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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3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that the online MSW program is challenging and a strong academic value. The instructors and course facilitators are all very invested. I like the format of classes being 7 weeks in length and only focusing on one at a time.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2017

Pro: This program is designed for students with a nonnutrition undergrad degree. It allows me to take both undergrad and grad courses to expedite the process and to achieve a Masters degree and dietetics license. Con: The cost of grad programs in general is through the roof and Boston is an expensive city to live in.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Small enrollment so you can get more one on one attention, the campus is excellent and provides good quality of education and ways to network, the environment of the city is very friendly and safe for students to thrive in. Cons: The living cost is slightly expensive.
2.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The online program at BU has a lot of advantages but I have to admit that it needs some improvement. The idea and the effort are amazing but there is a need for more dedicated professors/facilitators. There is inconsistency in the quality of the different classes. There is barely any financial aid.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The School of Social Work at Boston University is rigorous and diverse. However, the city of Boston is too expensive as rent is one of the highest in the country.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Health)
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that this program does an excellent job of catering to the working individual going back to school, however there is no real financial aid other that student loans.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

BUSPH has a well established, and still growing masters of public health program that I am thrilled to be a part of. The professors are wonderful and the staff is so supportive of all the students.
1.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

The MPH degree that the school offers to students is so expensive that people can do the same degree twice at other places in USA for the same money. There is no difference in the courses offered at this University.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program at Boston University is an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience. All of the courses are directly applicable to the skills and knowledge required for the field of study. The program's professors all have extensive knowledge and real-world backgrounds in their subjects, and they are all helpful and approachable. The cost of attendance and the large amounts of coursework are daunting. However, the work ensures that students achieve a complete, experience-based training for their successful graduation and future careers.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

It's a very challenging program, but it's one of the best PT schools in the nation. Faculty and staff are all top notch and very intelligent. It is one of the most mentally draining programs, the shear volume of information is beyond anything I could have phathomed but at the end of the day I'm recieving one of the best educations in the country. It is totally worth it if you're driven and can handle it. Unfortunately the attrition rates are high, grading is tough, and keeping a 3.0 GPA is not easy but the majority of people go on to graduate, pass the boards, and have great careers.
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