Harvard University Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 241 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

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4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

GREAT PROGRAM FOR THE SELF-DIRECTED. NOT GREAT FOR THOSE SEEKING AN APPRENTICESHIP MODEL. AMAZING RESOURCES AND ACCESS TO FACULTY ACROSS HARVARD SCHOOLS.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2015

Can definitely learn a lot if you look for it. But a lot of pressure, academia life is tough.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

I thoroughly enjoy learning here, and all of the opportunities that Harvard University Extension School has extended to me. The faculty here is awesome and very dedicated. While I am excited to graduate next spring, I would not take back anything about my experience here. One of the best schools out there!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

Heavy workload. But I was able to meet a lot of interesting and intelligent people.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

Harvard master's program of statistics provides limitless opportunities for students who would like to explore academic positions and career in statistics. Students all have good background, making competition fierce, but the study environment is always harmonious. Faculty and staff here are very helpful, and they attend to students' need in a timely manner. I was hoping that the department can provide more career support and advising for those willing to launch a career in other fields as well.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The ability to take both online and on campus classes allows students the flexibility to work and attend school. This is an incredibly challenging program and though the accommodations are expensive the experience is worth it. In addition, professors are highly demanding, no apologies, and this promotes healthy competition and pushes you to expand your intellectual borders and grow.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: the school has a lot of resources in terms of courses, faculty, students and other miscellaneous things. It's especially nice to have the option to take courses outside of GSD or even outside of Harvard. And of course, the quality of classes, faculty and fellow students is stellar. Cons: Networking is a bit overwhelming. There is quite a lot of pressure to socialize and to get the most out of everything.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros -- very friendly culture, surprisingly open, clearly structured in a way to create lifelong bonds. really good services for not only helping you how to pursue the career you want but also to figure out the career you want. faculty are very friendly and accessible and Boston/Cambridge is a fun town with lots of good food, places to hang out, other academic centers (MIT, BU, Berklee, etc.), and cultural activities. Cons -- workload can be a little overwhelming in the beginning esp given there's no grade nondisclosure. financial aid appears to be a bit less generous than Stanford's. HBS is very married to the case method which is a great pedagogical tool but not necessarily the best one for every skill. the school has since incorporated FIELD courses that involve more practice, but these areas of practice like communication, inspirational leadership, presence, feedback, self awareness, etc. are still definitely second stage to the core classes taught in case method
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The case method is a very unique method of learning as it's much more interactive and memorable than a typical lecture. I have really enjoyed hearing the opinions and statements by my peers - I'm impressed every day with their knowledge and perspectives as drawn out by skilled professors. It's a motivating experience, as you work harder so that you feel equal to your classmates and you are encouraged to give back to society given the potential impact of our collective actions as future business leaders.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent network, faculty, and resources. Fellow students are exceptional. A breadth of career advancement opportunities. High tuition, very competitive environment.
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