Harvard University Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(4.29 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 237 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and CAATS
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 6 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 29,652 (10,255 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 31% part-time, 69% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $42,874
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are mostly a function of the self-evident #1 ranking of the school; its reputation and effect on the student's marketability post-graduation. The cons center around the indifference of the program, and especially the faculty, who are primarily concerned with their reputation and standing and less so with the growth and maturation of the students. For this reason, and like most other universities in technical fields, it's a school for honing skills, not for cultivating self-awareness.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: sufficient funding to do research Cons: poor social dynamic in the department
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2018

This particular department is not as strong as several other departments in the university. The various sub-disciplines in the department are not well integrated. Focuses primarily on social and physical anthropology. It is not that well organised in terms of physical location, buildings, office spaces etc. The last two issues are likely to be solved next year with new a building coming up and all sub-disciplines will be closer physically. The very urban campus may not appeal to all.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The expectations are high but so is the quality of training.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros - Access to wonderful faculty who are very helpful. Some are more accessible than others but overall in my field everybody is super nice. - Great peers and most of whom you will have a great time talking about Economics or anything under the sun Cons - Pressure to match up with your excellent peers and earlier students who have done exceptionally well
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

The Harvard economics PhD program is great training overall. The other students are wonderful, and so are much of the faculty. The downside relative to some other programs is the lack of structure advising guidance after the second year. This is both a blessing and a curse.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

The economics PhD program definitely requires lots of work, but in the meantime, people get very good support from faculty members and colleagues. Most professors are willing to spend time with their advisees and to discuss research ideas.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

This program offers a great environment for students. The living condition is so good that students do not have to worry about a lot and they can concentrate on their academic study. Also, the department is relatively small so that everyone knows everyone and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxing.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Harvard is an amazing place to be. Wish everything was not so rushed!
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

One of the best programs in the world does have its drawbacks. But overall one can't ask for much more.
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