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

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I love that the School of Social Work offers an off-campus weekend program, designed for students who are employed full time. The classes are intense and fast paced but not too difficult. The cohort model provides support for fitting school into an already busy schedule.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

This program is one of the best in the area for earning a doctorate of physical therapy. I am receiving and incredible education but the amount that I need to pay in order to get it is excessive. There are not many scholarship opportunities for graduate students at BU and I am unsure as to how I am going to be able to afford the next two years.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The BU Gastronomy program is too dependent on one or two of the faculty's vision and design. Because of this, all the classes tend to be focused around an anthropological viewpoint, the field of the program director. A broader approach is needed for the degree to be truly useful in the vast array of food-related fields.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The Social Work program at BU is, overall, great. The professors are all wonderful and helpful. The students that are chosen for the program are like-minded but also diverse. The only downfall about this program is the location - Boston - which is extremely expensive.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2015

The MFA Program at BU is highly supportive and unique. You are encouraged to work very hard and spend quite a bit of time in the studio. You have many faculty supports to help your studio practice, and flourishing arts scene in the city of Boston. The sculpture facilities are not very strong, but in turn you are challenged to create work with materials that are around you. If there is anything you need the experienced sculpture staff will help you to find it. This teaches you to explore new materials, and learn the skills to ask and find what you need from your community. Like being a professional artist, you don't always have every tool to your handy. Plus, about 70% of the MFA students receive some sort of scholarship and a reduced tuition from the University if accepted. For the cost, location, and high quality of the faculty, the BU MFA Graduate program is worth looking into. It has been an incredible experience for me thus far.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The instructors I have worked with are incredibly dedicated and talented. The only con is the price, of the school and the city. But Boston is an awesome city.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019

I am only in my first semester, so I am definitely still learning about this school. I did not have great experiences with the first two classes I took. The professors were both very disorganized, the classes were not well designed, and they did not really care about their students. That being said, I have the absolute best lab, my advisor is wonderful, and I am so excited to start amazing research. Not everything here is wonderful, but you can definitely find some amazing people. It's also in the best location ever with Boston being the best college town ever with great access to other research as well. I am very happy here and the Geology department is specifically warm and I am really good friends with my whole incoming class.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

The schools diverse nature and outstanding faculty has made it worth my time. The limited network that the school has definitely hurts in terms of job search.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

It is an amazing graduate program. I'm continuously learning in and out of the classroom.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

The BU Masters of Public Health program provides a comprehensive view of public health through coursework across interest and discipline including biostatistics, epidmeiology, socio-behavioral health, and enviornmental health. Within each concentration (mine is epidemiolgy & maternal and child health), students are given the analytic tools to succeed in the field and are exposed to professionals who work in the field through great connections. The campus is extremely diverse, open-minded, and generally kind. Unfortunately, my program has little in the way of funding, and also requires students to complete a practicum, which is most often unpaid. I am struggling to meet my basic living needs while working at the city hospital (unpaid), and acquiring debt in loans.
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