Boston University

3,035 reviews
  1. Boston, MA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Boston University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
One Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215
Website

Boston University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
35%
SAT Range
1190-1410
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$32,539/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,695/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,952/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,827/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,940/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,821/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.121 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.126 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.126 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,619Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Motivated
    34%
  • Intelligent
    26%
  • Altruistic
    2%
  • Basic
    0%
  • Different yet similar
    0%
  • Intellectual
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.183 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.223 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    48%
  • Scholarly
    19%
  • Competitive
    7%
  • Exciting
    7%
  • Wide ranging
    4%
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Snobby
    3%

After Boston University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.60 responses

Reviews

3,035 reviews
  • Excellent
    477
  • Very Good
    1139
  • Average
    1153
  • Poor
    166
  • Terrible
    89
Boston University an excellent university. The campus is beautiful and lively. The location is perfect for finding fun things to do and finding good internships. The People and professors are great and always helpful. There are no bounds when It comes to what you can study and I have heard that the Study abroad program is amazing! Housing is unique because the brownstones are an option and very few colleges in the US have that as an option. On top of it all Student life is great and there are tons of clubs to join. Hockey games are just one of the sporting events to attend. It’s a great environment to make friends that will last a lifetime. Overall I would highly recommend people to look into Boston University! Go terriers!
  • Niche User
  • 2 days ago
BU is possibly the best decision I have ever made. It's a large school, but you find your group immediately. There are so many things to do and join - you'll never feel lost. My experience at BU has helped me shape my life and future goals in a positive way.
  • College Junior
  • 19 days ago
Boston University is not a terrible school, but it certainly does not live up to its hype. The reputation comes mostly from the graduate programs.
  • College Senior
  • 1 month ago