Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I learned so much from the courses I've taken in Biostatistics, and met many people with various research interests
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Very good school. It would be great that senior faculty got more involved in the research process
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2021

Pros: I like my classmates. Boston is a really nice place. Good atmosphere. Cons: This city in general is unreasonably expensive.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent academic conditions, with top-tier courses and faculty that is always available. Boston is an expensive city abut Financial Aid is almost always available. Abundant networking and career opportunities.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Because it's a small program, it is extremely flexible and you can tailor the program to suit your needs. However, it can be somewhat limited because of its size. For a motivated student, this is not a problem, but you need to know what you want. Connectivity to other schools in the area means that you are not limited to only what is available on campus.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: My program is specifically in clinical nutrition, which is the area I want to be in after graduating. This includes a practicum and dietetic internship that will allow me to gain the experience necessary for after graduation. Cons: My first year includes classes in a wide array of subjects.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

I am very impressed with the quality of teaching at Boston University and I am extremely pleased with my choice to attend BU.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016

Boston University has the best graduate program for Journalism! Your graduate school experience is excellent; you learn an extensive amount about reporting, media, and print forms. Your professors are also journalists who prepare you with real industry experience. Boston as a city is a great location for news, culture, and future jobs.
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Boston University has in excellent graduate program for computer science. The University provides knowledgeable professors, and a great learning environment. It also offers a distance learning program which adds a great deal of flexibility to the program. The surround area has a lot of opportunities for employment and internships in the technology field. Several software and technology powerhouses are located in Boston and Cambridge. Google, Amazon, Twitter, Akamai, Dropbox just to name a few. The down size of living in Boston is housing and cost of living are not very affordable to those who provide their own finical backing. It has been difficult to work and take on a graduate program at the same time, however I believe the journey is well worth it.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

This school was not hard for me, although I think that I'm an anomaly in this case - I didn't feel that there was ENOUGH work to do, considering that I'm in a graduate program. The faculty is excellent and the online lectures are a plus (if you can attend them, do so - they're invaluable). My course was entirely online and it was easy to navigate (though there are some things that can be improved). The courses were quite interesting and the value is definitely there, as everyone knows the name of the school at the very least. I just didn't find the coursework at all hard or challenging enough, but I have extremely high expectations, so. Worth the money you'll pay - and you'll pay a LOT. Program is quite expensive for what you get.
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