Sargent at a Glance

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
Speech-Language Pathology # 12 out of 249 programs
Physical Therapy # 14 out of 217 programs

BU’s clinical, preclinical, and health programs are among the top worldwide, ranking #26 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 BU Sargent College students in entry-level graduate programs who passed their
certification exams the first time (data averaged over the past three years)

Nutrition 100%
Occupational Therapy 92%
Physical Therapy 98%
Speech-Language Pathology 100%


Undergraduates Graduates
Full-time students* 1315 447
Average SAT percentile* 96% n/a
Average GRE score* n/a 310

*percentiles for incoming fall 2017


Full-time 78
Part-time 32

Other Statistics

Alumni 17,855 in 63 countries
Clinical sites 1,200 in 44 states and 2 countries
Clinical education centers and research labs & centers at BU Sargent College 35
Total federal & grant funds received in July 2017 – June 2018 $15,755,458