Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 389 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NECHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: NASAD and NASM
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 65,390 (35,888 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 34% part-time, 66% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $51,716
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.92 out of 5.0
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
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
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.
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.
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