Facts and Rankings
The numbers speak for themselves on why BU is a top choice for thousands of students.
World-Class Reputation & Rankings
Ranked #27 among Best U.S. Colleges by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.
BU is one of only three universities in Boston and Cambridge named to the prestigious Association of American Universities.
Ranked #42 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report.
in funding offered through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
Ranked #20 in the US and #3 in Massachusetts for Best Universities for Excellence, Equity and Employability.
Ranked #17 in Top 50 Best Colleges in Big Cities by Newsweek
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Of faculty have a PhD or equivalent
Ranked #38 for Best Value by U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence and economic value.
Million in research awards awarded to BU
The average class size you'll find at BU, which means you'll get to know your professors well.
A Global Impact
Ranked #10 among universities hosting the most international students in the US by Open Doors.
study abroad opportunities
Global themed courses to choose from.
Where Forbes ranks BU among top US colleges for international students.
Students come from
Preparation for the Future
Of students are first generation.
The BU Alumni network spans the globe with more than 300,000 alumni living and leading in over 180 of the world’s countries.
Ranked #32 among Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects by U.S. News & World Report.
Within six months of graduation, 94% of students found employment or placement in graduate programs, military service, and fellowships.
Ranked #14 in the US by Times Higher Ed for most employable graduates.
Percent of students complete at least one internship at BU.