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

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The accelerated nursing program at Boston College has high expectations but prepares students well for a future nursing career.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

There are several pros of the master of social work program at Boston College. It is a well developed program that takes advantage of the diverse educational backgrounds of students while preparing them to be quality social workers. The professors seem to overall be excellent at conveying the material to the student population as well having professional advice to give. The holistic approach of academics and field education lead to a greater understanding of the material. In particular for me, the graduate school of social work maintains a focus on the global context and an emphasis on cultural competency as a social worker. The main con for this graduate program is the cost. It is a great education with a huge price tag that can be hard to rectify when going into social services field.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Cons: Expensive tuition and no real interest from the college to help with it. Masters students aren't interviewed so sometimes some real duds get in. Pros: Excellent social justice education. You get the name/reputation.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a small program, which leads to both positive and negative impacts on student experience. You have incredible support from faculty and, often, close relationships with advisors and other faculty who are able to offer each student a huge amount of feedback and mentoring. On the other hand, because the program is small, there is less room for peer to peer support as there are often very few students working in similar areas. More general pros are: lively city with many universities and thus a constant stream of lectures, reading groups etc as well as opportunities for cross-institute study through the consortium or the grad consortium in Women's Studies; excellent teaching experience (including electives); enthusiastic undergrads; good financial support and a generally extremely supportive program that will go to bat for you.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Small classes but very expensive. If I am able to obtain a job in Big Law upon graduation, it will all be worth it!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I have had a great first year experience at Boston College. I was recently diagnosed with an auto-immune disease; the faculty and advisers have been nothing but supportive and helpful in my journey to wellness. The workload, while intense, is informative, relevant and extremely interesting. I love the interactive experience I have with professors and other students, and have learned a great deal about social work practice as well as myself. I have nothing bad to say about the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. I am, however, struggling financially to pay for my undergraduate student loans as well as the impending graduate student loans I will have upon graduation in the Spring of 2015. I have worked very hard and would be truly grateful to receive any form of financial assistance.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Excellent school. Beautiful people and buildings. Incredible environment.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2014

It would be hard to find a better graduate school experience than what I've had at Boston College. The career services are outstanding, especially for those who are looking to change careers and enter a new field. Many firms visit campus to offer information, conduct interviews, and network with students. The classes and faculty are top notch, and the workload is tough but fair. Boston College has given me so many opportunities as a graduate student, and I believe I will be more successful in the future because of my choice to attend the Carroll School. I don't have much to offer on the negative side, but I will say that the program gives you as much as you put in. If you don't regularly talk or meet with career strategies, they may not be as helpful, and the same is true of the firms that visit and the networking opportunities. Take initiative at Boston College and you will be rewarded. The last thing I will say is how amazed I am at the group of people that come through this program. What I read about top MBA programs, like HBS or Chicago Booth or MIT Sloan, is that the competition can be overwhelming and palpable in the classroom. At Boston College, the people are competitive but they are so much more collaborative than what I expected when evaluating business schools. It is a fantastic environment in which to learn and build a network for the future.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

The best and worst part of the BC program is its small, intimate size. The size allows you to form relationships that are unmatched by other schools both with your peers and with professors and administration. You'll receive individualized attention that ensures you meet all of your goals during business school. On the flip side, the small size limits the ability of the program to bring in some big name speakers or companies who would prefer to have a larger audience.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of this graduate program are the quality of professors, the campus safety, and academic competitiveness due to the location. However, the cons of this program are the ability to get to the campus. There is usually a lot of traffic to and from school and the amount of financial aid available to students.
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