Boston University Business Programs
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Boston University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
Boston University Rankings
We have ranked Boston U as #121 out of 1,477 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #10 out of 55 schools in Massachusetts.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Boston U has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#18||Best Business Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#79||Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#93||Best Business Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
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.
|#2||Best Other Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#3||Best Hospitality Management Schools||College Factual|
|#7||Best Public Relations & Advertising Schools||College Factual|
|#16||Best Business Administration & Management Schools||College Factual|
|#30||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#173||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 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 21%, and the acceptance rate for women is 20%.
Average Test Scores
About 70% 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 670 and 780.
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
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Boston U, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $10,878 a year. That adds up to $43,512 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Boston U is 1.4%. 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 15,846 graduate students at the school.
Of the 16,026 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||652|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,910|
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.
Online Affordability Rankings of Boston U
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Boston University was $58,072 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Boston U is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|International Business, Trade, & Tax Law||#1||#1|
|Banking and Financial Support Services||#7||#7|
|Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods||#24||#24|
|Business Management & Marketing||#36||#36|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#36||#36|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#39||#39|
|Supply Chain Management||#55||#55|
Online Growth Rankings of Boston U
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Boston University was 2.5%. This is the #1,445 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Boston U regardless of major.
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 Business 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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