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

3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Boston University School of Social Work offers a number of graduate programs - on-campus, off-campus, and online. This allows non-traditional learners to get involved. The con of the program is that it is quite expensive.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Challenging program in a reputable school. No scholarships to help students though, but TA positions are available. Very knowledgeable faculty.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2014

I do not have any complaint about my school. My complaints are about the rent that gets higher significantly but without any improvement in the building quality, and about the MBTA. I wish MBTA would have 3 trains instead of 2 during the peak hours 7am-9am and 5pm-7pm.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2014

I am happy that my program has an easily accessible online Music Education program that I can do on my own time.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

I am currently enrolled in the online program and they make it very simple to complete. With 1 course every 7 weeks it allows you to focus on one subject while being able to continue working full time.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall I think the PT program at BU is really good. Faculty are knowledgeable, and strive to challenge students. Faculty are very accessible to students if needed. The school has a huge network of clinical placements nationwide to give students diverse clinical experience. The school is very expensive and Boston is an expensive city. The school give some financial aid, but I think they can do more. Fellow students are very friendly. Collaborative atmosphere, not cut throat.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: All of the faculty members are really supportive and helpful. They clearly want their students to succeed and understand the material. The school is located in a wonderful area, the south end of Boston. There are lots of great restaurants and cafes in the area, as well as really convenient public transportation. Cons: The cost of living in Boston is relatively high and the workload is tough, but manageable. You'll likely be studying a lot more than in undergrad, but you can definitely still have a social life.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

The Biomedical Forensics program was only a few years old when I began as a student there. Some of the pros of the program include faculty that have worked in the real world, a diverse student body, and a great location. The cons of the program include little career support and very high tuition. Since I went there, the program has become accredited by FEPAC and they have made all theses lab based, as opposed to having the option to do a library based thesis when I went there.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I am new to this experience and I am an online student. The BU MSW online program is fantastic and the staff has made this an easy transition from being a traditional student! I have not had to even visit the campus and will not have to throughout my grad school career-both a pro and a con but extremely vital for my home and work life!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

This is a great proram, with a great institution.
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