Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

0% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
91%
of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 393 respondents

School Highlights

Most
Affordable
Regionally
Accredited
Non
Profit
High
Grad. Rate
Has Online
Degrees
Find an Online Degree:

School Ratings

Quality of Instruction
Student Financial Services
Satisfaction With Degree
Earning Potential
Prepared for Career

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

4.17 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.
4.17 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Systems Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

BU is a great school, great faculty and interesting projects. Social life is a plus in Boston but a little expensive to live on student budget. School's stipend is livable if you are supported as an RA/TA. All in all pleasant experience.
4.5 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2013

If your studies are in the sciences, such as Chemistry, the quality of your experiences will be largely tethered to your research advisor. It is very expensive to live in Boston, however, researchers receive adequate stipends for single-person households.The facilities are good, but career support could be improved. Find the right person to work for.
0% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Disclaimer: GraduatePrograms.com makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of GraduatePrograms.com. GraduatePrograms.com takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.

This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the school of this site. With the exception of the recommend rate percentage (which is the average based student-submitted ratings to our site), all of the data is sourced either from the National Center for Education Statistics or from an official representative of the school. NCES data is updated annually to reflect the most current available data, and student review information is updated in real time. For additional information, refer to our School Data Methodology.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.