Boston College Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
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: NEASC CIHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 14,354 (9,796 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 23% part-time, 77% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $26,262
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2018

Great program, financial aid/stipend needs to be more competitive with surrounding schools.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2022

Great academics - Great people. Beautiful buildings.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

BC is just the absolute best. The Higher Ed program is fabulous and all the faculty are wonderful.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program with a focus on social justice and multiculturalism. Perfect location right outside of Boston but easy asses. Interesting classes with accomplished professors who want to teach students.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

Boston College's Masters in Accounting program proves itself to be phenomenal with its exceptional faculty and network. My in-class experience has been amazing with great professors and classmates. However the only downside is that as a one-year program, the coursework is very expedited.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The quality of the program is amazing, with the opportunity to earn two certificates and the instructors are great. However, the cost of living in Boston is very high and there are few opportunities for financial aid. You can also only work as a graduate assistant in your second year. The system for scheduling classes is very archaic. The timing was off for the opening with the system time ahead of real time. This lead to me having to choose a different class time and instructor. It would be better if the scheduling system was better integrated into the online class system.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Boston College is a competitive, quality school with fantastic faculty. Financial assistance is difficult to come by, but the return on investment is worth it.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Big focus on consulting in the first year of the program but not a lot of recruiting from consulting firms
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is academically rigorous and demanding, but you do learn and lot and they prepare you for a variety of future work placements. One aspect I disliked is that in the first year, you do not get an opportunity to really work where you want, or get more clinical expereince (as a mental health program might) since Boston employees only want second year interns. I almost attended USC's program, and while they are different and more expensive, I will admit their network is much better when it comes to this issue.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

I believe that the pros of this program are that each professor is a specialist in the courses he or she teaches. Therefore, I am learning the most from those who love the topics they teach about. Additionally, the campus is beautiful and well-resourced. The program is structured to be flexible and allow for various other time commitments such as full time jobs or part-time jobs. The cons are the cost. Over $36,000 for 30 credits seems to be a lot for a student paying entirely on their own. Additionally, the cost living any where near the campus is extremely high and difficult to manage.
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