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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
  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
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

233 BAY STATE ROAD
BOSTON, MA 02215
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic 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 70+ 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 #14 for employability.

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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 4
Acceptance Rate
19%
SAT Range
1340-1510
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,479 / 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
$43,022 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
55%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 183 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 218 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 218 responses

Majors

Data Science at Boston University

BU’s newest academic unit, Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences, tackles societally relevant interdisciplinary challenges through computation and data. CDS programs equip students with foundational knowledge and practical skillsets in algorithmics, analytics, software engineering, machine learning, and AI.

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,978 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,005
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 150 responses
  • Motivated
    29%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Intelligent
    21%
  • There is no typical student
    9%
  • Different yet similar
    5%
  • Intellectual
    3%
  • Basic
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 267 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 309 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 166 responses
  • Diverse
    40%
  • Competitive
    14%
  • Scholarly
    13%
  • Wide ranging
    11%
  • Exciting
    7%
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Snobby
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
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. 133 responses

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