Boston College Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 110 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NECHE, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 14,466 (9,870 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $28,386
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

It's a accelerated master’s entry nursing program so it is a given that it is a very intensive and challenging program. Feeling exhausted and stressed is ongoing. The cost of the program is also very high. However, I have learned a lot through both class lectures and clincial rotations. While not all professors have been great, there has been some amazing professors. Additionally, I have been able to gain valuable experience in highly ranked hospitals and develop as a health care provider. Overall, I would choose this program again.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: faculty members and fellow students are supportive Cons: price
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2021

The environment in BC is very good for the pursuit of science, since it is beautiful and quiet out there. The physics department is also very supportive toward the career of a Ph. D. student.
0.67 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

The history department itself is wonderful. Faculty are great and I've had really good experiences with my advisor. However, the teaching load is very high and takes a lot of time, making it difficult to complete the program quickly. Additionally, the graduate school is implementing a number of changes which is dramatically reducing graduate student funding and health insurance coverage for future years. In conjunction with other changes a new administration is introducing, I can no longer recommend the graduate program at Boston College. Graduates will likely find it difficult to complete the program without securing outside funding and will likely find the reputation of the program declining in the coming years.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Access to quality faculty and facilities. Cons: cost of living. University administrative lack of support. Security of benefits.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Great education with very little room for improvement
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm a current graduate student at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, studying Mental Health Counseling. I have the wonderful privilege of being among some of the most dedicated, intelligent and lively future mental health professionals and I feel so lucky to be one of them at Boston College. We are all extremely close and this has been one of the most rewarding experience in the program. I love the social justice message my program holds and the dedication to that message from my cohort, however, it sometimes feels that we're up a creek without a paddle. The staff is fairly well trained and interested in the success of students but the overall communication of the program about expectations for internship and licensure leave some things to be desired. Of course graduate school has high expectations, however, in a field that speaks highly about self care, self care often takes a backseat to paper deadlines, classes, internship, and working outside of going to school. While I wouldn't trade the experience in for the world, it is certainly not to be taken lightly. It's quite the financial burden and can take an emotional, mental, and even physical toll. I love BC and my program and my only advice is that a prospective student be as informed as possible about the culture of the program and the breakdown of tuition.
2.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The program isn't as flexible as I had originally hoped and the school could do more to support its students of color, however overall it is a program with curriculum that covers many key topics/concepts to prepare social workers for full time employment after degree completion.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The Lynch School is a fantastic place to be! Lots of bright, energetic and like minded people.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

Completing my M.Ed at Boston College gave me access to some really wonderful, inspiring faculty and practical skills and knowledge for the classroom. I was able to take some courses outside of the M.Ed curriculum and actually found those to be the most rewarding.
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