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
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3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Harvard Business School is one of the best business programs throughout the country and in the world. The top notch professors bring to life exciting and relevant business concepts in the classroom through the Case Method, which employs a Socratic method of teaching. The students are not only top-not individuals but also very nice people, creating a collaborative environment.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

There are obviously many pros for attending Harvard, many of which will become available as I enter the job market. The only big cons for me is how expensive the area and education are. Coming from a low-income background it is difficult for me to afford everything I need while attending school.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

A Harvard degree is an excellent investment; just be sure you know what you're getting into before pursuing it, and be certain that the program you're entering is a good fit for you in terms of goals, faculty, and course style/selection. Do your research, ask questions, and contact faculty and students to make sure you have as much information as you need to make the best choice you can—Harvard's a great place, but even if you're a wonderful fit on paper, it's not a subjective fit for everyone.
1.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2013

The biggest con is the price and the biggest pro is the quality of guest speakers the campus attracts all year.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2016

Faculty are not very dedicated to graduate student development. Financial aid is unstable; a selling point when I was recruited was that I'd have many years to pursue my interests and write a dissertation, while being funded by teaching positions. This turned out not to be true.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2016

A truly second to none program. Quite challenges, but even more rewarding.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

HBS is one of the most elite business schools in the world, and I feel privileged to be a part of the community here. While the cost of attending is very high, the benefits one earns over a lifetime are extraordinary.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

pros: -excellent study environment cons: -living expenses
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

The scientific community is supportive, collaborative, and inspiring.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros -great faculty and thinkers -great surrounding area (harvard square) -challenging environment Cons -limited variety of classes -library closes too early -independent studying, no support system
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