Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 389 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 65,390 (35,888 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 34% part-time, 66% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $51,716
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
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!
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