The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • Colgate University has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,966) than BU ($59,816).
  • It is harder to admit to BU than Colgate University.
  • BU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,440) than Colgate University (1,425).
  • Both BU and Colgate University have the same submitted ACT scores (33).
  • BU has more students with 32,718 students while Colgate University has 3,054 students.
  • BU has more full-time faculties with 3,047 faculties while Colgate University has 325 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Boston University and Colgate University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
BUColgate University
BUvs.Colgate University
Boston, MassachusettsLocationHamilton, New York
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
$59,816Tuition & Fees$61,966
49% ($38,797)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)46% ($48,742)
$38,797Average Amount of Financial Aid$48,742
25.11 %Acceptance Rates28.14 %
22.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.07 %
1,440SAT Score1,425
33ACT Score33
89 %Graduation Rate91 %
-Transfer-out Rate7 %
92 %Retention Rate94 %
32,718Student Population3,054
3,047Number of Faculties325
10 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesStudy Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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