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

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2017

The physics PhD program at BU is definitely hard work, but once you finish your coursework and comprehensive exams, it can be a lot of fun. Professors are generally pretty laid back about when you get your work done, as long as you get it done. Most support students traveling. Incoming graduate students are assigned an older student as a mentor and all the incoming graduate students are housed together so it's easy to make friends. Boston is an expensive place to live, but the stipend is generous and the health insurance is very good. Incoming students get a 5-year guarantee of funding and also have access to paid parental leave.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2019

Good balance between teaching duties and research, and some absolutely superb professors. The downsides are the slight bureaucracy dependency - it can take a lot to get round simple problems!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

The HEM program is a great program for those students which want to get the degree at a short term. You can be a part-time and full-time student BOTH. The teachers and the technology for class are perfect.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

It was a really good program to help me gain acceptance to medical school.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Graduate program is constantly improving every year.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019

Very strong department. Faculty are well-funded, passionate, and approachable. Research is high-quality and relevant.
2.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

Please stay away from any departments on the med campus with the exception of pathology. The pharm dept is truly atrocious and I wish I could get my precious time back. I did not learn anything new other than how to survive such an awful environment consisting of inappropriate (borderline abusive/racist) comments from the chairman and mentors and last minute presentation slide changes brought on by a procrastinating mentor (Dr R) who is an absentee micromanager. Really. Stay away.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2018

Its a great school. One of the best choices for a research oriented graduate experience.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: good atmosphere, supportive faculty Cons for Medical Campus: far from metro, not the best neighborhood
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a wonderful program to be a part of! The faculty and senior graduate students create a very welcoming and inspiring environment for newcomers, and fellow students are able and encouraged to work together rather than against each other. Although our resource availability leaves a lot to be desired, it is worth it to be in Boston and have access to a passionate, engaged team of faculty members and mentors.
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