Boston University
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1869
Address: One Silber Way
Introduction

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 300 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/.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
95
Academic Ranking of World Universities
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80
2017
70
2018
76
2019
90
2020
95
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Remote Sensing
15
Public Health
23
Economics
28
Law
31
Psychology
39
Business Administration
43
Sociology
45
Dentistry & Oral Sciences
50
Key Statistics
26967
Total Enrollment
8142(30.2%)
International Students
16730
Undergraduate Enrollment
4330(25.9%)
International Students
10237
Graduate Enrollment
3812(37.2%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Acting
American Studies
Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek & Latin
Anthropology
Anthropology & Religion
Archaeology
Architectural Studies
Art Education
Astronomy
Astronomy & Physics
Athletic Training
Athletic Training/Physical Therapy
Bilingual Education
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biology
Biology with Specialization in Behavioral Biology
Biology with Specialization in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics
Biology with Specialization in Ecology & Conservation Biology
Biology with Specialization in Neurobiology
Biology with Specialization in Quantitative Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Accounting
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Entrepreneurship
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Finance
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: General Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: International Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Law
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Management Information Systems
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Marketing
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Operations and Technology Management
Business Administration & Management–Concentration: Organizational Behavior
Chemistry
Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry: Concentration in Teaching
Chinese Language & Literature
Classical Civilization
Classics & Philosophy
Classics & Religion
Communication with Specialization in Advertising
Communication with Specialization in Mass Communications
Communication with Specialization in Public Relations
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Costume Design
Deaf Studies
Early Childhood Education
Earth Sciences
East Asian Studies
Economics
Economics & Mathematics
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental Analysis & Policy
Environmental Earth Sciences
Environmental Science
Film & Television with Specialization in Film
Film & Television with Specialization in Television
French Language & Literature
Geography with Specialization in Human Geography
Geography with Specialization in Physical Geography
Geophysics and Planetary Sciences
German Language & Literature
Graphic Design
Health Science
Hispanic Language & Literature
History
History of Art and Architecture
Hospitality Administration
Human Physiology
International Relations
Italian Studies
Japanese Language & Literature
Journalism with Specialization in Broadcast Journalism
Journalism with Specialization in Magazine Journalism
Journalism with Specialization in News Editorial Print
Journalism with Specialization in Photojournalism
Latin
Latin American Studies
Lighting Design
Linguistics
Linguistics & Philosophy
Marine Science
Mathematics
Mathematics & Computer Science
Mathematics & Math Education
Mathematics & Philosophy
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Foreign Languages Education
Music
Music
Music Education
Music Theory & Composition
Musicology
Neuroscience
Nutritional Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Painting
Philosophy
Philosophy & Physics
Philosophy & Political Science
Philosophy & Psychology
Philosophy & Religion
Physical Therapy
Physics
Planetary & Space Sciences
Political Science
Pre-dentistry
Pre-law
Pre-medicine
Pre-veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Religion
Russian & Eastern European Studies
Russian Language & Literature
Scenery Design
Science Education
Sculpture
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Sound Design
Special Education
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Stage Management
Theatre Arts
Theatre Production
Theatre Production
Graduate Programs
Advertising (MS)
African American Studies (MA)
American & New England Studies (PhD)
Anthropology (MA, PhD)
Applied Anatomy & Physiology (MS, PhD)
Applied Linguistics (MA, PhD)
Archaeology (MA, PhD)
Art Education (BFA, MA)
Astronomy (MA, PhD)
Athletic Training (BS, BS/DPT)
Bioinformatics (MS, PhD)
Biology (MA, PhD)
Biomedical Engineering (MEng, MS, PhD)
Biostatistics (MA, PhD)
Broadcast Journalism (MS)
Business and Economics Journalism (MS)
Cellular Biophysics (PhD)
Chemistry (MA, BA/MA, PhD)
Classical Studies (MA, PhD)
Cognitive & Neural Systems (BA/MA, MA, PhD)
Composition (MusM, MusAD)
Computer Engineering (MS)
Computer Science (MA, PhD)
Conducting (AD, MusM, MusAD)
Database Management & Business Intelligence (On Campus & Online)
Design, Production & Management (MFA)
Directing (MFA)
Earth Sciences (MA, PhD)
Economic Development & Tourism Mangement
Economics (MA, MA/MBA, MA/PhD)
Editorial Studies (MA, PhD)
Electrical & Computer Engineering (PhD)
Electrical Engineering (MEng, MS)
Electronic Commerce, Systems & Technology
Energy & Environmental Studies (MA)
English (MA, MFA, PhD)
Film (MFA)
Financial Economics
Five-Year Dual Degree Program in Applied Music & Music Education (MusB/MusM)
Geography & Environment (MA, BA/MA, PhD)
Global Manufacturing (MS)
Graphic Design (BFA, MFA)
Health Informatics (On Campus)
Historical Performance (AD, MusM, MusAD)
History (MA, PhD)
History of Art and Architecture (MA, PhD)
Human Physiology (BS, MMEDIC)
Information Technology Project Management (On Campus & Online)
Innovation & Technology
International Relations (MA)
Journalism (MS)
Manufacturing Engineering (MEng, MS)
Mass Communication (MS)
Mass Communication and Law (JD/MS)
Master of City Planning
Master of Criminal Justice
Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy
Master of Liberal Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master of Science in Actuarial Science
Master of Science in Administrative Studies
Master of Science in Advertising
Master of Science in Arts Administration
Master of Science in Banking & Financial Services Management (Online)
Master of Science in Business Continuity, Security & Risk Management (Online)
Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (On Campus, Online & Blended)
Master of Science in Computer Science: Security
Master of Science in Health Communication (Online)
Master of Science in Insurance Management (Online)
Master of Science in International Marketing Management (Online)
Master of Science in Leadership
Master of Science in Project Management (Online)
Master of Science in Telecommunication: Security
Master of Science in Urban Affairs
Materials Science & Engineering (MS, PhD)
Mathematics & Statistics (MA, PhD)
Mechanical Engineering (MEng, MS, PhD)
Media Ventures (MS, MBA/MS)
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (MA, PhD)
Multinational Commerce
Museum Education (MA)
Music (MA, PhD)
Music Education (MusB, MusM, MusAD)
Music Theory (MusM)
Musiciology (MusB, MusM)
Neuroscience (MA, PhD)
Nutrition/Dietetics (MS, DPD)
Occupational Therapy (BS/MSOT, MS, OTD)
Painting (BFA, MFA)
Performance (PD, AD, MusB, MusM, MusAD)
Philosophy (MA, JD/MA, PhD)
Photojournalism
Photonics (MS)
Physical Therapy (BS/DPT, DPT, tDPT)
Physics (MA, BA/MA, PhD)
Political Science (MA, PhD)
Preservation Studies (MA, MA/JD)
Psychology (MA, PhD)
Public Relations (MS)
Rehabilitation Sciences (ScD)
Religious & Theological Studies (MA, PhD)
Romance Studies (MA, PhD)
Science Journalism (MS)
Screenwriting
Sculpture (BFA, MFA)
Security (On Campus & Online)
Sociology & Social Work (PhD)
Sociology (MA, PhD)
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences (BS, BS/MS, MS-SLP, PhD)
Studio Teaching (MA)
Systems Engineering (MEng, MS, PhD)
Television (MS)
Theatre Education (MFA)