Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.89 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

3.67 out of 5.0
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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.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

PROS - Material moves fast which is good for a busy professional trying to complete their degree in a shorter amount of time CONS - Tuition is expensive
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that the School of Public Health has a wealth of competitive and intelligent students. There is a notable diversity amongst the student population with a high percentage of international students. The professors are very personable and willing to help. The class sizes aren't too big, so the professors get to know students one on one, and are able to help them both with classwork and career advice. The main issue with Boston University is that tuition is extremely high and the cost of living in the city is also unaffordable for students. Many students have to get part time jobs, meaning that study time is cut. If there were more opportunities for grants and awards for graduate students, especially in the public health field, I feel that many of the students in my program would be able to finish their education without a plethora of loans and economic instability.
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Cons - New program, still working out the kinks; Tough full-time course load while simultaneously working on one's thesis; fighting to gain respect and supplies from the School of Medicine Pros - Medical area; Networks with Medical Examiner's Office; Professors have various academic strengths/areas
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

Convenient and affordable, but inconsistent sometimes. Overall, lovely place to attend!
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Cost of living is a bit high, but it's Boston. You are paying to live in really amazing city. The program is great, I'm learning so much and meeting a lot of great people who I will be working with some day!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a very expensive program, but for the field it is well worth the investment because students are exposed to cutting edge technology and techniques. Emphasis is on clinical practice which will give students extra preparation for their careers.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2013

This grading is based on my overall first impression of the university, and may not reflect my opinions made later on during my academic career.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I am a single mom and this program allows me the flexibility to further my dreams and my career goals. It has given me an opportunity I never thought I'd have.
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