Boston University

2,997 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%

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%
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Wide ranging
    4%
  • Apathetic
    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

2,997 reviews
  • Excellent
    470
  • Very Good
    1132
  • Average
    1144
  • Poor
    163
  • Terrible
    88
I loved taking a variety of classes and learning about different subjects throughout the day. There is such a wide range of things to do and classes that there is never a time of boredom. Even in the snow there is a space to hang out and enjoy it. Being out of New York City, it is nice to be in a quiet and less busy city.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
The school is amazing and has so much to offer. Boston gives you many professional and fun opportunities. There's always something to do to have an adventure or better yourself. It's just really expensive
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
My eperience has been a well balanced compromise with studies, personal and my workouts. I have enjoyed the first year attending Boston University and look forward to the future years as a student in this University. I am far away from home and it has been really refreshing to be able to be at a school that enjoy attending.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago