Midwestern University-Downers Grove Reviews

  • 47 Reviews
  • Downers Grove (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $43,883
89% of 47 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 47 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

nunya
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2018
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Only things midwestern university gave me was diabetes and an ulcer from sitting to study the vast material they expect you to know. They demand so much and in the end, its all pointless. 90% of material they teach will not be used in profession, they need to focus on relavant material . Also it's way overpriced school for the torture they put you through. I regret picking this school."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2018
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I attended the MBS (2 year) program between 2014-2016. Pros: Amazing campus, labs, and equipment and the faculty are truly outstanding!!! I learned so much from the variety of courses and electives, some of which were combined with students from other Health Sciences programs. Cons: About 1/3 of the students in the program ended up dropping out during the first year. The program was very difficult and therefore not for everyone. About half of the remaining students actually got into the medical/dental programs they desired. If you plan on simply pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry, I would definitely not recommend this program. Having a Masters degree does not give you any sort of edge when it comes to landing a job in the lab (speaking from experience). You will be in the same position, and making the same amount of money as someone who only has a Bachelor's, except you will be ~$70k more in debt."
Andrea T.
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Midwestern University has a prestigious reputation for good reason. The campus is stunning, the faculty is extremely friendly, and the current students are very happy. The coursework is challenging, but you are provided with an abundant amount of resources. The location in the West suburbs of Chicago allows for an ample amount of exploration and social activities with classmates. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to get the most out of their academic career."
Male Masters Graduate, Age 26
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It is up to you to succeed and make college worth the time and money. If you are active on campus and meet with your professors outside of class, you'll make more of the connections you need to find work in your field or recommendations for future academic applications."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Midwestern offered great opportunities for individualized education; could request rotations, classes that you are interested in specifically. They offer an anatomy lab that isn't available in all health science programs."
PA-C , AZ
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Prepared me very well to pass my certification boards as well as to work in the profession. The program was expensive, but overall, a good investment."
SbyX
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"I would recommend it as the last venue because it is VERY expensive"
Female graduate student age 34
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Graduate school focusing on health sciences including Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, and Pharmacology allows for collaboration between specialties and fosters learning. Small, intimate campus in a safe neighborhood close to Chicago. Excellent rotation opportunities."
Jenn
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"It is small health sciences college. The classes are small an the professors really care about the students an really help them succeed. It's pretty expensive but the networking after you graduate is pretty valuable."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"It's a good school, good professors, good programs"
Amanda
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2016
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"I have heard from many pharmacists that Midwestern State University is the best school in Chicago and it has a high rate in USA. It accepts students from all over the country and internationally. The teachers do their best to prepare us to be the best pharmacist in the USA. I'm currently attending Midwestern State University and it is being the best experience I have ever been through and for me personally it was the right choice to attend here and to get my PharmD degree."
Melissa Hoffman
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2015
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The program is very close and tight-knit. The faculty make you feel as though you are part of a family and will help you out with anything you need. The workload is not too heavy, and professors still want you to have a social life. However, I feel as though I am learning from the best."
Brecken Lewendal
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2015
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I love Midwestern University. Though it is an incredibly rigorous Physician Assistant program, the faculty are all there to help you in any way that they can. It is also a very expensive graduate school, but their facilities are excellent and campus is very safe and secure."
ybjc
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I had an amazing experience where I made friends for life and was able to achieve my academic and professional goals with the support of the institution."
Angela Richard
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"This is an excellent stepping stone for students who have to reapply to professional programs."
Michael Aquino
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2015
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Excellent school in a suburb of a large city with knowledgeable, caring instructors. Downers Grove is fairly safe and the campus itself has high security measures. Everything you need outside of school is possible and the school itself has a plethora of information in its library."
Noah Kline
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Program has a lot to offer. You will be so busy that you won't have time to notice the things around campus that aren't top notch. The school prepares you how to be a thorough, intuitive osteopathic physician! I have support from faculty and it's a high end learning environment."
Shelley Kraus
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2015
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Extremely impressed with faculty support and collaborative/cooperative relationship among students in program."
Kaitlyn Gall
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"They have small class sizes so that the professor - student relationship is more personal."
Ashley Milligan
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2014
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"Pros would be that I know I am getting a good education and that I will be more likely to get a job after graduation because of my experience at Midwestern. Con would be that the class size is large, therefore making it more difficult to get 1:1 help from professors."