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

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

I love that my professors are so supportive. They offer constructive criticisms to make you better at your profession as a student and in corporate world. The courses are very challenging and interacting with your classmates offer diversified insights that you normally do not consider under the stress or writing. I do believe that I am getting a quality education and that I am challenged in every course. The program is quite demanding, but anything of quality requires a lot of attention.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Great place to get experiences in healthcare and policy, but the program itself lacks diversity in faculty and students.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

Above all, BU's School of Education has exposed me to a faculty and staff that are caring and accessible. I've been able to work directly with several mentors who have modeled what it means to connect theory to practice.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Ability to diversify the degree to fit your abilities and interests. Option to attend on campus and off campus classes. Diversified faculty to better understand different aspects of your program Versitility to use program in different settings Cons: Rare occurances of technology glitches for off campus attendence.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

It is very expensive to live in Boston. This graduate program is very time-consuming leaving little to no time to maintain a job, so it is necessary to rely on loans. Unfortunately, the profession of social work is not well-paid, so paying off student debt will be challenging. However, my personal experience in this program, with the professors, other students, and field work has surpassed any of my expectations in the greatest way possible. I feel that after I complete the program, I will, indeed, be well-prepared to be a licensed social worker. The main issue that has presented itself to both myself and my peers has been the lack of diversity amongst the students. As well, there were not nearly enough discussions regarding diversity/race/etc. at the beginning of the program; these conversations have not yet occurred until the second semester at the urging of the students. Overall, there are certainly areas needing improvement with my program, but I am very happy and grateful to be in it.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- Faculty Location Standard of Education Cons- Cost Commonwealth Ave
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

It's a challenging, yet rewarding program. It really teach you how to think about critical problems in the field of nutrition.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I loved attending graduate school at Boston University and would recommend it highly.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

Great program and staff. Really impressive connection to field and materials. Only big drawback is the price.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

BU's Doctorate of Physical Therapy is very challenging, but I feel that the curriculum is taught in such a way that helps us develop into the best healthcare providers we can be. Current literature and practices are introduced and taught, and almost all of our professors are still practicing and thus constantly bring real-life situations to our attention.
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