Harvard University Graduate Program Reviews

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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

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The Harvard Graduate School of Education School Counseling Program is extremely important. It has helped me to gain a true understanding of what is means to become a school counselor. Both the staff and students are of the highest caliber. I have great respect for the program. With that said, the cost is beyond what many can afford and the financial aid contribution from the institution does not provide a great deal. I am hoping to supplement the costs, considering I commute to Boston in order to save money. As I said, it is a great program, but in order to continue my education I must provide support from elsewhere.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2018

The access that an HBS MBA provides is unparalleled. I have already been welcomed by the alumni network prior to even beginning formal coursework.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

The Harvard University network is incredibly powerful. To be able to access the alumni and faculty of the school is the most powerful resource I will take away from the program. Additionally, intellectual stimulation from incredible classmates and world renown faculty make this school unbeatable. Financial aid support was poor. However, I must admit that every dollar I spent on my education and interest on my student loans....were worth it! The quality of the program is second to none.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

Fantastic support for graduate students. Cost of living is high, but the opportunities are hard to match.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program. Could have more diversity I guess but otherwise very very strong
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

Not super competitive, everyone is pretty collaborative and easy going. Work intensity and stress vary depending on your adviser, but it's no secret which advisers' students have more stress, so talk to the current students, they will tell the truth. Otherwise life is pretty good. The general environment of Harvard and Boston provide a large variety and high quality of distractions, so as long as you are willing to to venture out, you won't be disappointed.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

Harvard's a great place and the support, mentoring, and overall education are fantastic. My only real complaint is that Cambridge is insanely expensive and that rather than offering housing at a rate that graduate students can afford Harvard housing is set at market rates, which basically makes it not an option for someone with a family.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

Harvard School of Public Health provides an excellent atmosphere of like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a positive global impact. Access to opportunities and information along with proximity to leaders in the field is unparalleled.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

Great faculty, Exposure to new and novel ideas. Cons: Expensive and lack of space to work
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2019

Students here are strong, and the program is flexible. Basically the real requirements are qualifying exams, teaching and dissertation. If you are strong, then you are guaranteed to proper here since faculty members here are also very strong. If you are not strong enough, the flexibility of the program might also mean a lack of guidance, and you should try harder to navigate yourself.
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