Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

0% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
91%
of students recommend
(3.88 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 393 respondents

School Highlights

Most
Affordable
Regionally
Accredited
Non
Profit
High
Grad. Rate
Has Online
Degrees
Find an Online Degree:

School Ratings

Quality of Instruction
Student Financial Services
Satisfaction With Degree
Earning Potential
Prepared for Career

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

3.92 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty is a great resource, with many career and internship networking possibilities. The cons would include not a great deal of financial scholarship available directly through the school.
4.83 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2009

The Public Health program at the Boston University School of Public Health has a very strong academic reputation, with very knowledgeable faculty who have been out in the field and can relate many of their field experiences to what is being learned in class. I studied international health, and every single one of my professors had a large breadth and depth of ongoing research overseas. This presented many opportunities to get involved in their research and gain practical experience applying the tools of public health program management, monitoring and evaluation. I felt very well prepared in that respect. The school is also situated at the edges of many diverse neighborhoods and on the Boston University medical and dental campus, where the Boston Medical Center is located. This also presented many opportunities to connect with medical professionals and researchers. I can't think of any cons as I had a great experience as a part-time student.
4.42 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

The city itself is expensive, but BU's Communication Graduate Program is ranked #1 in the U.S.A
4.5 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: excellent teachers and faculty advisors, small class sizes, and faculty is dedicated to students' success. excellent networking opportunities. Cons: there are alternate ways to teacher licensure--grad school is an expensive option...but worth it!
3.67 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The Music Performance department at Boston University is a rigorous and high quality program. The faculty is comprised of some of the best musicians and educators in the Boston area. Students are given the opportunity to work closely with faculty and other musicians in the performance program through chamber music classes. The theory, musicianship and musicology components of the program maintain high standards through challenging entrance exams and comprehensive courses. I wish that BU offered more financial aid options but the education is certainly worth the cost.
4.75 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Boston University's online MSW program is demanding, challenging, and highly interactive. It has exceeded my expectations thus far. Although the program is online and, due to this, is somewhat flexible with regard to how and when assignments are completed, every course has strict deadlines, weekly class meetings, and moves at a quick pace. The cons of this program are that it last longer than most other on-campus programs (2 years and 9 months long, no semester breaks versus 2 years with summer breaks); also, online students, if they live far away from the campus, are unable to utilize the benefits that are available on campus. Yet, overall, the high quality of instruction, creative use of technology, and small class size make this program accessible for graduate students of all ages and abilities and is a great investment for future social workers all over the nation.
4.67 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Some of the Pros about the program is the quality of education that is required for each assignment. Also the variety of job placements that can come with a completed degree assists to enhance the intership experience. A con can be that there are sometimes network or connection issues that are mostly associated with new students.
3.25 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

Great area and professors. Sometimes it is hard to reach certain people in the program, but overall a very good experience.
4.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the biggest pros of my program is the challenging work. Although, my classes are online, the high academic expectation is relavant; therefore, it's been a great learning experience The cons is that becuase there's a high expectation of excellence, there's not a lot of room for error, which can be a lot pressure for those not used to it.
4.75 out of 5.0
-
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

I like that the evening MBA program has the same quality of classes that the full-time MBA program does. The professors are accessible and so is the career center. It's also great to have people in my class from many different backgrounds and careers.
0% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Disclaimer: GraduatePrograms.com makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of GraduatePrograms.com. GraduatePrograms.com takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.

This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the school of this site. With the exception of the recommend rate percentage (which is the average based student-submitted ratings to our site), all of the data is sourced either from the National Center for Education Statistics or from an official representative of the school. NCES data is updated annually to reflect the most current available data, and student review information is updated in real time. For additional information, refer to our School Data Methodology.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.