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.


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

$1 million

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


Most popular state for international students


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

Academic Excellence


Student-to-faculty ratio


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


Of faculty have a PhD or equivalent


Ranked #25 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 #7 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

118+ Countries

and all

50 States

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 185 of the world’s countries.


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.


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

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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.