Boston University

Boston, MA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
33,355
Total Number of Undergrads
18,080
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
61%
20-39 Students
21%
40-99 Students
12%
100+ Students
4%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
89%
Faculty With
Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
48%
51%
Ethnicity

African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
White
74%
Hispanic
4%
Multi-Racial
1%

What Students Are Saying

4.13 Average Rating
The courses are not always easy but they're relevant. It may be wise to change your study habits because what has worked for you in the past may not work now. I struggled my first year and almost fell into academic probation. I started using the educational resources and meeting with advisors and really pushing myself and I was about to make the Dean's List. Anything is possible here. You don't have to come in as an A+ student, but you can't be lazy if you want to make good grades.
JR from Boston, MA
hard to answer because i haven't started classes yet. i think it depends on your major as for how 'hard' your classes will be, but in general, all of bu's programs are strong.
elizabeth from northern virginia
the classes are hard if you make them hard. even if they are difficult, there are loads of resources available by the school for tutoring (however it would be best to sign up for it early).
Katherine from Joliet, IL
Boston University is definitely one of the more difficult schools in the nation. There is obvious grade deflation here that can be demoralizing to some people especially if they are comparing GPAs to students from other colleges. It depends on the school though. For the School of Management, you should be prepared to do a lot of work and complete one of the hardest classes, Core, where you will have to do create your own product using skills in finance, marketing, operations management, and information systems.
Daniel from Staten Island, NY
Unnecessarily hard to get an A, particularly in any STEM classes.
Anonymous from NH

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