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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4.0 out of 5 stars
Clara Xiang - 2/14/2017
Degree: Political Science
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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Mathias Goldstein - 2/9/2017
Degree: Political Science
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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Jenn T - 2/7/2017
Degree: Biology
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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Taryn Ekins - 2/1/2017
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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
C. Kayser - 1/13/2017
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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sloan - 11/18/2016
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!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Liz - 7/22/2016
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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Rdms - 7/22/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011
"Great, supportive community and lots of practical training."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Jordan Rossman - 7/2/2016
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Scott M. - 6/6/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2009
"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."
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