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Updated on Apr 12, 2024

University Ranking

Boston University is a pioneer in higher education and is consistently ranked among the top universities nationally and globally. According to major ranking providers like QS, US News, & THE, Boston ranks among the top 100 universities in the USA. According to Times Higher Education (THE) University Ranking 2024, Boston University world ranking is 78, which declined from 71 in 2023. Similarly, the US News & World Report Global Universities Rankings 2024 ranked Boston University 70 in the world.  

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Boston University QS Ranking 2024

As per the QS World University Ranking 2024, Boston University QS ranking is 25 in the USA. If we talk about the Boston University world ranking, then the ranking has improved from 108 in 2023 to 93 in 2024. We have mentioned below the table that includes Boston world ranking in the past few years:

Ranked By 2022 2023 2024

QS - World University Ranking

112 108 93

Read more about the QS World University Rankings 2024

Boston University US News Ranking 2024

According to US News & World University Ranking 2024, Boston University ranks 43 among National Universities, which dropped from 41 in 2023. If we talk about the BU Ranking, then UN News ranked it at 70 in the world. The current Boston ranking is constant as in the last year, i.e., 70 in 2023. The below table includes the Boston University national ranking and world ranking in the past few years:

Ranked By 2022 2023 2024

US News & World Report - Global Universities

65 70 70

US News & World Report - National University Ranking

42 41 43

Boston University THE Ranking 2024

According to Times Higher Education ranking 2024, Boston University ranks 31st in the USA. The Boston University world ranking is 78 in 2024, which dropped from 71 in 2023. However, BU continuously maintained its position among the top 100 universities in the world since 2020. The below table includes Boston Ranking in the past few years:

Ranked By 2022 2023 2024

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking

62 71 78

Also read about the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

Boston University Ranking 2024 FAQs

Q. Is Boston University a top-rated university?

A. Boston University is one of the best and top-rated Private universities in the USA. The university is known globally for its academic excellence across a wide range of subjects. Boston University is consistently ranked among the top universities nationally and globally. According to QS World University Ranking, Boston University has ranked in 2023 at 108 and then in 2024 at 93 in the world. 

Q. What are the world rankings of Boston University?

A. Boston University is consistently ranked among the top rated universities in the world. As per the latest, THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking 2023 ranked Boston University 71 in the world. Also, US News & World Report Global Universities Rankings 2023 ranked Boston University at 70 in the world 

Q. How has Boston University fared in the THE (Times Higher Education)?

A. Boston University has been consistently ranked among the top universities in the world by the THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking. According to the Times Higher Education rankings 2024, Boston University ranking is 78 in the world. The Boston ranking has been declining in the last three years. The THE (Times Higher Education) for Boston University for 2023 is 71, for 2022 was 62 and in 2021 it was 54. 

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Q. What is the national rankings of Boston University?

A. Boston University is among the finest institutions of higher education in the USA. The university is consistently ranked among the best universities USA. As per the THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking 2023 Boston University is ranked 71, making it among the top universities in the country. Meanwhile, QS World University Ranking 2024, ranked the university at 93 

Q. How has Boston University fared in the US News & World Report Global Universities rankings?

A. Boston University has been consistently ranked among the top universities in the world by the US News & World Report Global Universities rankings.  The US News & World Report Global Universities rankings of Boston University for 2024 is 70, and it is constant as the last year. The US News & World Report Rankings for Boston University for 2023 is also 70. 

Rankings & Grading

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Overall University Grade
by Shiksha

An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

Ranked By2018201920202021202220232024

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings [1]

70769095101-150NANA

QS - World University Ranking [2]

NANA9811011210893

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking [3]

NA7461546271NA

US News & World Report - Global Universities [4]

NA5151576570NA

US News & World Report - National University Ranking

NA4240424241NA
  • ARWU (Shanghai Ranking)

    [1] The Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities takes into account universities that have Fields Medalists, Highly Cited Researchers, Nobel Laureates, papers published to determine top universities in the world. We are going to understand the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Methodology.... Read More
  • QS

    [2] At QS World University Ranking, six simple metrics are taken into account that effectively capture university performances and a list of top-performing universities in the world are derived for a particular year. Check here QS University Rankings methodology and know about the parameters used in the process.... Read More
  • THE (Times Higher Education)

    [3] A college education is one of the most important investments in the life of a student. While selecting a college, students depend on the best university rankings given by popular ranking providers. Going forward, this decision will have a direct impact on their social, personal as well as professional lives. However, at times it becomes a little tr... Read More
  • US News & World Report

    [4] In this article, we will discuss US News' best global universities ranking methodology, so, you can understand the rankings better and compare schools on different parameters. The Best Global Universities rankings have ranked almost 1500 top educational institutions covering 86 countries. US News calculates the rankings based on 13 indicators.... Read More

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Course Ranking

Boston University offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. According to QS World University Ranking by Subjects 2024, Boston University ranks among the top 100 MBA universities in the world. The university is known for its academic excellence, it offers highly ranked and top-rated courses to its students. The QS Rankings 2023 ranked Boston University for MIM at 27 for Masters in Business Analytics Rankings. For MBA, it was ranked 39 for the year 2024 under the Global MBA category, dropping from 33 in 2023. Meanwhile, QS Accounting & Finance 2023 ranked Boston University at 51-100 for its MIM.

Boston University MBA Ranking 2024

Boston University MBA ranking is among the top 20 in the USA and among the top 100 universities in the world. According to QS World University MBA ranking 2024, Boston ranks 16 in the USA and 39 in the world. The below table includes the Boston MBA Ranking in the past few years:

Ranked By 2022 2023 2024

QS - Global MBA

34 33 39

Also read about the Top Ranked MBA Universities in the USA in 2023

Boston University Engineering Ranking 2024

Boston University also ranks high for its Engineering program in the past few years. In 2024, Boston University ranks 193 for Engineering and Technology, which declined from 179 in 2023. The below table includes Boston Engineering ranking in the past few years:

Ranked By 2021 2022 2023

QS - Engineering and Technology [10]

155 179 193

Boston University Subject Ranking 2024 FAQs

Q. Is it worth studying MIM at Boston University for international student?

A. Boston University offers a variety of MIM programs to international students. Boston University offers highly-ranked courses and programs to international students. The Masters in Business Analytics Rankings 2023 ranked the university at 27 for Masters in Business Analytics Rankings 

Q. Is Boston University good for Global MBA?

A. Boston University offers a variety of MBA programs to international students. Boston University offers highly-ranked courses and programs to international students. The QS Global MBA 2024 ranked Boston University at 39 for MBA. This ranking stood at 33 in 2023. 

Q. Is Boston University good for Accounting & Finance?

A. Boston University offers a variety of MIM programs to international students. Boston University offers highly ranked courses and programs to international students. The QS Accounting & Finance 2023 ranked Boston University at 51-100. Below table showcases the three-year movement of MIM rankings:

Course Name (Ranking Category) 

Rank 2021 

Rank 2022 

Rank 2023 

MIM (Accounting & Finance) 

51-100 

51-100 

51-100 

Q. Is it worth studying Engineering and Technology programs at Boston University?

A. Boston University offers a wide range of MS courses. These courses are popular at both university and country level, attracting a large number of international students year over year.

Course Name (Ranking Category) 

Rank 2021 

Rank 2022 

Rank 2023 

MS (Engineering and Technology) 

155 

179 

193 

Ranking for Business & Management Studies Courses

An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

Ranked By201820192020202120222023

Bloomberg - Best Business School USA [5]

5750NA403851

FT (Financial Times) - GMBA Ranking [6]

NA6867516375

QS - Global MBA [7]

NA3231333433

QS - Masters in Business Analytics Rankings

NANANANA2227

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics [8]

NA5645343754

US News & World Report - Graduate Business School [9]

NA5048485047

US News & World Report - UG Business

NA4243444939
  • Bloomberg

    [5] With an experience of more than 3 decades in providing business rankings, Bloomberg Business Week MBA rankings are considered as one of the most trusted ranking providers for business schools and MBA programs.... Read More
  • FT (Financial Times)

    [6] Financial Times is one of the most trusted names when it comes to looking for an MBA or business schools rankings. Candidates who consider compensation as a major factor while deciding a business school should go for Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. It also provides rankings for Masters in Management and Masters in Finance.... Read More
  • QS

    [7] The QS Global MBA Rankings use six benchmarks that are further divided into multiple indicators to capture university performances for a list of top-performing MBA universities.... Read More
  • THE (Times Higher Education)

    [8] A college education is one of the most important investments in the life of a student. While selecting a college, students depend on the best university rankings given by popular ranking providers. Going forward, this decision will have a direct impact on their social, personal as well as professional lives. However, at times it becomes a little tr... Read More
  • US News & World Report

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Ranking for Nursing Courses

An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

Ranked By2018201920202021

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Nursing Rankings

101-150101-150151-200201-300

    Ranking for Engineering Courses

    Ranked By20192020202120222023

    QS - Engineering and Technology [10]

    151156155179193

    QS - Mechanical Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering Rankings

    201-250201-250201-250201-250201-250

    THE (Times Higher Education) - Engineering [11]

    151-175126-150151-175151-175126-150

    THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computer Science [11]

    91101-125101-125101-125101-125

    US News & World Report - Best UG Biomedical Engineering Schools

    NA1211912

    US News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

    NA991012

    US News & World Report - Computer Engineering PG

    NANA424539

    US News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

    NANA394338

    US News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

    NANA404948

    US News & World Report - UG Computer Engineering

    2525NANANA

    US News & World Report - UG Electrical-Electronic and Communications Engineering

    3434NA3132

    US News & World Report - UG Mechanical Engineering

    NANA3330NA
    • QS

      [10] The QS University Rankings by Subject methodology ranks the quality of subjects in each university taking into consideration four parameters, Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Research Citations per Paper, and H-index. They publish rankings for a total of 51 subjects.... Read More
    • THE (Times Higher Education)

      [11] A college education is one of the most important investments in the life of a student. While selecting a college, students depend on the best university rankings given by popular ranking providers. Going forward, this decision will have a direct impact on their social, personal as well as professional lives. However, at times it becomes a little tr... Read More

    Ranking for Medicine & Health Sciences Courses

    An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

    Ranked By20192020202120222023

    QS - Pharmacy and Pharmacology Rankings

    101-150101-150101-150101-150101-150

    QS - QS - Medicine Rankings

    51-10051-10051-10051-10051-100

    THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health Rankings

    4338384548

    US News & World Report - Best Graduate Medical Schools

    NANA434436

      Ranking for Law Courses

      An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

      Ranked By201820192020202120222023

      ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Law Ranking

      3131503125NA

      QS - QS - Law Rankings

      NA51-10051-10051-100101-150101-150

      THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Law Rankings

      NA5665789783

      US News & World Report - Best Graduate Law Schools

      NANANA202017

        Ranking for Mass Communication & Media Courses

        An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

        Ranked By20192020202120222023

        QS - Communication and Media Studies Rankings

        51-100101-15051-10051-10051-100

          Ranking for Humanities & Social Sciences Courses

          An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

          Ranked By201820192020202120222023

          ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Political Sciences Rankings

          51-7551-7551-7551-7551-75NA

          ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Sociology Rankings

          51-754851-754544NA

          QS - Politics and International Studies Rankings

          NA151-200101-150101-150101-150101-150

          QS - QS - Sociology Rankings

          NA151-200101-150151-200101-150101-150

          THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Psychology Rankings

          NA5568545148

            Ranking for Arts ( Fine / Visual / Performing ) Courses

            An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

            Ranked By20192020202120222023

            QS - Performing Arts Rankings

            NANANA51-10051-100

            THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts and Humanities Rankings

            101-125101-125101-125101-125126-150

              Ranking for Science Courses

              An upward trending line indicates ranking is improving whereas a downward trending line indicates ranking is declining

              Ranked By201820192020202120222023

              ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Mathematics Rankings

              401-500401-500301-400201-300201-300NA

              ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Physics Rankings

              76-100101-150101-150101-150101-150NA

              QS - Physics and Astronomy Rankings

              NA51-100101-150101-15051-100101-150

              QS - QS - Biological Sciences Rankings

              NA51-100101-15051-10051-10051-100

              QS - QS - Mathematics Rankings

              NA101-150101-150101-150101-150101-150

              THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences Rankings

              NA6675586875

                Ranking for Accounting & Commerce Courses

                Ranked By20192020202120222023

                QS - Accounting & Finance [12]

                51-10051-10051-10051-10051-100
                • QS

                  [12] The QS University Rankings by Subject methodology ranks the quality of subjects in each university taking into consideration four parameters, Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Research Citations per Paper, and H-index. They publish rankings for a total of 51 subjects.... Read More
                Location
                University CityBoston, Massachusetts, USA
                Size of cityMedium
                Population of City6,85,094

                Contact Details

                Address

                One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
                Boston ( Massachusetts)

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                Email

                intadmis@bu.edu