Student Reviews Surpass 25,000

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More than 25,000 graduate students have logged onto to rate and review their respective programs.

Students from the northern woods of Maine to the sandy beaches of California have used to rate their graduate programs in a number of categories, including: education quality, social life, campus safety and student diversity. Their insights are invaluable to prospective grad students, who can benefit greatly from their candid and honest answers.

As the number of reviews continue to rise, so too does the breadth of information available to prospective students.’s student based rankings, are more qualitative than traditional rankings. One Boston College Class of 2015 student recently commented: “Boston College is a highly ranked school for social work. While I did not attend for an undergraduate program, my experience with the graduate school of social work has been very rewarding. Like with most graduate programs, you have to consider what is right for you. I enjoy BCs proximity to the city. I also appreciate that it still maintains an intimate community feel because of the underlying ideals of community and service. Also, the admissions staff were wonderful and accommodating--which makes a difference during the application process.”

Students who rate their graduate programs at will be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. Winners are chosen at random once per semester. In addition, Graduate Programs will use student reviews for upcoming graduate program rankings to be used by potential future candidates as they make important higher education decisions.

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through their reviews, scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.

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