The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • BU is a private (not-for-profit) and West Point is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • It is harder to admit to West Point than BU.
  • BU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,440) than West Point (1,320).
  • BU has higher submitted ACT score (33) than West Point (31).
  • BU has more students with 32,718 students while West Point has 4,536 students.
  • BU has more full-time faculties with 3,047 faculties while West Point has 282 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Boston University and United States Military Academy.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
BUWest Point
BUvs.West Point
Boston, MassachusettsLocationWest Point, New York
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedBachelor's degree
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
$59,816Tuition & Fees
49% ($38,797)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)-
$38,797Average Amount of Financial Aid-
25.11 %Acceptance Rates9.56 %
22.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)97.58 %
1,440SAT Score1,320
33ACT Score31
89 %Graduation Rate85 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
92 %Retention Rate99 %
32,718Student Population4,536
3,047Number of Faculties282
10 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio7 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesStudy Abroad
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Placement services

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