Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
Boston University is ...
NCAA Division I-AAA
Boston University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.183 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.189 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.189 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management842Graduates
- International Relations and National Security Studies196Graduates
- Radio, Television, and Digital Communication152Graduates
- Rehabilitation and Therapy149Graduates
- Health Service Preparatory Studies128Graduates
- Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering115Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.238 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.280 responses
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After Boston University
- Very Good1143
I have to say that although there are some shortcomings when it comes to BU, I still love everything about the school. There are so many resources and opportunities available to us students, including freshman. Also, even though they have very difficult classes, I'm appreciative because it just goes to show that they want us to be prepared for our future careers. Last but not least, who wouldn't fall in love with the city of Boston? It's kind of impossible not to.
- 2 days ago
If you are looking for a large, urban school in a great town, Boston University is for you. The campus is completely integrated with the city and surrounding areas without it being too congested. While the academics are challenging (and the grade deflation is an ongoing problem), the course load prepares you for the future.
- 6 days ago
BU is a truly great school. The professors care about you and can become your personal mentors. The campus is integrated into the city of Boston which is amazing, and you can easily get around campus and Boston on the T. The pre-med curriculum is rigorous and challenges you to make sure that you want to continue into that field.
- 7 days ago