Boston University Reviews

4.01 out of 5 stars
(45 Reviews)
88% of 45 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 45 students said they would recommend this school to others
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4.1 out of 5 stars
Andres Pazos - 4/23/2019
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2013
"I attended Boston University and graduated in 3 and a half years. I loved the changing of the seasons and how easy it was to navigate BU's campus. Not to mention the school pride demonstrated on an annual basis with the Bean Pot. What I enjoyed most about attending BU was the classes coupled with the ability to live and thrive in the city of Boston. In addition, the ability to meet and make friends with students from so many other schools such as North Eastern, BC, Harvard, MIT, Emannual, and Simmons to name a few. I'd Highly recommend BU to anyone."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Allison O'Malley - 3/18/2019
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2009
"Boston University was one of the best things to happen to me. I was able to study such a wide array of subjects and it opened the world to me. Boston University has an amazing study abroad program. This was the thing that really cemented my love for BU. While I did not find my true career passion there, I was exposed to the most unbelievable experiences."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Cameron Nurse - 6/4/2018
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018
"Boston University is a great institution. It is a world class university that employs an extremely rigorous curriculum. During my time there i evolved as a man and as a student. It was a strenuous stretch of years. However, i am eternally grateful for the experience that was bestowed upon me."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Matt Proulx - 4/30/2018
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018
"Absolutely would not recommend if you have Republican based political views. Boston University is a predominately liberal shool and if you even attempt to present another political view you will receive nasty comments from other students. This school prides itself on diversity but again, if you are a republican you will not be welcomed. BU makes it clear that they only respect the left and could care less about the students that have other views given their past emails regarding the 2016 presidential election. This school is dilusionally liberal and makes students with opposite views unwelcome and afraid to speak up and show what they believe in because you will be subject to any hatred a major portion of these students will show."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/11/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Boston University is a great school with a rigorous Biology curriculum. The downside is that the university is expensive with increasing tuition each year and no increase in financial aid. There is also not much diversity or support for multicultural students."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ferid Azemi - 8/1/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2011
"Boston University, is one of the best. This is the best school, with perhaps the best professors in the US. I have completed Master degree of Criminal Justice, and this institution requires to keep your GPA:3.00 or higher, or else you would be kicked out of a program. I think this is the best university for the best students. Minimum requirement GPA: 3.00 and two years of time, if you are committed, you will do it, and you can do it, just as i did. I strongly recommend those who want reputable university ( top 100 the best world universities), and achieve great academic success."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Summer Mundon - 4/5/2017
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017
"Boston University has a wealth of knowledge and opportunity at one's finger tips. Whether or not a student decides to access these resources is up to one's potential. Unless student's are naturally inclined to being outgoing and seeking out places that they can make a difference in or even call home, it will take a considerable amount of effort to find the people and the opportunities that make Boston University a most memorable place. As long as students are not afraid to approach professors, raise their hands in class when they have a question and say the first hello to another student in the same predicament, they will find a community of acceptance that thrives on diversity and variety. Furthermore, Boston University has very rigorous academic programs, so students should not be terrified if they receive their first end of semester report filled with low marks. The university is notorious in curving down, so persistence is key. Luckily, many of the faculty members not only offer support outside of their classes, but they also sincerely care about the student's well-being and future aspirations. Making one's goals clear in any class or even any advising session is a must. Professors can only help students who help themselves. During my academic career I would have not succeeded to where I am had I not had faculty members who looked past my mistakes and instead at the perseverance I maintained throughout college. Expecting a high degree of difficulty can be depressing, but if students make themselves known in class and continually show up at office hours with the professor or the TA, they will be noticed and judged differently had they not made an appearance. Along with just showing up to class and external appointments, these meet ups offer students a chance for research opportunities, internships and even future careers. Boston University has an amazing community of faculty, alumni and students. Ultimately this university can help unlock the potential within every student, it just takes quite a bit of effort to find the resources available and then choose what opportunities he/she should take advantage of."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Vincent J. Sinatra - 3/24/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Boston University has a very large and diverse student body, with tons of options for what degree you can pursue or career you are interested in. However, the cost of attendance is likely its biggest weakness. Depending on your major, it seems hard to justify the cost of attendance if your desired field is not a particularly affluent one. However, if you know what field you are interested and can afford it, then the school is one of the best places to learn and grow, and I loved all 4 years I spend at BU. I majored in Human Physiology at Sargent College of Health Sciences, which prepared me well for medical school at SUNY Downstate, which I am currently attending. The professors throughout BU vary in terms of quality, as some are recruited purely for their research and have not had much experience teaching as a profession, but the difficult yet relevant coursework and lack of hand-holding really strengthens students for graduate programs--especially medical school. I am so glad that I was able to take gross anatomy with actual cadaver dissections, as well as neuroanatomy, systems physiology and cardiopulmonary pathophysiology while in undergrad. These classes really help put students in the mindset of a clinician and overall are of a higher quality than most programs I have heard of. In summary, BU has a high cost but can yield you extraordinary experience, growth as a person, and a host of opportunities pursue while in college or afterward."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Ellen H. - 3/9/2017
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."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Kendra Long - 2/28/2017
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."