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Boston University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOSTON, MA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+
ONE SILBER WAY
BOSTON, MA 02215
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Athletics Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletics Conference
Patriot League

From Boston University

Located in the heart of historic Boston, BU is a private teaching and research university. With 10 undergraduate schools and colleges, 300+ majors and minors, more than 650 global courses, $1 million in research funding for undergraduates, and 80+ study abroad programs, the academic opportunities at BU are vast and varied. Thanks to thousands of research and internship opportunities—in the US and abroad—BU graduates are well prepared to lead in an interconnected world. In fact, BU graduates are ranked #10 for employability in the US.

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Boston University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 6
Acceptance Rate
14%
SAT Range
1350-1500
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,829 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$51,565 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
53%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 198 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 251 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 251 responses

Majors

Why BU?

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With unparalleled opportunities, BU prepares you to succeed academically with 300+ majors to choose from, access to hundreds of recruiters to land a job, and over 450+ student groups to keep you engaged. Whatever career path, however things change, wherever in the world you go, you'll be ready.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,734 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
725
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 183 responses
  • Motivated
    26%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Intelligent
    17%
  • There is no typical student
    11%
  • Different yet similar
    5%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Intellectual
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 300 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 342 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 199 responses
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Competitive
    15%
  • Scholarly
    13%
  • Wide ranging
    11%
  • Exciting
    6%
  • Awesome
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 137 responses

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