Founded in 1869, the Boston University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Boston (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Massachusetts. This institution also has branch campuses in Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Paris and Sydney. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Boston University (BU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Boston University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 155-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this US higher education organization an extremely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
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The following Boston University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Boston University's academic range and degree level offering.
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uniRank publishes below some basic Boston University's admission information.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has Boston University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.
Boston University's acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this institution an extremely selective higher education institution.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.Boston University has more than 8400 international students.
University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.
uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Boston University.
Boston University has an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students making it a large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 2,500-2,999 academic employees (Faculty).
Boston University is a private higher education institution.
Boston University is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
Boston University does not have any religious affiliation.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States... learn more
The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.
uniRank provides below the official Boston University's Carnegie classification.
|Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
|Size & Setting
|Four-year, large, highly residential institution
|Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
|Undergraduate Instructional Program
|Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
|Graduate Instructional Program
|Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
uniRank provides below an overview of Boston University's main facilities:
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.In particular, the Boston University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 11,356 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.
This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
uniRank provides below an overview of Boston University's main services:
This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
Boston University offers study abroad opportunities through its Global Programs office. This office collaborates with all 17 schools and colleges, the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, and over 130 centers and institutes to enhance the visibility and impact of the Universityís education and research worldwide.
Moreover, the Global Programs office administers Boston University Study Abroad (BUSA) academic year and summer programs across various international locations:
Additionally, BUSA operates programs within the United States, specifically in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. These programs, serving around 2,400 students annually (undergraduates and graduates), are not degree-granting and fall under the academic supervision of the applicable school or college of the University.
This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.
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Boston University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: New England Commission of Higher Education
Year of first Recognition or Accreditation
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uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Boston University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.
Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.
uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Boston University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.
This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.
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