Boston University, Boston, USA

Boston, USA

  • 1839

    Established
  • 9742

    International Students
  • 15

    No. of Programs
  • 98

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Boston University (BU) is a research university situated in Boston, Massachusetts and founded in 1839. It was earlier known as the Newbury Biblical Institute. The national ranking of the university is 40 among the other universities. Boston University is nonsectarian but the United Methodist Church has affiliated it historically. Talking about its ranking, Boston University is ranked #40 in National Universities by the US News & World Report 2020. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Boston University is spread across 135 acres. The university has more than 35,000 students from different countries around the globe with 300 programs. BU has 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighbourhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is located in Boston's South End neighbourhood. The university has clubs, Archaeology society, film society, international society, Deaf studies club, Marine science association, and so on. The university offers degrees of bachelor's, masters, doctorates, medical, dental business, and law. The most sought after courses at BU are Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Law and so on.

Accomplishments & Alumni 

BU is categorized as an R1: Doctoral University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. BU is also a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education and the Association of American Universities. The university is known for its academic excellence and hockey team. It was the only university to give access to all the programs to females. There are few sample names of the remarkable alumni like Uzo Aduba 2005 graduate is a famous actress, Jason Alexander is a classical actor, Fred Allen is a comedian, Howard Ashman, the lyricist, Andy Cohen is a Bravo executive and hosted “Watch What Happens Live”, Nina Garcia is a fashion editor who studied Liberal arts in BU, Aesop Rock is the hip-hop artist. 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Students from different backgrounds, cultures, and religions come from different countries. With nearly 23.7% of international students, BU is a diverse university and welcomes international students openly every year. Students from 131 countries around the world pursue their aspired courses at the University. The companies visit the university to take the interview of students for internships and full-time work options. Top recruiters include IBM, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and many more.

Boston University Facts and Highlights

Type of University

Private, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - $62,267 (2021-22)

Masters - $58,560 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Fall & Spring

Average GPA Requirement

3.0

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1420; ACT - 30; IELTS - 7; TOEFL - 84; 

GRE - 60% for Verbal and 80% for Quantitative; GMAT - 683

Admission Requirements

Secondary School Records, Documentation of Financial Support,

English Proficiency Testing Results, Copy of Data Page of Passport,

Standardized Tests (Optional), LOR, SOP

Admissions Deadlines

Regular Admission: Jan 4

Early Decision: Nov 1

January Admission: Nov 1

Percentage of International Students

28%

Size of Campus (in acres)

135

Alumni Worldwide

300k+

Females to Males Ratio

59:41

Average Salary after 10 Years

$62,267 (Annual)

Boston University Rankings

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

ARWU

NA

90

7

70

QS

112

110

98

93

Times Higher Education (THE)

NA

54

61

74

U.S. News & World Report

NA

57

51

51

Boston University Subject Rankings

Business

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Global MBA

33

31

32

32

QS - Accounting & Finance

NA

51-100

51-100

51-100

U.S. News & World Report - Graduate Business School

48

48

50

42

U.S. News & World Report - UG Business

44

43

42

42

Financial Times Global MBA

NA

67

68

86

Times Higher Education - PG Business & Economics

34

45

56

38

Computer Science

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

101-1255

91

91

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Computer Science

NA

NA

NA

49

Engineering

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Engineering and Technology

NA

156

151

180

Times Higher Education (THE)

151-175

126-150

151-175

126-150

U.S. News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

40

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

9

9

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

39

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - UG Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering

NA

34

34

NA

Law

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

U.S. News & World Report 

20

NA

NA

NA

NA

THE

NA

78

65

56

43

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Campus Location

Boston University

One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215

http://www.bu.edu/admissions/about-bu/contact-us/ | 617-353-2300 | intadmis@bu.edu

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