Facts and Rankings

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

World-Class Reputation & Rankings

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

43

Ranked #43 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report.

$1 million

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

#3

Most popular state for international students

17

Ranked #17 in Top 50 Best Colleges in Big Cities by Newsweek

Academic Excellence

11:1

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

25

Ranked #25 for Best Value by U.S. News & World Report  for academic excellence and economic value.

$574.1

Million in research awards awarded to BU

30

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

A Global Impact

7

Ranked #7 among universities hosting the most international students in the US by Open Doors.

70+

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

118+ Countries

and all

50 States

Preparation for the Future

19%

Of students are first generation.

300,000

The BU Alumni network spans the globe with more than 300,000 alumni living and leading in over 185 of the world’s countries.

20

Ranked #20 Most Innovative Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

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Within six months of graduation, 94% of students found employment or placement in graduate programs, military service, and fellowships.

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Ranked #10 in the US by Times Higher Ed for most employable graduates.

2 out of 3

students complete an internship while attending BU

Feel Like a Good Fit?

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.