Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.89 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

2.83 out of 5.0
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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
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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
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Faculty and support in the program are very helpful.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2017

There are two cons: not enough people doing Physics, and the overwhelming TF workload.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: the location is great and the high-level academic surroundings offer great opportunities for collaborations. Cons: Expensive to live there Huge work load with a lot of teaching in bad conditions (1 TA for 80 students) Horrible pay schedule Poor quality of infrastructure Inexistant career counseling or help adapted to adapted degree holders
3.13 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros - lots of networking Cons - too bureaucratic. Horrible website. Lack of financial and moral support from directors.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The program provides a lot of value in terms of education and teaching. Many students work to fund their tuition (through generous tuition remission programs), so social contact is often lacking unless you make a concerted effort. It is a young and growing program, so some aspects are less bureaucratic and regimented - there is still a lot of flexibility to take classes in other departments as well.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Graduate Life is awesome in BU. We have a lot of students from all over the world.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Very practically focused courses providing a well balanced education. Expensive if you don't get tuition remission through an on-campus job though.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

I am pursuing a PhD in Biomolecular Pharmacology through the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics. A definite pro for this program is the level of practical experience students gain that are interested in a research career in the pharmaceutical industry. For example, some of your classmates work at nearby biotech companies and summer internships are available with Pfizer. Faculty members have diverse research interests and many are leaders in their respective fields. The program also offers joint degrees in Biomedical Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. Overall, I would recommend the Pharmacology program at BU.
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