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Boston University
  • Graduate School
  • BOSTON, MA

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Boston University is a private graduate school in Boston, Massachusetts. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 16,142 graduate students. Of the 145 graduate programs offered at Boston University, 20 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Boston University are Business, Information Science, and Social Work. 33% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
16,142
Part-Time Grad Students
5,251
Research Assistants
1,167
Teaching Assistants
1,277
Racial Diversity
  • White
    43%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    25.4%
  • Unknown
    9.2%
  • Asian
    8.7%
  • Hispanic
    6.8%
  • African American
    4.8%
  • Multiracial
    2%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Driven
    35%
  • Down-to-earth
    16%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Intellectual
    26%
  • Research oriented
    10%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 28 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    29%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    29%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    36%
  • Intense but supportive
    7%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
97%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 31 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 31 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 31 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 31 responses
  • $100K+
    10%
  • $75K-$100K
    19%
  • $50K-$75K
    32%
  • $25K-$50K
    32%
  • <$25K
    6%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 31 responses
  • $100K-$125K
    6%
  • $75K-$100K
    6%
  • $50-$75K
    13%
  • <$50K
    13%
  • Did not graduate yet
    61%
74%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 31 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$35,812
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,859
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$535,889
National
$217,500

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