Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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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

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5.0 out of 5.0
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
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.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

This program (Master's of Arts in International Affairs) is currently highly research-oriented and much less practice-oriented. The faculty are fabulous, but the curriculum doesn't enable internships for credit and doesn't offer much in the way of skills-based learning. As a newly endowed school (The Pardee School of Global Studies), some crucial services offered by most comparative programs simply do not exist. The program desperately needs a field-specific career services organization and an effort to build and engage their alumni network in addition to some curriculum changes to make the program more practical.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2020

Overall the I get great support from the school, faculty members, and from peers. I was privileged to use the huge amount of opportunities that I can get in campus. Although the school is in the downtown area, it is pricey to live near campus which is not fascinating for full time students.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

The workload is heavy, but the program is less competitive than other schools.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

The program is exceptionally rated. Faculty are pursuing high-level research, and the department has a wonderful collaborative and supportive culture.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a nice program. Faculty are supportive, and there is a diverse student body. The exams are pretty hard and the workload is heavy. Regionally this is a nice program with good reputation. I hope the career service is stronger, though.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2017

Professors are very approachable and supportive. Conference and research funding are good but sometimes conference funds are not sufficient if we go to more than two conferences a year. Boston provides a very good network and opportunity to take classes across Boston-area schools.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the phd program here.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2019

My advisor is supportive but also pushes you to succeed. Hours are long but you learn a lot and I found the quality of BU to be high. I really enjoyed that I only had to take organic classes if I wanted to and didn't have to take all chemistry when mainly interested in organic
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