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

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Boston University's Public Health Program is great! Professors are really kind and really take the time out to help their students. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved! Boston also has a lot of hospitals and other institutions so that students can obtain great hands on experience.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The online program so far has been a pleasant experience. Although we are not in an actual classroom, everyone is expected to participate in both the discussion forums and Live Classroom. The cons I see is that seems to be an overload of work each week as if we don't have lives outside of school. I find myself spending much more than 24 hours of work each week for a 3 hour class.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Overall the workload was the amount expected of a graduate program. But the stipends were insufficient for students living in an expensive city (Boston). Some students were forced to get second jobs or take out loans to cover expenses.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is very tight and strict, it's great if that's what you're looking for.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program is so convenient to allow me to be a mother, a professional, and further my education. I absolutely love it!!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the graduate program I am currently enrolled in is not only rigorous but it allows me to apply each of the skills learned in my own classroom. This is perfecting my teaching practices and molding me into a better educator that my students deserve. The cons are that it is quite a commute if classes are not offered in the South Coast of Boston, where I am currently residing and the workload is very rigorous while teaching full time Special Education.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The Gastronomy program is not very well-focused, and is obviously designed by an anthropologist. There are some exceptional teachers, but others are far to immersed in academia and out of touch with the real world.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

I am extremely impressed with the quality of professors at Boston University.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I am an online student so I can't actually speak for the campus, facilities or surrounding area. However, this program is perfect for me as it allows me to further my education on my own daily schedule. The staff, professors and facilitators are extremely helpful and available to answer questions or assist with any issues that arise. I would highly recommend this program to dedicated individuals seeking to earn a Masters in Social Work.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014

The one thing that stood about the most about my program is the faculty. All the professors are willing to share their experiences and really want all the graduate students to learn. They enjoy learning from the graduate students as they ask "provocative" questions, which they find challenging. They set up the curriculum so that the students learn theories first, before learning skills and assessments. This setup allows students to learn the basic foundations of occupational therapy before anything else. The only con is that some classes gave too much work for a 2 credit class.
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