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Boston University

Massachusetts, United States | Private

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About

Boston University (BU) is a private research university which got its name in 1869. In the city of Boston, which is famous for being a college city bustling with student life, BU is one of the more recognized universities. It is a students’ favourite, because of several factors – the quality of education, the quality of life and job opportunities. All this combined with the fact that it isn’t exactly impossible to get in.

Cost

High-end

$19,590

Average Living Expenses (Bachelors)

$20,320

Average Living Expenses (Masters)

Rankings

#57

US News ranking

#110

Qs ranking

#54

Times New ranking

Admissions

22%

Avg acceptance rate (Bachelors)

$80 - $125

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Location

As the name quite clearly suggests, the institute is located at Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is one of the busiest cities in the world, but that doesn’t mean that people are working round the clock. It’s one of those cities where, if you’ll forgive the use of the cliché, people ‘work hard and party harder’.

Residing Options

While living off-campus is no doubt pretty expensive, you’d be surprised to know that on-campus accommodation is almost that (or sometimes more) costly too. Add to that the fact that there are major restrictions on partying on-campus, and you find that most grad students prefer renting apartments near college. It’s very possible to get yourself a nice place for about $700 per person per month in places like Brighton or Cambridge, provided you look in the right places, search at the right time, and close the deal quickly.

Faculty

As is the case in many excellent institutes, Boston University has some professors who can directly alter the course of your life. In a good way, of course. While most of the professors can comfortably be categorized as ‘well above average’, there are some who just fall under the ‘mind blowing’ category. Often you may find yourself wanting to take up a particular course/subject purely and solely because a particular professor would be tutoring you. Hopefully that’ll be for academic and not aesthetic reasons.

Jobs and placements

Since BU is one of the better colleges around, it certainly shouldn’t be a problem getting a pretty-high-paying job once you’re here. Where you get placed naturally depends on the course you’re doing, but more often than not, you can expect to get picked up by one of the top players in whatever field you’re specializing in.

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