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Academics at Boston University - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at Boston U will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at Boston U this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 18,515 undergraduate students at Boston University is 2,665 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 10 to 1 which places Boston University among the best concerning instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at Boston University , there are 10 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is among the best regarding instructional attention.
The majority of the instructors (70.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (99.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The majority of the faculty (70.0% ) are full-time.
The majority of the faculty (66.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at Boston University compares to the national average

The Most Popular Majors Students Choose

Boston University offers 110 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 69 majors within 22 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, Boston University awarded 4,825 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Business Administration & Management0691691
Communication & Media Studies0428428
General Psychology0264264
Computer Science0232232

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