Sargent College: By the Numbers


Clinical sites throughout the US and abroad where Sargent students have the opportunity to develop their skills in real-world, interdisciplinary settings


Sargent graduate programs tracked by U.S. News & World Report all rank in the top 6% of their respective fields


Rating of BU’s clinical, preclinical, and health programs in Times Higher Education World University Rankings


National ranking of our graduate Occupational Therapy program, as reported by U.S. News & World Report


Expected increase in employment of Physical Therapists through 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Browse through our website for a close-up look at BU College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. But first, here’s a quick overview by the numbers.

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Our Mission

The mission of Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is to advance, preserve, disseminate, and apply knowledge in the health and rehabilitation sciences. BU Sargent College strives to create an environment that fosters critical and innovative thinking to best serve the health care needs of society.


Sargent graduate programs tracked by U.S. News & World Report all rank in the top 6% in their respective fields.

Occupational Therapy # 1 (tied) out of 164 programs
Physical Therapy # 14 out of 217 programs
Speech-Language Pathology # 12 out of 249 programs

BU’s clinical, preclinical, and health programs are among the top worldwide, ranking #29 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings conducted by Thomson Reuters.

Job Outlook

A degree from Sargent College prepares students for a variety of rewarding and in-demand careers.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook rates Sargent careers among those with the highest growth potential of all occupations tracked.

Expected Increase in Employment Growth

Athletic Trainers 30%, much faster than average
Audiologists 37%, much faster than average
Biochemists 31%, much faster than average
Dietitians and Nutritionists 20%, faster than average
Occupational Therapists 33%, much faster than average
Physical Therapists 39%, much faster than average
Speech-Language Pathologists 23%, faster than average

National Certification Board Exam Passing Rates

(Percentage of SAR students in entry-level graduate programs who passed the exam the first time during the last three years)

Nutrition 100%
Occupational Therapy 99%
Physical Therapy 99%
Speech-Language Pathology 100%


Undergraduates Graduates
Full-time students* 1239 451
Average SAT score** 1989
(Verbal: 643
Quantitative: 678
Writing: 668)
Average GRE score** n/a 312
(Verbal: 157
Quantitative: 155)

*spring 2016 enrollment
**incoming fall 2016


Full-time 72
Part-time 68

Other Statistics

Alumni 17,138 in 59 countries
Clinical sites 1,200 in 46 states and 2 countries
Clinical centers and research labs & centers at BU Sargent College 35
Total federal & grant funds received in FY’15 $12,982,332