Facts and Rankings

The numbers speak for themselves on why BU is a top choice for thousands of students.

World-Class Reputation & Rankings

#42

Ranked #42 among Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

36

Ranked #36 among Best U.S. Colleges by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

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One of only three universities in Boston and Cambridge named to the prestigious Association of American Universities.

46

Ranked #46 among Best Global Universities by U.S. News & World Report.

41

Forbes ranks BU as #41 among the strongest private research programs in the country.

$1 million

in funding offered through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

Academic Excellence

10:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

10

Schools and Colleges to choose from to study whatever your heart desires.

90%

Of faculty have a PhD or equivalent

38

Ranked #38 for Best Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for academic excellence and economic value.

$486

Million in research awards awarded to BU

27

The average class size you’ll find at BU, which means you’ll get to know your professors well.

A Global Impact

10

Ranked #10 among universities hosting the most international students in the US by Open Doors.

100+

study abroad opportunities

650+

Global themed courses to choose from.

#7

Where Forbes ranks BU among top US colleges for international students.

Students come from

150 Countries

and all

50 States

Preparation for the Future

16%

Of students are first generation.

300,000

The BU Alumni network spans the globe with more than 300,000 alumni living and leading in 189 of the world’s countries.

28

Ranked #28 among Most Innovative Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

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Within six months of graduation, 92% of students found employment or placement in graduate programs, military service, and fellowships.

21

Ranked #21 in the US by Times Higher Ed for most employable graduates.

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Percent of students complete at least one internship at BU.

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You’ve seen a glimpse of the incredible experiences awaiting you at BU. Now, take the next step. Because at BU, the sky’s the limit.