Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 394 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

3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Program provides a great experiential education opportunity. Provides a significant amount of clinical hours. Cost of program is high
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

I recently graduated from the Masters in Medical Sciences program. I came in as a prospective medical student who's college GPA wasn't competitive enough to apply. In the MAMS program, we took actual medical school classes to simulate the med school work load and prove that we were capable of performing at that level. The support from faculty in the program was incredible. Everyone wanted to help you and they all were very knowledgeable on the various requirements of different medical schools. The ultimate metric for the strength of a program like this though is the medical/dental school acceptance rate. Although I cannot speak to the overall numbers for the class, I can say that out of a group of about 20 close friends of mine, 19 of us are going to medical or dental school next year, many at top tier institutions. I cannot speak highly enough about this program and would recommend it to anyone who has doubts about the strength of their current med school application.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The program is excellent. Great faculty, very helpful if you need anything. The classes are challenging but manageable Lots of opportunity to get involved with the school or community. Students are very friendly, easy to form study groups. The school has hundreds of clinical sites across the country for students to go. Boston is a great city to be in as a student, lots of things to do and see. Cons: Expensive. Tuition is a lot, and cost of living is high. Not all students take it as serious as they can, but they are seem to be removed from the program due to poor academic performance.
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.
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