Boston University Ranking

Boston University is one of 231 universities included in U-Multirank for United States. Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston. 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 is characterised by a high percentage of international students. As made clear by its sunburst chart – a snapshot illustration of the university’s performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 10 ‘A’ (very good) scores. 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/

Compare Boston University to other universities

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 .

Explanation for sunburst
Teaching & Learning
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Bachelor graduation rate

97.27

%

0

100

Masters graduation rate

0

100

Graduating on time (bachelors)

80

%

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

1.47

0.08

2.53

Research publications (absolute numbers)

15,169

1

67,252

Research publications (size-normalised)

0.37

0

13.53

External research income

147.91

0

282.88

Art related output

0

1.99

Top cited publications

17

%

0

34.2

Interdisciplinary publications

10.5

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

7.2

%

0

29.9

Income from private sources

60.5

0

236.5

Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

137

0

2,416

Patents awarded (size-normalised)

3.35

0

483.1

Industry co-patents

8.8

%

0

100

Spin-offs

0

222.2

Publications cited in patents

2.6

%

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

8.94

%

0

100

International joint publications

42.4

%

8.3

91.4

International doctorate degrees

19.57

%

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

46.9

%

0

84.5

Income from regional sources

27.56

%

0

100

Strategic research partnerships in the region

0

100

General
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Female students bachelor

Female students master

Female professors

Female academic staff

Where to study in United States

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