Boston University

Boston University Ranking

country rank: 40
world rank: 47

University Overview

Boston University ranking, established in 1869, is a non-profit private higher education college based in the metropolitan setting of Boston, Massachusetts (population range of 500,000-1,000,000). Los Angeles, Washington, DC, London, Paris, and Sydney are also home to this institution’s branch campuses. Boston University ranking (BU) is a massive (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational US higher education college that is officially approved by the New England Commission on Higher Education. In a variety of fields of research, Boston University (BU) provides courses and programmes leading to formally accredited higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 151-year-old American university has a preferential enrollment program focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. This US higher education institution has an acceptance scale of 20-30%, rendering it a very selective institution. Students from all around the world are welcome to apply for admission. BU also offers a library, accommodation, athletic equipment, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange schemes, online classes and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

Boston University Ranking

University Identity

Name Boston University
Acronym BU
Founded 1869 Origins date back to 1839
Motto Learning, Virtue, Piety
Colours Scarlet and white

University Location

Address One Silber Way Boston 02215 Massachusetts United States
Tel +1 (617) 353 2000
Fax +1 (617) 353 2053
Other locations Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Paris, Sydney

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 233 Bay State Road Boston 02215 (617) 353 2300

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Boston University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,175,852 physical volumes, 163,904 physical media, 57,677 digital/electronic medium and 783 licensed digital/electronic databases. Boston University's library has 20 branches.
Housing Yes Boston University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 11,732 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of American Universities (AAU) Universities Research Association (URA) Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU) National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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