Boston University Reviews

  • 299 Reviews
  • Boston (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $55,892
91% of 299 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 299 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Kasey H.
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Boston University houses a wide variety of tremendous instructors with years of expertise who are open and willing to engage students. Some professors are working practitioners who bring their current cases to class to apply concepts to real life examples. The work you engage in class will directly apply to field practice in the same week, allowing students to make connections from theory to real life models.Many of the professors I've worked under have been very intentional about meeting student's needs and incorporating themes of diversity and meeting cultural competence. I feel very prepared to graduate and enter into the field with the knowledge I've gained from BU."
Ellen H.
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"The M.S. in Television Master's Program at Boston University's College of Communications has been an exceptional learning experience, so far. The professors are all currently, or have previously work professionally in the field, so have real-world anecdotes to augment the practical information and skills we're learning. The quick pace of the program (3 semesters) ensures that we'll be off and running as soon as possible."
Renee Johnson
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The faculty in the BMFS program are incredibly unorganized. It seems like they do not communicate with each other. They also say they have a biology track and a chemistry track, but they really only have a biology track. There are not enough faculty members to help out with the chemistry track so those students get kicked to the dust when trying to do a thesis or take the track exam. This program overall has been very disappointing and really should be re-evaluated by FEPAC for accreditation."
Kayla Benvenuto
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"The Boston University Medical School Graduate Medical Sciences Biomedical Forensic Sciences program is an excellent program for further education in the field of forensic sciences. As a native Massachusetts resident and undergraduate forensic science student, I was looking for something close to home that would provide me with all of the forensic science program benefits that other accredited programs in the country provide. The program is FEPAC accredited and provided me with numerous opportunities. The coursework entailed a range of subjects from forensic biology and pathology to chemistry. I was able to concentrate in forensic toxicology in addition to obtaining a degree in the forensic sciences participating in intriguing courses such as forensic toxicology and controlled substances. Other students choosing to take the biology/DNA route were also able take courses concentrating in their particular field of interest. The program is small, which was conducive to my learning style but, more importantly, it enabled me to develop close relationships with my professors. I felt comfortable going to them for academic questions and career advice. They were also able to provide me with great recommendations since we developed relationships that enabled them to truly understand who I was a student, person, and forensic scientist candidate. The BMFS program had a continuous amount of networking opportunities ranging from individuals in the forensic science field coming in to present to and talk with the students to conferences and the opportunity to present student performed research at those conferences. The thesis requirement associated with this program enabled further opportunities as I was able to submit my work to a toxicology journal for a published paper, for example. The BMFS program gave the education I was looking for while providing me with endless opportunities for networking and building me to be the ideal candidate for the forensic science employment I desired."
Kendra Long
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Film Production
"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."
Alex Cusson
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"The Boston University Questrom MBA has been instrumental in my work. I am able to utilize the excellent concepts taught by distinguished faculty in my day to day work. The courses have given me a broadened perspective on the challenges faced at a managerial level."
Maira Ferraz
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Boston University is a great school and the Masters of Social Work program is ranked one of the best in the country for a reason. The program is very rigorous, but it is worth it for the amount of clinical material/ experience you will receive throughout your education. The field department is also very helpful in getting you clinical field education that fits your goals for your future career. Highly recommend"
Clara Xiang
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"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."
Noelani Gabriel
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2017
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"The BU School of Education is a strong program. Many of the faculty and instructors have been deeply invested in the field of education both as practitioners and academics. This provides a healthy balance of theory and practice. My time in this program has been well spent, as I have learned a tremendous amount from my professors and feel 100% supported as an educator."
Mathias Goldstein
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"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."
Jenn T
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Wendy L.
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"BU's School of Public Health offers a great graduate program that helps to prepare you for a career in public health. The certificate system allows for you to gain multiple sets of skills, and able to handle real world issues. Every class I've taken at this school has in some way held value for me, even if it did not particularly contribute to my concentration. There's always something to learn that is interesting and relevant to health care today. The epidemiology and biostatistics programs in particular help you to develop concrete skills in research and data analysis."
Tay M.
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2017
  • Degree: Dentistry
"I believe that experiencing diversity prepares students for work in todays global society and Boston University gives you that exposure. BU's emphasis on service learning gives you the skills and knowledge to serve underserved populations. Moreover, BU's state of the art facilities and quality of faculty are truly exceptional."
Taryn Ekins
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"BU is an amazing school with diverse interests that really expand your world of thinking. Professors are well respected in their fields and there are many opportunities to get hands on experience in topics that interest you."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Education
"College is a great time to explore academics interests, mature, and to build the skills you will need for the rest of your life. At the same time, there is still a lot of learning to be done after graduation and you can always change your path post graduation. College is an important time, but it is not the MOST important time."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Education
"It was a good experience but I wish I had done more research and introspection into how well the program fit what I was looking for before I enrolled."
BU Runner
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Very diverse and centered in the heart of Boston. A great place to go!"
C. Kayser
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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."