Boston College Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 111 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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2010

Pros- great graduate program. Several courses offered at flexible times.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

I am currently enrolled in the 5th year BA/MA program within the History department at Boston College. I loved my time as an undergraduate, so I was thrilled to be accepted to the 5th year program to spend another year with the BC history department. I feel that one of the biggest pros of this program is the opportunity to receive a Master's degree in just one year after undergraduate graduation. I feel that this is a very strong program and will be very valuable in my academic and professional life.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are the amazing teachers, material, and access to a variety of resources, groups, social gatherings, workshops. Negative points are the cost!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

The Evening MBA program at the Boston College Carroll School of Management has been a great experience so far. After completing 44 of 56 credits, I can confidently say that the investment in an education with BC is worthwhile. The faculty have been top notch, the student body is very high caliber, and the curriculum is challenging. There are high profile guest speakers in some classes that really illustrate the concepts and context of the subject matter. The integrative courses also do a great job of cohesively bringing together the content of the core courses. Available elective courses cover a broad range of interests and facets of business. I really can't say enough good things about my experience with BC!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I am in a Master's program for Mental health counseling at the BC's Lynch school of education. The quality of the faculty and the career resources available to Lynch school students is top-notch. In my case, the Lynch school was generous in its financial aid in providing merit funding, and I am aware of at least 2 fellowship programs for MA or M.Ed candidates that cover half or most of the tuition cost. That being said, I find the buildings and facilities for grad Education students to be lacking, and there is little or no guidance for housing (which is mostly off-campus) or non-academic events. The only grad students who are allowed to live on-campus are RAs. Grad students must pay for an annual permit to use the garages at BC, and most of my classmates as well as myself drive to campus.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The required courses all make sense and are relevant to what I need to know for my future career. I feel prepared to go into the workplace based on education in the classroom and internships I have been provided through my field education.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a great graduate program. I feel that they have a wide range of courses so that you are able to specialize in a specific area, even though this is only a master's program. The work load isn't too bad, although some professors are worse than others. The professors are really accessible, and are open to questions both in and out of class. Since the class size is not very big, you and your professors can get to know each other well. The professors are well qualified to teach these course. The only problem I have is that the language used in some of the courses is very hard to understand because it can be really scientific. Otherwise this is a great school and a great program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a direct entry nurse practitioner program. As such it is fast paced and the workload is quite difficult to manage at times. Despite the workload I feel that I have learned a tremendous amount of material and have had an overall positive experience with my education so far.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros -The faculty is experienced and incredibly knowledgable about the field. They are so supportive! -Field Placement works very hard to find an internship that is a good match for you -Boston College has a strong Alumni Network -There are many interesting classes to choose from, courses abroad, two or three year programs--lots of flexibility Cons -No one likes public transportation but it's cheaper than buying a car! -Rent in the Boston area is pretty expensive -Some technology is outdated, such as course registration and no electronic links for references
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

BC is a great program. I am completeing my Masters as a part time as I continue to work full time. The course load is to be expected of a grad school. The faculty is wonderful. As a PT person I do not feel they are very accomidating to part time school schedules even thought they have a part tme program.
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