Boston University Rankings

Boston University is one of 237 universities included in U-Multirank for United States. Boston University is a very large university located in Boston with 40807 students enrolled (2017 data or latest available). It was founded in 1839. With regard to the scope of its subjects and degree programmes offered, the Boston University is a comprehensive institution. It does not offer programmes in foreign languages. It is characterised by a high percentage of international students. The graduation rate of Boston University is 82,72 (bachelors). Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 11 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

Boston University
One Silber Way
MA 02215 Boston
United States

http://www.bu.edu/

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U-Multirank's unique 'Sunburst chart' gives an illustration of a university's performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. These are indicated in different colours. For instance, the teaching and learning dimension is symbolised by the colour green. Each 'sunray' represents one of the thirty plus U-Multirank indicators. The longer the ray, the better the performance of an institution on the selected indicator: a full-length ray stands for 'top group' performance, whereas a short ray means 'weak' performance. A missing sunray indicates that the specific data indicator is not available. An institution's performance in an indicator can be identified by moving the cursor over the rays. A key guard for the sunburst chart is provided here .

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Teaching & Learning
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Bachelor graduation rate

0

100

Masters graduation rate

0

100

Graduating on time (bachelors)

82.72

%

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

0

100

Relative BA graduate unemployment

Relative MA graduate unemployment

Relative graduate unemployment long first degree

Graduating on time (long first degree)

Graduation rate long first degree

Research
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Citation rate

1.45

0.08

2.53

Research publications (absolute numbers)

16,158

1

67,252

Research publications (size-normalised)

0.4

0

13.53

External research income

135.98

0

282.88

Art related output

0

1.99

Top cited publications

16.3

%

0

34.2

Interdisciplinary publications

10.9

0

24.6

Post-doc positions

0

100

Publication output

Strategic research partnerships

0

5,823

Professional publications

0

4,589.01

Knowledge Transfer
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Co-publications with industrial partners

7

%

0

29.9

Income from private sources

63.02

0

236.5

Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

137

0

2,416

Patents awarded (size-normalised)

3.37

0

483.1

Industry co-patents

8.8

%

0

100

Spin-offs

0

222.2

Publications cited in patents

2

%

0

5.2

Income from continuous professional development

0

100

Graduate companies

0

81.5

International Orientation
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Foreign language bachelor programmes

0

100

Foreign language master programmes

0

100

Student mobility

0

1

International academic staff

9.12

%

0

100

International joint publications

42.5

%

8.3

91.4

International doctorate degrees

20.7

%

0

100

Foreign language long first degree programmes

Regional Engagement
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Bachelor graduates working in the region

Master graduates working in the region

Student internships in the region

0

100

Regional joint publications

37.6

%

0

84.5

Income from regional sources

0

100

Strategic research partnerships in the region

0

100

Regional Publications with Industrial Partners

29.3

General
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Female students bachelor

58

%

Female students master

Female professors

Female academic staff

45

%

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