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Boston University

Breakdown of “Education Quality” at BU

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By Gender
MalesB
FemalesB
By Major
AccountingC-
Aerospace EngineeringA
AnthropologyB
ArchaeologyB+
Art & Design DepartmentB+
Athletics/TrainingD+
BiologyB-
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
ChemistryB+
CommunicationsB+
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceB
EconomicsB+
EducationA-
Electrical EngineeringC+
Engineering DepartmentB-
EnglishB+
FinanceB+
Geography and GeosciencesB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A-
JournalismB+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A-
MathB
Mechanical EngineeringC
Music - PerformanceC
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceB+
NursingB
OtherB-
PhilosophyB+
Physical Therapy/Exercise ScienceA-
PhysicsA+
Political ScienceB
PreDent and DentistryF
PreLaw and LegalA
PreMed and MedicalB-
PsychologyB+
Public HealthB
SociologyA+
UndecidedB-
Video/MediaF

Against similar schools

Education Quality compared with similar schools in class.

Boston University
 B
Average of All Schools
 B
Average of schools in class
 B+

Harvard University
 B+
New York University
 B+
Boston College
 B+
Northeastern Illinois University
 B-
Cornell University
 A-
Northeastern State University
 B
Brown University
 A
F
A+

Education Quality

... I thought BU would be an amazing school in an awesome city which would provide me with an education and experience well worth the price tag ...Read full comment
... Make the most out of your education and the resources at your fingertips ...Read full comment
... However, I couldn't ask for a better education at a more diverse school ...Read full comment
... I can't believe that BU charges more tuition than schools like Harvard and yet we are getting a sub par education here ...Read full comment
... This was because I believed that I simply needed an education, and where I received that education was irrelevant ...Read full comment
... But I love BU, I met great people, have so many great memories, and tons of options in my education ...Read full comment
... This education is in no way worth the $40k you have to pay ...Read full comment
... You are going into the hole financially to obtain a state school quality education (and a mediocre one at that) ...Read full comment
... All in all, you're paying for connections and the name, not the education or experience ...Read full comment
... My education has been so terrible ...Read full comment
... I feel that I have received an exceptional education at Boston University ...Read full comment
... I was very pleased with the education delivered in the School of Management ...Read full comment
... In my opinion, if you want a good education, boston will give it to you AND will make you a stronger person in the end ...Read full comment
... If you have an education in BU, go to SMG or Com ...Read full comment
... Most students give the impression that they are here for a degree, not an education ...Read full comment
... Academically, the quality of education I am receiving is extremely high ...Read full comment
... You need perue what you want and not go along with other, Do what pleases you and your desires in your education, follow your dream ...Read full comment
... Wonderful social life, but if you're not in one of the smaller schools (like SHA or CFA), and your primary concern is education, LOOK ELSEWHERE .....Read full comment
... Unfortunately, it usually takes some time after one graduates to realize just how advanced an education one has received from BU ...Read full comment
... The education it offers is crap and the campus gets depressing ...Read full comment
... You're setting yourself up to be disappointed if you want an environment where everything will be taken care of for you, like an educational summ...Read full comment
... Its not MIT or Harvard, but if you want a great education and want to feel like an independent adult living in the city, Boston University is for...Read full comment
... I expected the education to be a much better quality at BU ...Read full comment
... If you have an education in BU, go to SMG or Com ...Read full comment
... If you actually want an education and to go through a period of personal growth(as typical colleges offer) please please please do not come here ...Read full comment
... ACADEMICS: Academically, I'm getting a great education ...Read full comment
... In terms of an education, the classes are great, but mostly the BU students have made me a completely different person than who I was when I ...Read full comment
... Do not even bother to come to Boston University if you are looking for a solid education with typical college experiences ...Read full comment
... My small school had a better sense of community, it felt like the adminstration wanted what was best for its students education ...Read full comment
... Education and experience sub par ...Read full comment
... I'm not even sure the actual education is any better than one I would have received at a much cheaper but good state university ...Read full comment
... The importance of my college education has been that it has prepared me to learn new things ...Read full comment
... BU seemed a good fit for me, as I was persuing a degree in education, but felt that a private university could offer challanges and opportunities...Read full comment
... BU provided me with a broad and mostly meaningful liberal arts education ...Read full comment
... Well, no, BU doesn't favor them, but the kids here are either really hard working poor/middle class kids who want an education or rich kids runni...Read full comment
... If you want a real education at this institution, go into SMG or into the pre-med track ...Read full comment
... You will graduate having felt like your time was well spent, and that your education trumps most other schools' programs in similar disciplines ....Read full comment
... Come here if you want to experience a liberal education with a liberal student population ...Read full comment
... BU is an excellent education but highly overpriced ...Read full comment
... Yeah, sure we get taunted by the people from Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Management, Communications, Health Sciences, Education, and Hospitalit...Read full comment
... In terms of academics, I couldn't have asked for a better education ...Read full comment
... The life experience is just as wonderful as the education ...Read full comment
... The class difficulty (speaking from experience in the college of arts and sciences and the school of education) is moderately high, and the class...Read full comment
... I fell in love with new kinds of music, took in a world-class art scene, and scored an off-hours newsroom job in the nation's 6th largest media ...Read full comment
... I also found the "education" to be of very limited value ...Read full comment
... My family could not afford to pay for my college education, but BU gave me enough financial aid to get me through 4 years of schooling ...Read full comment
... BU provided me with a broad and mostly meaningful liberal arts education ...Read full comment
... Boston University has top notch education, plenty to do and great faculty ...Read full comment
... You could get the same education for half the price at hundreds of universities, anywhere in the country ...Read full comment
... The only thing they care about is your money, not the quality of your education ...Read full comment
... My spirit was broken at BU, and I'm now applying to small schools where I will get a good education and be more than a number ...Read full comment
... BU is a place where you go to get a great education and learn who you are as a person ...Read full comment
... However, if you want a quality education, DO NOT GO TO BU ...Read full comment
... BU provided me with a broad and mostly meaningful liberal arts education ...Read full comment
... THE QUALITY OF THE EDUCATION IS GREAT ...Read full comment
... Students are generally happy, which is a rarity in educational institutions ...Read full comment
... Overpriced for the education you receive ...Read full comment
... The amount of money that an individual pays to attend here is comparible to that of a person attending Tech in Cambridge, but you get a lesser ed...Read full comment
... -The Administration is lost in its own world of how to turn a profit without any concern on the sub par quality of education that the university...Read full comment
... Professors have no idea how to efficiently use blackboard or other educational technology (something most schools have successfully been using fo...Read full comment
... Generally very good education ...Read full comment
... BU makes no bones about this and candidly rejects social and educational fads ...Read full comment
... Bottom line: BU is where the serious and hard working students will get a world-class education ...Read full comment
... I am very happy with my education, and having graduated from the School of Management (SMG) has opened many doors for me ...Read full comment
... Honestly, other than a great education (which is a big other than mind you) there isn't a lot to be proud of going here in my opinion ...Read full comment
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