Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE, + 2 more
  • 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

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.
1.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2010

I received my MPH with a concentration in epidemiology. My biggest complaint about BU's MPH program is its lack of faculty and program support. My assigned faculty advisor left after my first semester and I never was given another one. I also found the career services severely lacking. I received very minimal help with resume and cover letter prep and job hunting. BU is very expensive and I felt that the classes were too large and the program too big to provide the type of mentorship and guidance I was expecting for such an expensive school. Please remember this is just my experience and I know others who really enjoyed the program.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine Program is a great degree to earn if one wishes get into the field of counseling immediately. The hands on-approach and consistent on the scene requirements we experience help make students feel ready to take on the challenges of counseling just about anyone. It is a great program. The only con of this program is that due to the high expectations of the supportive staff many students often feel burned out at the end of a school week.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Work closely with staff Small program Supportive Staff Thesis requirement Cons: New program
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

BU is a wonderful school and their graduate programs are some of the best in the country.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2016

The mathematical finance program at BU is a top notch quant program which comes with many challenges. These include 50 graduate credits in 3 semesters and an integration of three highly complex fields; mathematics, computer science, and finance. Such a program comes with large stress and financial burden, but the reward associated with completing a technical degree from a world-leading institution is vast and very well worth it. Graduating from Boston University causes the path that lies ahead to be very bright.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

BU offers one of the top OT programs in the country, with fantastic faculty members who are all very active within the field. The classes are relevant, engaging, and supplement fieldwork nicely. The only downside is that Boston can be pricey if you're living on a budget.
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