Harvard University Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 233 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and CAATS
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 29,908 (9,915 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 33% part-time, 67% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $45,958
Source: NCES

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5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: flexibility to decide research projects/travel/study abroad, availability of funding to grads, encouraging admin staff and faculty, ability to be co-advised with other professors, high quality education, numerous resources and collaborations between other schools and labs allow for even more resources, fantastic location, huge amount of social activities, general happiness within the department. My department really supports their grad students and provides resources for whatever we might need. Cons: sometimes too much freedom can be a bad thing and depends on your advisor --organizing your time effectively is critical to accomplishing tasks. Classes can take up a significant amount of time, but are required...just means research has to be put on hold or done at other times. There aren't really any cons to the department. The workload is significant, but enjoyable. The faculty challenge you but are very encouraging. It's a great environment.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

It's a small program, but it offers a lot of opportunities in any type of reserarch
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

It is definitely a great program for those interested in evolutionary biology. it brings access to great professors and resources, and great fellow grad students to share ideas with. Cambridge is a great area to live in, with lots of things to do. Unfortunately, living costs are also very expensive year and the long and cold New England winter is definitely something to consider. Financial aid is among the best I have ever heard for grad school in evolution, with 6 years with guaranteed support, 3 of them with no teaching requirements. The value of the stipend is also good enough to live well in the area. Most of the professors are really busy and somewhat hands-off, so to succeed you need some degree of independency and be willing to work a lot. Also, there is not a lot of guidance in terms of required coursework, and you need to take only a few classes to fulfill degree requirements. It is a good place for those who like to focus on their research. If you get to get some free time, there is always some cool activity to join, most of them promoted by the Dudley House (the grad student center on campus).
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Unbelievable education with phenomenal faculty and students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Harvard offers a generous funding package and a supportive and active graduate student community. Research and teaching is top notch, though the atmosphere is intense...
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Faculty who are willing to serve as mentors are integral to successful graduate programs. Unfortunately, there aren't enough faculty who can serve students in this capacity. Many do not have time to fully support students.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Living in Cambridge is a great opportunity both socially and intellectually. People in the department are among the best in their fields. Only downside is that there are not many chances for grad students to socialize besides in between classes and talks.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2017

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine is welcoming, provides students with cutting edge information and many opportunities outside the classroom to learn, volunteer, and connect with others. My experience has been very positive! Of course, I also appreciate that we have a health professional dorm which is very affordable.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2014

HGSE provides a fantastic educational experience that combines research, practice and policy. Student-faculty relationships are invaluable and can be easily cultivated.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2019

The program has all the funding and opportunities one could ask for. One only has to be proactive enough to seek them out since the university is very decentralized.
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