Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 393 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 13 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 64,316 (35,864 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 34% part-time, 66% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $48,082
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2020

I have been appropriately challenged and supported at BU.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

BU is fine if you just want your degree without all the prestige of many of the other Boston area schools.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Good work life balance. Good professors and great environment.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

I get a lot of one-on-one time with faculty, and they are very supportive and helpful. Their knowledge is superb, and I feel I am getting a quality education.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of my graduate program is that there are a lot of great resources in the area for collaboration, scientific expertise, and instrumentation.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2021

The graduate program at Boston University has many positives but would improve greatly from more support and established networks of resources.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

The Boston University School of Music Masters of Music Program is incredibly competitive, enjoyable, and inspirational. As young artists in the opera world, we have the chance to work with renowned full time faculty, world-known directors and performers in the field, and promising colleagues. Not only do you have the opportunity to pursue your passion through wonderful programs and high-level productions, you experience all that comes with a conservatory while still being part of a high-level university in one of the most wonderful cities in the world. The cons of the BU Masters of Music Program is the fact that they have very limited funds. For this reason, although they are able to attract high-level performers, the high quality of life those students desire is hard to achieve.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

It is very great program from which I can really learn a lot, and the school provides us abundant academic resources. But the workload is too heavy and the rating is very strict.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2017

As someone working full time and determined to earn a graduate degree the program at Boston University was perfect. I have been able to complete the coursework online and had access to my professors and classmates through discussion boards and live classroom meetings.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017

I appreciate that the program is centered on career development. Some of the classes feel like they are at an undergraduate level, though.
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