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

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.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

An expensive program especially in the city of Boston, but prepares you fully for a career in medicine!
1.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros - High quality name of University to support value of degree sought. Professors from various backgrounds/academic fields. Cons - Very expensive tuition and living expenses for area. Degree is not worth the cost to receive it.
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