Boston College Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 27 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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2009

Excellent school, great teachers and overall academic experience.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Boston College has a beautiful campus and a fantastic social work program. The professors are incredibly knowledgeable and are active social workers in the community that constantly integrate real life examples.
2.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2007

Over priced. Mostly taught by doctorate students. Would have preferred more real life experience and down to earth teachers who weren't just teachers but practices.
2.42 out of 5.0
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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.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Boston College's School of Social Work is a selective and highly academic program. Students receive a quality education from some of the best professors in the field of social work and receive valuable internship experience with the Field Education program. The financial aid, however, is difficult to come by and tuition is very expensive. Students are able to choose a part-time program so that they may work full-time, making the program more affordable.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

BCSSW does a great job about incorporating student feedback into the classes, and continually revising the curricula to adapt to the changing environment. All assignments relate back to a required field placement, and are very career-skills oriented. BCSSW is one of the country's top 10 social work programs.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The Graduate School of Social Work is one of the best in the nation and this was evident to me after the first semester. The program is challenging, but good and very appropriate for my pace. The faculty and staff is great and they are always available. I really appreciate that. I just wish there were more housing options for graduate students. Besides that, I have nothing negative to say.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Going to BC for my MSW is the best decision I've made thus far. The experience as a whole, the faculty, coursework, and opportunities, have proven to be while worth the move to Boston.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Great faculty, great scholarships and financial aid, great program. Boston, although an expensive city to live in, is a fun city with a ton of opportunities.
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.
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