Ranking  68      31
Country United States
City Boston
Bachelor (foreigners)45,686 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)51,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)20,000 USD/year.
Master (citizens)20,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $1,192-2,054 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 50%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1869
Abbreviation BU
Teachers 3,071
Students 27,938
Foreigners 21%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Colors Scarlet and white
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Learning, Virtue, Piety
• Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
• Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). Sport affiliations and memberships National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
World ranking68
Country ranking31
Academic Reputation110
Employer Reputation91
Quality of teaching234
International Students165
Citations per Faculty151
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities66
Engineering and Technology159
Life Sciences and Medicine35
Natural Science106
Social Sciences and Management76
Ranking in world by discipline
Computer Science101
Economics & Business45
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking68
QS World University Rankings91
ARWU Academic Ranking73
Webometrics Ranking61
Cost of living in Boston
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 689 1,034
Food 293 526
Transportation 60 191
Communications and utilities 100 113
Clothing 20 75
Sports and leisure 30 116
Accommodation in Boston USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre696
Shared room in city centre1,044
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre1,259
1 bedroom apartment in city centre1,837
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة بوسطن
German Boston University
Spanish Universidad de Boston
French Université de Boston
Japanese ボストン大学
Korean 보스턴대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Boston
Russian Бостонский университет
Chinese 波士顿大学
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Boston University (BU) - private nonprofit higher education institution in United States.

Boston University - Description

Boston University -- independent, coeducational, and non-sectarian -- is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research located along the banks of the Charles River and adjacent to the historic Back Bay district of Boston. With more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and 135 countries, it is one of the largest independent universities in the United States. For over 150 years, Boston University has anticipated the changing needs of its students while serving the greater needs of society. As one of the nation's premier research universities, Boston University believes that all students benefit by learning from dedicated teachers who are actively engaged in original research. The University's learning environment is further enriched by an extraordinary array of direct involvements with the broader artistic, economic, social, intellectual, and educational life of the community. These relationships provide a distinctly practical edge to the University's educational and research programs, while enhancing the life and vitality of one of the world's great cities. Boston University's policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission to all programs of the University.

Description of Boston University

Boston University is a private urban research university, established in 1869, offering a breadth of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through its 17 Schools and Colleges and more than 250 fields of study.For more information about the diverse array of educational and research opportunities available at Boston University, please visit our website at http://www.bu.edu/

Programs - Bachelor - Boston University

Bachelor Acting
Bachelor American Studies
Bachelor Ancient Greek
Bachelor Ancient Greek & Latin
Bachelor Anthropology
Bachelor Anthropology & Religion
Bachelor Archaeology
Bachelor Architectural Studies
Bachelor Art Education
Bachelor Astronomy
Bachelor Astronomy & Physics
Bachelor Athletic Training
Bachelor Athletic Training/Physical Therapy
Bachelor Bilingual Education
Bachelor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Bachelor Biology
Bachelor Biology with Specialization in Behavioral Biology
Bachelor Biology with Specialization in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics
Bachelor Biology with Specialization in Ecology & Conservation Biology
Bachelor Biology with Specialization in Neurobiology
Bachelor Biology with Specialization in Quantitative Biology
Bachelor Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Accounting
Bachelor Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Entrepreneurship
Bachelor Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Finance
Bachelor Business Administration & Management–Concentration: General Management
Bachelor Business Administration & Management–Concentration: International Management
Bachelor Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Law
Bachelor Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Management Information Systems
Bachelor Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Marketing
Bachelor Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Operations and Technology Management
Bachelor Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Organizational Behavior
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Chemistry: Biochemistry
Bachelor Chemistry: Concentration in Teaching
Bachelor Chinese Language & Literature
Bachelor Classical Civilization
Bachelor Classics & Philosophy
Bachelor Classics & Religion
Bachelor Communication with Specialization in Advertising
Bachelor Communication with Specialization in Mass Communications
Bachelor Communication with Specialization in Public Relations
Bachelor Comparative Literature
Bachelor Computer Engineering
Bachelor Computer Science
Bachelor Costume Design
Bachelor Deaf Studies
Bachelor Early Childhood Education
Bachelor Earth Sciences
Bachelor East Asian Studies
Bachelor Economics
Bachelor Economics & Mathematics
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Bachelor Elementary Education
Bachelor English
Bachelor English Education
Bachelor Environmental Analysis & Policy
Bachelor Environmental Earth Sciences
Bachelor Environmental Science
Bachelor Film & Television with Specialization in Film
Bachelor Film & Television with Specialization in Television
Bachelor French Language & Literature
Bachelor Geography with Specialization in Human Geography
Bachelor Geography with Specialization in Physical Geography
Bachelor Geophysics and Planetary Sciences
Bachelor German Language & Literature
Bachelor Graphic Design
Bachelor Health Science
Bachelor Hispanic Language & Literature
Bachelor History
Bachelor History of Art and Architecture
Bachelor Hospitality Administration
Bachelor Human Physiology
Bachelor International Relations
Bachelor Italian Studies
Bachelor Japanese Language & Literature
Bachelor Journalism with Specialization in Broadcast Journalism
Bachelor Journalism with Specialization in Magazine Journalism
Bachelor Journalism with Specialization in News Editorial Print
Bachelor Journalism with Specialization in Photojournalism
Bachelor Latin
Bachelor Latin American Studies
Bachelor Lighting Design
Bachelor Linguistics
Bachelor Linguistics & Philosophy
Bachelor Marine Science
Bachelor Mathematics
Bachelor Mathematics & Computer Science
Bachelor Mathematics & Math Education
Bachelor Mathematics & Philosophy
Bachelor Mathematics Education
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor Modern Foreign Languages Education
Bachelor Music
Bachelor Music Education
Bachelor Music Theory & Composition
Bachelor Musicology
Bachelor Neuroscience
Bachelor Nutritional Sciences
Bachelor Occupational Therapy
Bachelor Painting
Bachelor Philosophy
Bachelor Philosophy & Physics
Bachelor Philosophy & Political Science
Bachelor Philosophy & Psychology
Bachelor Philosophy & Religion
Bachelor Physical Therapy
Bachelor Physics
Bachelor Planetary & Space Sciences
Bachelor Political Science
Bachelor Pre-dentistry
Bachelor Pre-law
Bachelor Pre-medicine
Bachelor Pre-veterinary Medicine
Bachelor Psychology
Bachelor Religion
Bachelor Russian & Eastern European Studies
Bachelor Russian Language & Literature
Bachelor Scenery Design
Bachelor Science Education
Bachelor Sculpture
Bachelor Social Studies Education
Bachelor Sociology
Bachelor Sound Design
Bachelor Special Education
Bachelor Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Bachelor Stage Management
Bachelor Theatre Arts
Bachelor Theatre Production
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Programs - Master - Boston University

Master Advertising (MS)
Master African American Studies (MA)
Master American & New England Studies (PhD)
Master Anthropology (MA, PhD)
Master Applied Anatomy & Physiology (MS, PhD)
Master Applied Linguistics (MA, PhD)
Master Archaeology (MA, PhD)
Master Art Education (BFA, MA)
Master Astronomy (MA, PhD)
Master Athletic Training (BS, BS/DPT)
Master Bioinformatics (MS, PhD)
Master Biology (MA, PhD)
Master Biomedical Engineering (MEng, MS, PhD)
Master Biostatistics (MA, PhD)
Master Broadcast Journalism (MS)
Master Business and Economics Journalism (MS)
Master Cellular Biophysics (PhD)
Master Chemistry (MA, BA/MA, PhD)
Master Classical Studies (MA, PhD)
Master Cognitive & Neural Systems (BA/MA, MA, PhD)
Master Composition (MusM, MusAD)
Master Computer Engineering (MS)
Master Computer Science (MA, PhD)
Master Conducting (AD, MusM, MusAD)
Master Database Management & Business Intelligence (On Campus & Online)
Master Design, Production & Management (MFA)
Master Directing (MFA)
Master Earth Sciences (MA, PhD)
Master Economic Development & Tourism Mangement
Master Economics (MA, MA/MBA, MA/PhD)
Master Editorial Studies (MA, PhD)
Master Electrical & Computer Engineering (PhD)
Master Electrical Engineering (MEng, MS)
Master Electronic Commerce, Systems & Technology
Master Energy & Environmental Studies (MA)
Master English (MA, MFA, PhD)
Master Film (MFA)
Master Financial Economics
Master Five-Year Dual Degree Program in Applied Music & Music Education (MusB/MusM)
Master Geography & Environment (MA, BA/MA, PhD)
Master Global Manufacturing (MS)
Master Graphic Design (BFA, MFA)
Master Health Informatics (On Campus)
Master Historical Performance (AD, MusM, MusAD)
Master History (MA, PhD)
Master History of Art and Architecture (MA, PhD)
Master Human Physiology (BS, MMEDIC)
Master Information Technology Project Management (On Campus & Online)
Master Innovation & Technology
Master International Relations (MA)
Master Journalism (MS)
Master Manufacturing Engineering (MEng, MS)
Master Mass Communication (MS)
Master Mass Communication and Law (JD/MS)
Master Master of City Planning
Master Master of Criminal Justice
Master Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy
Master Master of Liberal Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master Master of Science in Actuarial Science
Master Master of Science in Administrative Studies
Master Master of Science in Advertising
Master Master of Science in Arts Administration
Master Master of Science in Banking & Financial Services Management (Online)
Master Master of Science in Business Continuity, Security & Risk Management (Online)
Master Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (On Campus, Online & Blended)
Master Master of Science in Computer Science: Security
Master Master of Science in Health Communication (Online)
Master Master of Science in Insurance Management (Online)
Master Master of Science in International Marketing Management (Online)
Master Master of Science in Leadership
Master Master of Science in Project Management (Online)
Master Master of Science in Telecommunication: Security
Master Master of Science in Urban Affairs
Master Materials Science & Engineering (MS, PhD)
Master Mathematics & Statistics (MA, PhD)
Master Mechanical Engineering (MEng, MS, PhD)
Master Media Ventures (MS, MBA/MS)
Master Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (MA, PhD)
Master Multinational Commerce
Master Museum Education (MA)
Master Music (MA, PhD)
Master Music Education (MusB, MusM, MusAD)
Master Music Theory (MusM)
Master Musiciology (MusB, MusM)
Master Neuroscience (MA, PhD)
Master Nutrition/Dietetics (MS, DPD)
Master Occupational Therapy (BS/MSOT, MS, OTD)
Master Painting (BFA, MFA)
Master Performance (PD, AD, MusB, MusM, MusAD)
Master Philosophy (MA, JD/MA, PhD)
Master Photojournalism
Master Photonics (MS)
Master Physical Therapy (BS/DPT, DPT, tDPT)
Master Physics (MA, BA/MA, PhD)
Master Political Science (MA, PhD)
Master Preservation Studies (MA, MA/JD)
Master Psychology (MA, PhD)
Master Public Relations (MS)
Master Rehabilitation Sciences (ScD)
Master Religious & Theological Studies (MA, PhD)
Master Romance Studies (MA, PhD)
Master Science Journalism (MS)
Master Screenwriting
Master Sculpture (BFA, MFA)
Master Security (On Campus & Online)
Master Sociology & Social Work (PhD)
Master Sociology (MA, PhD)
Master Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences (BS, BS/MS, MS-SLP, PhD)
Master Studio Teaching (MA)
Master Systems Engineering (MEng, MS, PhD)
Master Television (MS)
Master Theatre Education (MFA) Dual Degree Programs
Master Bachelor of Science/Master’s Degree Program (BS/MS)
Master Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Medicine (MD/PhD)
Master MS in Manufacturing Engineering and MBA in Management Dual Degree Program (MS/MBA)
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22Massachusetts Institute of Technology58,240 USD58,240 USD
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32685Boston College45,000 USD25,000 USD
629131University of Massachusetts Boston10,000 USD10,000 USD
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11Harvard UniversityBoston66,900 USD66,900 USD
22Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBoston58,240 USD58,240 USD
33Stanford UniversitySanta Clara47,331 USD44,184 USD
54California Institute of TechnologyPasadena48,111 USD48,111 USD
75Princeton UniversityPrinceton41,820 USD43,720 USD