Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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3.5 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2013

The BUSPH Health Services Research PhD program is phenomenal. Rigorous program that gives you both breadth and depth of knowledge in the field. Small enough that you get lots of attention from professors and support staff and program can be customized to your interests. Only real con is lack of opportunity for gaining teaching experience, but they are working on addressing this.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2020

There is a very wide range of students in this program from small schools to Ivy League schools. No students seem to have any advantage over the others. This graduate program is very good, especially since they offer full tuition and a fairly large stipend to all graduate students.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I love this program. It is definitely built for students who have not had previous exposure to international relations and international politics. The faculty is amazing and most have real world experience (we have former ambassadors, UN employees, etc. teaching us) and they all seem to be highly regarded members of their field. Also the diverse population of the student body if my classes, in particular the number of my peers who are at BU from other countries, is a great real world application for my studies. They also have a real resourceful and helpful career resource center from which we as students can make great connections with professionals in our intended fields. The only negatives to this program would be the cost. It's quite pricey, and for those who choose to find apartments nearby, it is not very affordable. But having completed my undergrad at a state school, with relatively lower costs, I'd say the investment I'm making in my masters is worth it.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

I am in the MCBB program. BU is awesome as a grad student. Being in Boston is a perk in itself but other perks include great faculty, awesome research, great peers
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