Boston University Teaching Programs
Boston University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
Boston University Rankings
Boston U landed the #61 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 545 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 22 colleges in Massachusetts, it is ranked at #5.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Boston U has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Boston U.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Boston U has earned from around the web.
|#21||Best Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#27||Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific||College Factual|
|#27||Highest Paid Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduates||College Factual|
|#74||Best Education Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#144||Best Schools||Course Advisor|
Where Is Boston University?
Contact details for Boston U are given below.
|Address:||One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215|
How Do I Get Into Boston U?
You can apply to Boston U online at: www.bu.edu/admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for Boston U
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Boston U?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 24%, and the acceptance rate for women is 26%.
Average Test Scores
About 63% of students accepted to Boston U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 720. Math scores were between 660 and 760.
Can I Afford Boston University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Boston U, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $11,099 a year. That adds up to $44,396 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Boston U is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Boston University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 15,737 graduate students at the school.
Of the 16,978 full-time undergraduates at Boston U, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Boston University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||673|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,965|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Boston University. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 138 countries are represented at Boston U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Boston University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Boston U has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Boston U
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Boston University was 2.0%. This is the #1,399 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Boston U regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Boston U majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Boston U ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Boston U.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#119|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#119|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#178|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Boston University Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Cmcnicoll at English Wikipedia under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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