Harvard University Reviews

  • 165 Reviews
  • Cambridge (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $50,420
94% of 165 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 165 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Physics
"It is great feeling telling you about my college, I love Harvard and I like my teachers there, I will do my master degree also there in Physics, hope you find your self there."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Teaching
"It's the best college in the world. It has the best library, the most generous financial aid packages, and it attracts the most talented students from the country. Second to none. I loved and love Harvard."
Sarina Hickey
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"Harvard Business School is a premier institution with world-renowned faculty and professors, beautiful and maintained facilities, and a curriculum that keeps students engaged and enriched. The best part about HBS is the network of current students and alum. HBS truly creates an environment where you can be the best version of yourself, constantly pushing you to challenge your own ideas and ideals in the context of an international marketplace. The only con to the program is its expense. For a student with a non-traditional background, or one who is not sponsored, you can leave HBS with almost $150,000 in loans. This debt can potentially stay with a student for many years and/or affect a student's career choice."
Thomas Cote
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2015
  • Degree: Anthropology
"The pros to earning a degree from Harvard's Extension School are obvious. The program was developed to promote continuing education for nontraditional students. The program offers on-campus courses, online courses, summer courses and hybrid courses which helps to accommodate the nontraditional student. This program allows the nontraditional student to earn a Bachelor's, Master's, Graduate or Professional Certificate from one of the most respected Universities in the wold, and yes, it is a Harvard education. The cons are less obvious. Some fields of study offer fewer course options, however, there is the option to obtain special student status which opens more options for courses. Overall the opportunities presented for the nontraditional student make this program one of the top in the country. There is a two semester on campus requirement which poses a problem for students outside of the New England area."
Heather Mattie
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The faculty in my department are hired more for their research skills than for their teaching ability. This has lead to only a few professors who are great teachers, and many who are not. The classes with not so great teachers are much harder to get through. Statistical theory is difficult enough on its own. Having better teachers would greatly improve the program. The program does have a great way of networking with other faculty, students and people in academia that could be very useful after graduation."
  • Reviewed: 5/13/2015
  • Degree: Agriculture
"Harvard really is, a place for aspiring souls, but, not everyone who set foot on the institute ever steps out carrying a diploma with his or her name written on it.Truth be told, some of these students are those who are less fortunate in the society, well, in terms of money. College in Harvard means gold for some, while just a couple of dollars for the rich.Professors too, tend to rely too much on the students "assumed" capabilities. In fact, "self study" signs in the profs' boards are quite common, while the professors waste time somewhere, just sucking money from the their undeserved pay. But, having the pressure in such institute of education has its own edge, despite of criticism, stress, and all the undertakings in life.Besides, a gold that's not put in fire doesn't shine like a jewel."
Anna Yuan
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2015
  • Degree: Dentistry
"The graduate program has great value with a quality network. The students are diverse, and there is support from the school. However, it is not that affordable to live in Boston, and financial aid is scarce."
Monica Tain
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2015
  • Degree: Dentistry
"Some of the pros of the dental program in which I am enrolled are (1) the rigorous didactic curriculum that is tied to the medical school, ensuring a strong background in the basic medical sciences, (2) the proximity of the dormitory to the campus as it is just across the street, (3) the enthusiasm of both educators and students for learning, which allows for great interactions between us, and (4) the pass-fail curriculum, which has has established a sense of camaraderie in us as we all move through the year together, helping each other. Some of the cons are (1) location away from the school's main campus, which does not support a feeling of being a part of the greater university as a whole but which does grant us easy access to all of the prominent hospitals of Boston, and (2) a focus away from the dental profession itself until years 3 and 4 of the program."
Eleanor Murtagh
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2015
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"It is a brilliant program spanning a variety of disciplines with excellent professors who are both world renowned academics and practitioners in their fields."
Mingzhu He
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2015
  • Degree: Education
"overall a good short term program as an introduction to a new field that holds much promise. But need to be very proactive to seek out resources in this environment as it is so diverse."
Philip Caruso
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"My program well prepares law students for the legal profession, and there are many career opportunities available despite the dearth of employment in the legal field nationwide. There are also fantastic networking opportunities. Furthermore, the JD/MBA program allows students to receive both degrees in only four total years of school (as opposed to five). However, the program is prohibitively expensive at about $350,000 total. Additionally, the high caliber of students, many of whom overachieved in their previous careers and/or colleges, creates a competitive environment. This environment motivates many students, but it can be counterproductive and destructive to the social fabric of the class once it reaches a certain threshold."
Anna Gage
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The Harvard School is a great place to be if you know of a faculty member working in your specific field of interest. Most of the teaching is excellent, your classmates are interesting and talented, and the alumni network is unparalleled. However, the program has an incredible number of required classes, which don't leave you much room to pursue your own interests. To pursue these interests outside of class, it is invaluable to have a faculty member identified even before attending that you know you can work with. The faculty are amazing, but are frequently unavailable, so it can be difficult to build relationships."
Efe Balikcioglu
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: History
"The financial aid is enough. As the years go by, even though the graduate students do the same amount of work, they are paid less and that causes financial problems. Professors are not that accessible and the program does not do anything to help for future career plans. However the quality of education is really good."
Sarita Bunsupha
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: Economics
"Can be made more efficient in term of technology. And can be more organized in term of admin stuff."
Ana-Maria Piso
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: Physics
"Pros: good academic program, financial resources and availability of telescope time, world-class researchers Cons: institution is extremely large so it's hard to know everyone, too competitive sometimes"
Clare Evans
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"HSPH offers an excellent program that prepares you for a variety of careers. One issue many students face is the high tuition and uncertainty of funding. However, if you can secure some funding then this is an amazing experience! There are numerous opportunities offered for students and graduates."
Tarek Abu Hussein
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: History
"Strong graduate program with significant intellectual stimulation and probably the best place to learn Middle Eastern languages in North America, if not the world. We also have the largest faculty specializing in the region anywhere around. The only downside I can think of is that currently, we don't have a senior professor specializing in modern Middle Eastern History and several of our senior faculty is probably nearing retirement, but I'm sure they'll be ably replaced."
Sarah Fuchs
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2014
  • Degree: Education
"Very rigorous program with lots of administrative and faculty support. Excellent academic community."
Arzu Cankaya
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2014
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Cons: affordability of living, social life, financial aid"
Hilary Towle
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2014
  • Degree: Education
"I am very happy with my choice. I think I am getting wonderful value for the time and money I'm putting in--faculty knowledge is incredible, structure of program is beneficial to my learning style, and the network and opportunity is extensive."