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

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3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The Harvard School is a great place to be if you know of a faculty member working in your specific field of interest. Most of the teaching is excellent, your classmates are interesting and talented, and the alumni network is unparalleled. However, the program has an incredible number of required classes, which don't leave you much room to pursue your own interests. To pursue these interests outside of class, it is invaluable to have a faculty member identified even before attending that you know you can work with. The faculty are amazing, but are frequently unavailable, so it can be difficult to build relationships.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

The financial aid is enough. As the years go by, even though the graduate students do the same amount of work, they are paid less and that causes financial problems. Professors are not that accessible and the program does not do anything to help for future career plans. However the quality of education is really good.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2018

Can be made more efficient in term of technology. And can be more organized in term of admin stuff.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: good academic program, financial resources and availability of telescope time, world-class researchers Cons: institution is extremely large so it's hard to know everyone, too competitive sometimes
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

HSPH offers an excellent program that prepares you for a variety of careers. One issue many students face is the high tuition and uncertainty of funding. However, if you can secure some funding then this is an amazing experience! There are numerous opportunities offered for students and graduates.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

Strong graduate program with significant intellectual stimulation and probably the best place to learn Middle Eastern languages in North America, if not the world. We also have the largest faculty specializing in the region anywhere around. The only downside I can think of is that currently, we don't have a senior professor specializing in modern Middle Eastern History and several of our senior faculty is probably nearing retirement, but I'm sure they'll be ably replaced.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2017

Overall, it is a well-structured and high quality program. The limited accessibility to financial aid.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2010

Very rigorous program with lots of administrative and faculty support. Excellent academic community.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Cons: affordability of living, social life, financial aid
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2016

Harvard is a wonderful institution, but it requires a lot of hard work
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