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Boston UniversityBoston, MA
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Brigham Young UniversityProvo, UT
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$59,816Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$6,120
expensive$59,418Graduate Tuitioncheaper$7,700
More$38,797Average Financial Aid AmountLess$6,914
Admission
Higher1,405 SAT
32 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,305 SAT
29 ACT
Tighter20%Acceptance RateEasier69%
Lower27%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable81%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Recommendations
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller32,718Total EnrollmentLarger36,461
Smaller16,872Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger33,376
Larger15,846Graduate Student PopulationSmaller3,085
Smaller2,849Online Student PopulationLarger5,448
Completion & Outcomes
Higher89%Graduate RateLower75%
Higher94%Retention RateLower88%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 11,732)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,474)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,330)Board/Meal Plan
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty10 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty20 to 1
3,946Number of faculties1,858
Higher$131,877Average Faculty SalaryLower$105,619
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.