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Boston University

2,985 reviews
  1. Boston, MA
  2. 4 Year
#88 in Best Colleges in America
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Boston University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
One Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215
Website

Boston University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
35%
SAT Range
1190-1410
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$32,539/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,695/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,952/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,827/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,940/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,821/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.121 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.126 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.126 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,619Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
  • Altruistic
    2%
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Intelligent
    26%
  • Motivated
    34%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
8%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.183 responses
Poll
3%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.223 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
  • Apathetic
    3%
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Competitive
    7%
  • Diverse
    48%
  • Exciting
    7%
  • Many research opportunities for incoming freshmen!
    1%
  • Scholarly
    19%

After Boston University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.60 responses

Reviews

2,985 reviews
  • Excellent
    465
  • Very Good
    1127
  • Average
    1142
  • Poor
    163
  • Terrible
    88
I am early in my program so have not started to actively look. However, it seems that there are a lot of quality employers that speak at the school and recruit on campus.
  • College Junior
  • 28 days ago
Classes are interesting and professors are very engaging in class. As a part-time student, it can be very difficult to engage with professors otherwise, and BU doesn't seem to make it much of priority. This is on one hand understandable, given that I take classes at night, but given the cost of the program it should be made a priority. Overall, I very much enjoy the program, but do feel that the cost is exorbitant, even compared to other peer institutions.
  • College Junior
  • 28 days ago
I am young right now but I feel that Boston will prepare me well for my adult life. It is a nationally recognized school and its degree will get me far in life.
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago