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4 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Boston University is a great school for anyone who is looking for a non-traditional experience. BU offers a number of incredible opportunities outside of the classroom. I studied abroad twice, had four amazing internships, and graduated in 3 years. BU will take you out of your comfort zone so if that's something you're interested in, I urge you to consider it.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2012

I think there are college programs that can prepare students to work in the arts. Boston University's program is not one of them. The graduation requirements were changed multiple times during my 3 years, meaning I often took classes that the following semester didn't count toward my degree. The program was unfocused, with the majority of my classes being outside of film in order to graduate on time. There is no network, and no training for how to get work. If you are interested in studying film theory, the program is fine, but for those interested in actual film production, BU is not the right program. In hindsight, I would absolutely have chosen a different school.

4 out of 5
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Degree: International Relations and Affairs
Graduation Year: 2017

International Relations major in Pardee School of Boston University is very well-designed. The required courses are very useful to grant basic knowledge, and the great range of elective courses allow students to study on very specific topics or current events. Academic advisors are very helpful and they provide all opportunities in students' request towards their pursuit, such as direct study program and honor program. Many featured talks happen on campus are available to all students. Overall, it's a very good program to gain knowledge about our world.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2011

Boston University, sprawling institution of higher learning, you provided me with a wonderful foundation for the things to come. This review is distanced a bit from my time there -- i'm writing this in February of 2017 and I graduated in 2011. I write currently as a a first year MFA candidate at The Juilliard School. I studied International Relations at BU, not drama, but Boston University played a part in my matriculation to Juilliard because of their inter-school minor system. I was able to study in the College of Arts and Sciences for my major while pursuing a minor in the College of Fine Arts. BU is recognized as having one of the best undergraduate theater programs in the country, so to be able to audition for shows and get experience in the program while simultaneously getting my degree in IR was a tremendous gift. In general, I would say that BU gives you as much as you can make of it. It's a large school (around 32,000 including graduate students), which means some of your classes are auditorium sized. I had close relationship with a few of my teachers, especially as my classes got more sophisticated in the second half of my education, but for the most part I had a professional and detached experience with my professors. There's not much of a centralized campus or quad; not a strong Fraternity or Sorority scene. In other words, the charms of the stereotypical college experience are few and far between at BU. What you will get is a long, embedded urban campus, plenty of school resources should you be proactive enough to search them out, the city of Boston as your campus (a great city to spend time in as a student), and a large and diverse student body. I can not stress this enough -- BU is large, it is in a city, and its not a particularly nurturing school. You should only apply and seriously entertain the notion of matriculating if you consider yourself the proactive sort, who's not yearning for an intimate college experience, but one where friends are found, Boston is to be explored, and you are willing to make the most of your own experience.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Neurobiology and Behavior
Graduation Year: 2014

Boston University is an institution that challenged me to explore my boundaries. I participated in the study abroad program and lived outside of the US for the first time in my life. When I got back, I pursued research opportunities, became an RA, and got involved in the Boston communities. I believe that BU helped me greatly in my path towards medicine. Since graduating, I took two gap years and worked as a research assistant in the Boston-based laboratory. I have since moved on to becoming a medical student.

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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

BYU is an amazing school. The environment and atmosphere is amazing. It was extremely difficult. I would say that it is just as hard as an Ivy League. The professors and staff care deeply about their students. They are always willing and able to help. I am grateful for all that I learned not only in my classes, but also from my professors. The Career Services helped me with my resume and how to act in an interview. I could have gone in for even more help. My teachers were more than willing to help me with things outside the classroom such as help studying for the GRE and help reviewing my Statement of Purpose for Graduate School. Because of their help, I was accepted to George Washington University and Boston University which are the number 14 and number 10 programs respectively for my program. Brigham Young University is also extremely cheap when compared to other schools (such as Boston University where I will be going for graduate school) but it does not give a cheap education. I would recommend attending BYU to any future student!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

After reviewing a number of universities that offered Master's degrees in Criminal Justice (CJ), I selected Boston University - Metropolitan College. My reasons were many: 1) The recruiters were extremely helpful, and provided answers to all questions I had. They were extremely enthusiastic and encouraging. 2) Review of the available video testimonials from graduate students in the CJ program were very convincing of the many benefits of doing a Master's in CJ at BU. 3) The administrative people were extraordinarily helpful, and informative in not only answering my questions, but stepping me through the admissions process. 4) Throughout the program, all faculty members went above and beyond in assisting students through the 10 courses. 5) Regular contact with other students throughout the degree proved beneficial, in learning more about specific course materials that went above and beyond course content. All in all, a great experience. I highly recommend Boston University for anyone considering an online degree in Criminal Justice.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

This is an excellent school. It fully prepared me and assisted me in finding a job soon after graduation. While there, I was surrounded by dedicated staff that helped me grow. The curriculum was challenging, but I always came out of classes feeling I had learned important content and material. The school itself is expanding. They are constantly building and improving the campus... not just during parent weekend! The school also has a strong international presence in its student body, as well as many study abroad options. Very happy with my time here!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

Great university with some amazing professors and research opportunities. The university as a whole can be large and overwhelming, but the students, faculty, and staff at Sargent College were incredible and created a supportive community.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011

Great, supportive community and lots of practical training.

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