The College of Engineering at Boston University

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions M. Isabel Tereso
Application deadline (U.S. residents) January 15
Application fee (U.S. residents) $70
Application deadline (international students) January 15
Application fee (international students) $70

The College of Engineering at Boston University

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 3,030
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 768
Overall acceptance rate 25.3% – Low

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE 522 verbal
758 quantitative
3.78 analytical writing

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.60
Average GRE 528 verbal
774 quantitative
4.01 analytical writing
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
84 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering N/A
Biological/Agricultural engineering N/A
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering http:/​/​www.​bu.​edu/​bme
(617) 353-2800
[email protected]
Chemical engineering N/A
Civil engineering N/A
Computer engineering http:/​/​www.​bu.​edu/​ece
(617) 353-2800
[email protected]
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cs.​bu.​edu
(617) 358-8919
[email protected]
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​bu.​edu/​ece
(617) 353-2800
[email protected]
Engineering management N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering N/A
Industrial engineering http:/​/​www.​bu.​edu/​mfg
(617) 353-2800
[email protected]
Materials engineering N/A
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​bu.​edu/​me/​
(617) 353-2800
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs http:/​/​www.​bu.​edu/​eng
(617) 353-9760
[email protected]

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 798
Master’s (full-time) 270
Master’s (part-time) 76
Ph.D. (full-time) 448
Ph.D. (part-time) 4

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 245
Total master’s graduates 167
International master’s graduates 36.5%
Minority master’s graduates 15.0%
Female master’s graduates 26.3%
Total Ph.D. graduates 78
International Ph.D. graduates 61.5%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 5.1%
Female Ph.D. graduates 19.2%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Biomedical 32 19.4%
Computer engineering 11 4.3%
Computer science 23 8.5%
Electrical 29 25.1%
Industrial / Manufacturing 0 .9%
Materials 0 4.9%
Mechanical 40 15.3%
Other 0 21.7%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 117
Part-time faculty 4
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 7

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $74,766,086
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 98

Engineering School Ranking

#38 Best Engineering Schools

(7) Ranking by Specialties

#34 in Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
#13 in Biomedical / Bioengineering
#47 in Computer Engineering
#48 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#46 in Industrial / Manufacturing
#58 in Materials
#49 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 48
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Overall acceptance rate 25.3% – Low
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 763
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 3.8:1 – High
Ph.D.s granted 78
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $74,766,086
Research expenditures per faculty member $633,610
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 6.0%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 798

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 798

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 718
Minority students 13.6%
International students 53.3%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 80
Minority students 21.3%
International students 7.5%

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Helaine Friedlander
Financial aid phone (617) 353-9760

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $40,848 per year
Part-time: $1,276 per credit
Required fees $432 per year
Room and board $12,070
Books and supplies $1,466
Miscellaneous expenses $4,234

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 90
Teaching assistants 91
Research assistants 375
Other appointments 10