000 students, and is one of Boston’s largest employers. It offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees through eighteen schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston’s Fenway – Kenmore and Allston neighbourhoods, while the BU Medical Campus is in Boston’s South End neighbourhood.

BU is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. BU is a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education and the Association of American Universities.

The university counts seven Nobel Laureates, twenty-three Pulitzer Prize winners, nine Academy Award winners, and several Emmy and Tony Award winners among its faculty and alumni. BU also has MacArthur, Sloan, and Guggenheim Fellowship holders as well as American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences members among its past and present graduates and faculty.

The Boston University Terriers compete in the NCAA’s Division I. BU athletic teams
compete in the Patriot League, and Hockey East conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. It is well known for men’s hockey, in which it has won five national championships, most recently in 2009.

Boston University offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, and law degrees through its 18 schools and colleges. The newest school at Boston University is the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies (established 2014), and the newest name is the Questrom School of Business (renamed in 2015).

U.S. News & World Report ranks BU tied for 41st among national universities and 32nd among global universities for 2016. Boston University was also ranked 10th among public health graduate schools, 16th among social work schools, tied for 26th among law schools, 30th among medical schools (research), tied for 37th among engineering schools, tied for 43rd among business schools, and 52nd among education schools.

QS World University Rankings in 2015 ranked Boston University 91st overall in the world. Times Higher Education in 2015 ranked BU 64th overall in the world and 30th among U.S. universities.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Boston University 42nd in the United States and 73rd in the world, in its 2015 list. Newsweek (International Edition), in its list of the Top 100 Global Universities, ranked BU the 35th in the United States, and 65th in the world.

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