Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.88 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

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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.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros- nationally ranked program, great professors, great research opportunities, great location. Cons- It is ridiculously expensive, and makes me anxious about whether it is worth the money.
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

Competitive school. Great program. Unbelievable connections. However, the cost of tuition and unavailability of financial aid for graduate students is a huge detriment for students in the program and school at large.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I have only heard great things about this program. I start in the Fall but I have a history at BU. I am an Upward bound Alum. I enjoyed the campus and its resources while I attended the program.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Boston University Sargent College was a great experience for my graduate studies. The faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of their students. They were valuable resources in helping me make my career decisions. The school is located in a lively sections of Boston, near Fenway Park. The only con I can think of regarding the program is administration response. Other than that I enjoyed my time at Boston University.
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