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

3.67 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2016

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

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

The scientific community is supportive, collaborative, and inspiring.
3.5 out of 5.0
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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
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: flexibility to decide research projects/travel/study abroad, availability of funding to grads, encouraging admin staff and faculty, ability to be co-advised with other professors, high quality education, numerous resources and collaborations between other schools and labs allow for even more resources, fantastic location, huge amount of social activities, general happiness within the department. My department really supports their grad students and provides resources for whatever we might need. Cons: sometimes too much freedom can be a bad thing and depends on your advisor --organizing your time effectively is critical to accomplishing tasks. Classes can take up a significant amount of time, but are required...just means research has to be put on hold or done at other times. There aren't really any cons to the department. The workload is significant, but enjoyable. The faculty challenge you but are very encouraging. It's a great environment.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

It's a small program, but it offers a lot of opportunities in any type of reserarch
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