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| I have read the advice given from former students. I actually left information on the website to be contacted. I also called in and left my number because I seen an "open house" approaching. After, I googled Northwestern Business College I seen the links for comments about the school overall. I am soooooooooo glad I did. I will pass on this decision to go there. Thank you all for sharing your experiences. I am so happy I researched before actually being STUCK with GARBAGE. =) |
|Oct 26 2010|| Male --
Class 2000 |
|Not so bright|
| Whatever you do, PLEASE do not enroll at Northwestern College. Northwestern College is a waste of time and money. You will not be educated or have a chance at a job. They tell you lie after lie. The first one is that the placement rate is 96%. I have yet to hear from any student about being place in jobs of their fields. Northwestern College will hire you to work in admission at minimum wage to recruit others to attend. This is similar to how the slaves were lured onto the ships to bring the to America to be slaves. One of their own helped the masters to capture them. That's Northwestern College. Teachers truly don't know how to "TEACH", they let you turn assignments in late or whenever, tests are reviewed before taking them, and guess what - you really don't need a book. Grades are a joke and most student get either an A or B to keep them enrolled for the school to keep the money coming him. There is no placement - you can do what they do - search the internet for jobs. They have no instruction on cover letters and the professional development class don't have a clue of how to prepare students for the work force from dress code to interviewing. All in all, don't waste your time at NC. Your mind is a terrible thing to let Northwestern College waste. That is exactly what they do. I regret having attended Northwestern College. It's not a College. |
|Sep 30 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2010 |
| As a person who stuck it out and earned a degree from Northwestern College, I can say that I understand all the negative comments about the place. NC has plenty of shortcomings that really ruins an experience that overall wouldn't be that bad.|
Northwestern C is a for-profit school so they are going to recruit you very hard. When I signed up the admissions counselor gave me and my mom some fuzzy math when it came to the cost of tuition. We both asked her to be more clear but she continued the shell game. All she said to assure us was that once I graduated I would pay no more than $50 per month on student loans. Now that I'm finished I owe 25k in loans and I haven't met a graduate who isn't paying no less than $250 on their student loan bills.
Academically, NC isn't a bad school for what it is. Most of the teachers want you to succeed and are willing to help you away from class. NC teachers does encourage engagement from students during class. Teachers are disappointed [or bored]when students do not get active in the class discussion. NC does try to have a diverse student body, and it is nice to share opinions from people of different backgrounds and points of view.
Overall the school at it's best is average, the education you get is good and you do get to meet some good people who you might know for a long time. The degree you earn is fully accredited, I know students who transferred to Depaul, U of I etc with an NC degree. I know people who have found good jobs with a NC degree. But all this is averaged out by overpriced tuition, Alumni Services which offers "Lifetime job placement" which consists of craigslist postings, and no extra curricular activities like sports. The school puts on events like picnics during the spring and summer which also coincides with the school's "open house" to recruit new students. I hear that NC is trying to become a 4 year college, but again this is averaged out by the school's inability to get it's Alumni excited about their attendance there.As for me, I loved my time there. I've met some teachers I still talk to, and friends I call up from time to time. NC is a nice school to attend if you look past their shortcomings.
|Jul 18 2010|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |