Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
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: NEASC CIHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE, + 2 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

3.67 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.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

BUSPH has some of the most knowledgable professors in the various fields of public health. A quality education, indeed!
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

BU School of Management has an excellent program that focuses on sustainability, a quality that is highly valued in today's business world
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: personal interaction with faculty Cons: high tuition fees and not a lot of financial aid
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The MAMS program is exactly what I needed to boost the competitiveness of my medical school application. The faculty are outstanding with a passion for their field as well as constantly improving the way they educate. The curriculum is rigorous and well-organized. The staff are hard-working and dedicated to student success. The only thing I don't like about BU is their focus on numbers -- even with a killer MCAT, a 3.98 GPA in their graduate program, and having been chosen to teach/tutor 3 subjects in my second year -- they wouldn't even look at my medical school application because my undergraduate GPA is too low. This speaks volumes about the competitiveness of their MD program. In the end, I was still admitted to several great medical schools, and I couldn't have done it without my success in the MAMS program. I would highly recommend it to anyone considering medical school, who didn't do as well in their undergraduate program.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The Center for Early Music studies is epicenter of my graduate program at Boston University. What it lack in numbers, this department of graduate students and doctoral candidates makes up for in quality. The other students are extremely creative and hard-working. They play their instruments at very high level and that talent is backed up with an unmatched academic curiosity and top notch scholarship. It is little wonder, though, when one considers the faculty. The faculty is an extremely accomplished group of musicians and scholars. The facilities at the BU College of Fine Arts are excellent. There is a first rate computer lab and bountiful practice rooms, that are open late. The drawback to the graduate program is all finance related. While BU has generously halved the cost of tuition for masters students, it is still a hefty chunk of change.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I have been very impressed so far by Boston University's online MSW program. The classes are challenging, but still reasonable to complete while working full time. There are live sessions each week, which allow me to feel connected to the other online students around the country. The only downside is the price, but to me it has been worth it so far to get everything I was looking for out of an online program.
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