Boston University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (30)
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.
Great, supportive community and lots of practical training.
At the time of my enrollment Boston University had a great program for International Affairs students. My professors all had a diverse array of experience and knowledge, which made my learning experience all the richer. I just wish BU invested a little more in its student body. Career Services seemed weak or generally uninterested in pre-graduation advisement and BU seemed to care more about its real estate ventures than spending money on good professors who care about student outcomes and services for students.
I decided to go back to school because I wanted to change careers. I looked into a few online graduate programs for Criminal Justice and eventually decided on Boston University. I was hesitant at first, especially because the person I spoke with about the program and enrollment was not really affiliated with Boston University. I continued to speak to the representative and explore options. Turns out, everything went well. When I attended, the courses were 7-weeks, you took 2 courses per semester, and you were placed into a cohort group and cycled through classes in a predetermined manner. I did not mind this because registration was easy. The courses were taught be actual Boston University faculty and teaching assistants. All of my classes were well structured with clear deadlines and expectations, provided recorded video lectures, audio lectures, and PowerPoint presentations. The professors were responsive and helpful. The support staff around the campus were easy to work with as well. The program went quickly and I really extended myself sometimes while balancing full-time work and full-time personal events. Some classes required a lot of work, but it was manageable, and made me better and managing my personal time.
Attending Boston University was integral in my ability to teach students well. It is an academic program of high caliber and the professors truly care about their students. The program really prepares students for being in the classroom by introducing them to classrooms from their first year in the program. Students experience all levels of education: elementary, middle, and secondary. The classes focus on preparing curriculum.
Attending Boston University was an excellent experience. There is truly something for everyone there and first-class facilities. The living and dining options along with post-college resources were second to none. I have never met someone who attended who did not like their experience.
It's a great university, but the school means nothing if you're not meant for college. College taught me very little in terms of academic knowledge, and very much in terms of how life works. Those life lessons, while very valuable, could have been learned for a fraction of the cost of a private university either in state school, community college or even trade school. Remember, when you graduate you are being put into a global work force. You're not just going to compete for jobs with people in your area, you're competing with the entire world for many of the degrees that are offered. Art history sounds fun, but there's such a limited job market for it that unless you're the best of the best you'll never get a job that can actually support you. If you are not willing to give up a party to be studying avoid majors that have limited job opportunity. And seriously consider trades. You can't outsource fixing an engine to India. Don't give up on your dreams, but be honest with yourself about what your dreams are. If you're unsure, which I certainly was, don't make my mistake and stubbornly pick a major you're not passionate about and get into tons of debt because "that's what you're supposed to do." You spend the first 18 years of your life getting ready to be an adult, and you're expected to decide how you want to support yourself as an adult before you even know who you are as an adult. It's not really fair is it? That's the lesson I learned as I racked up $100,000 in student loans. It wasn't BU's fault, and if academics are what you really want it's a great school, but don't trick yourself into thinking you need to go to a great college.
It's a big school with a pretty good IR program. Unlike other schools, if you don't put in a lot of effort it's hard to make friends, especially as a transfer.
A great location, some pretty excellent professors, and a very wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
I loved BU and I felt like I really belonged there. Boston is a perfect city for a student. There's so much to do, both at the university and in the city in general. Most of the professors I had across the board, though in my particular field, there were many who were brilliant and did amazing research but were bad at teaching. In those particular classes, the students had to band together and teach ourselves a lot, but we also grew pretty close that way.