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: NECHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: NASAD and NASM
  • 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

4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

I've only been a part of one PhD program, but I have to say that I've been very happy with my time at Boston University in the Biomedical Engineering department. It's simply a very supportive and rigorous environment to continue your studies.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

I really like the program that I'm attending. BU is good for biotech related majors
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2018

One of the pros of the CS graduate program at BU is the supportive faculty I get to work with. One of the cons is there aren't a lot of collaborative work in the department.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2021

Competitive international pull of graduate students in chemistry. Profs are a mixed bag as some are incredible and others less so.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Other Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is interdisciplinary, which is very beneficial for MSE students. The course work is closely relevant to research and it's reasonable difficulty level.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2020

Pros: Good research mentor/lab group, good financial support Cons: Somewhat limited course offerings, lack of graduate student facilities (like a decent lounge), lack of interaction with faculty across the department
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2021

The workload is insane and the professors don't seem to care about your general well being.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2021

Pros- research environment, collaborative, teaching experience Cons- limited career planning, one-sided faculty opinions, limited course options, less focus on students and learning
2.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Systems Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: strong curriculum, small classes, location of BU campus, diversity of research opportunities Cons: financial aid uncertain at times
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2017

I am thoroughly enjoying my program at BU. I hope to continue learning from both the faculty and staff and become and more capable individual. I count myself lucky to have found such an amazing program.
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