Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 389 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NECHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: NASAD and NASM
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 65,390 (35,888 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 34% part-time, 66% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $51,716
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.33 out of 5.0
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
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.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Excellent program with professors that are genuinely concerned for their students. Any questions or concerns are addessed immediately by faculty or advisors. Courses are not inexpensive and housing costs are steep.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

I recently began my journey towards a Master's Degree at Boston University's MET College studying Computer Information Science. As a graduate from Virginia Tech's computer science department, I was searching for a way to continue my education without having to quit my job and relocate. Boston University has provided me this opportunity. The online classes are well structured and easy to follow, and the professors are engaged and quick to respond. The coursework is a little heavy, but not overly so. I am able to complete my assignments on time each week with dealing with my projects at work, and I still have time to maintain and social life on the weekends. Additionally, the live online lectures really helps expands the content in the textbook. The seven-week layout of the courses was a little daunting at first. But after my first class, I actually found myself preferring it over the standard 14-week semester. It condenses the class a lot, but it doesn't hinder the ability to learn or retain the information. Overall, I am very pleased with my education at Boston University so far and would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to continue their education.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Boston University is an awesome university--its student body is widely diverse and its strong values of community service are present in everything it does. Its education program as a graduate student is small--which is surprising for such a large university. It means I get a LOT of attention. The workload definitely keeps me busy, but all of it is so relevant and thought-provoking that it makes you feel that you are always the pioneer of your field. And you can't beat Boston in terms of a city to go to school in, either! Everyone here is a student, so although there are plenty of bars and restaurants to hang out in, so many people are on the same schedule that you never feel the distraction of a late-night too tempting.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

The Part-Time MBA program allows students to get an MBA education while still working full-time. It has high quality teaching and a workload that is challenging but manageable for someone working full-time.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The Masters in Elementary Education program at BU is a rigorous three-semester program that heavily values service. The best features of the program are that it gives you teaching experience in high-need, low-income areas, the program advisor is extremely helpful and involved, and that the surrounding schools are so familiar with BU graduates that teachers get hired right after graduating. It's a small program, too, which guarantees plenty of attention and support. Boston University is also admirable for its generous financial aid, especially to applicants who show a dedication towards service. The things that I would change in the program are to maybe expand it slightly. There is also one professor who speaks unclearly about assignments and his class objectives. Other than that, Boston is a great city to be in for school since you will be surrounded by students, opportunities, and the things that go with them--think lots of coffee shops, restaurants, bars, bookshops, and the like!
2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is strong with challenging classes and the support of the faculty is growing with the addition of young tenure track professors who are eager to help.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

It's a wonderful program that challenges me in the classroom and provides opportunities for application and practice in the field.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

It is very hands on and you learn a lot but it is expensive and overwhelming at times.
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