Boston University Overview

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  • Boston, MA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1839
  • College / University
  • Colleges & Universities
  • $1 to $2 billion (USD)


With colleges and universities thick on the ground in Boston, Boston University (BU) amounts to more than just a hill of beans. Founded as a Methodist seminary in 1839, the private university has more than 33,000 students at its campus on the banks of the Charles River and its ...
Mission: Boston University is an international, comprehensive, private research university, committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world. Boston University is committed to generating new knowledge to ...

Boston University Reviews

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527 Ratings
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"it was fine"

May 6, 2021 - Student Desk Assistant


it is fun and supportive


i am underpaid and overworked
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Diversity & Inclusion at Boston University

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How is race or ethnicity talked about at Boston University?

...Of all the places I’ve worked across the country, BU had the most misogyny, racism, and classism....Read More

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Boston University Interviews

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Campus Recruiting15%
Employee Referral14%

  1. Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    Easy. Not very hard. Toured the school campus before joining the school. Enjoyed going there. Audited a class before deciding to go. Would recommend to anyone. Tuition is expensive though.

    Not applicable. Went to school.

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Boston University Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is paid time off like at Boston University?

...Generous time off (4 weeks vacation plus interterm, 12 holidays, lots of sick time); Great management; emphasis on work...

January 22, 2021

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