Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University

Boston, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$58,072

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,254
Declined 48,753
Total Received 61,007
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Private

22,674

undergraduate students

19,373

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Boston University, founded in 1839, is a private teaching and research institution located on 169 -acres of land along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kennmore and Allston neighborhoods.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 42,047
Established in 1839
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

Urban campus in Boston (population: 685,094), covering 169-acres along the Charles River in Boston's Kennmore, Fenway and Allston neighborhoods; medical center campus in downtown Boston. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Boston University
233 Bay State Road
Boston, MA
02215

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • The fourth floor of Shelton Hall at Boston University is the Writing students' dorm, which is fitting as playwright Eugene O'Neil lived—and died—in room 401 back when it was a hotel. Students say lights in his former room sometimes flicker and the elevator stops unprovoked at that floor.
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
64%
Top 1/4
92%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
640
75th
780
25th
670
75th
35
25th
30
75th
33
25th
27
75th
34
25th
30

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 4
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Required of some

Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,254
Declined 48,753
Total Received 61,007

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Financial Aid

49%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$38,797

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,854
Room $10,990
Board $5,650
Additional fees $1,218
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $75,712
Average Financial Aid - $38,797
Total with Avg. Aid $36,915
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Financial Aid Office


P: 617 353-2965
F: 617 353-8200
finaid@bu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Field hockey
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, cricket, cycling, fencing, golf, ice hockey, inline hockey, jiu-jitsu, kendo, kung fu, rugby, shotokan karare, ski racing, snowboarding, soccer, squash, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, cycling, equestrian, fencing, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, jiu-jitsu, kendo, kung fu, rugby, shotokan karate, ski racing, snowboarding, soccer, squash, synchro skate, synchro swim, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, baseball, basketball, broomball, cricket, cycling, equestrian, fencing, figure skating, flag football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, inline hockey, jiu-jitsu, kendo, kung fu, rugby, sailing, shotokan karate, ski racing, snowboarding, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, squash, synchro skating, synchro swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wiffleball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), Patriot League, Hockey East Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting.
Actuarial Science.
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other.
Advertising.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anatomy.
Ancient Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Anthropology, Other.
Applied Psychology.
Archeology.
Architectural History and Criticism, General.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Artificial Intelligence.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Astronomy.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Banking and Financial Support Services.
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law.
Bible/Biblical Studies.
Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biostatistics.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business Statistics.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Child Care and Support Services Management.
Child Development.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Clinical Psychology.
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician.
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Conducting.
Conservation Biology.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician.
Dental Public Health and Education.
Development Economics and International Development.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Divinity/Ministry.
Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Economics, Other.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Endodontics/Endodontology.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Biology.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Science.
Epidemiology.
European Studies/Civilization.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
Forensic Science and Technology.
French Language and Literature.
Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
Genetics, General.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geophysics and Seismology.
German Language and Literature.
Graphic Design.
Health Communication.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health Services Administration.
Health Teacher Education.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Information Science/Studies.
Insurance.
International Marketing.
International Relations and Affairs.
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other.
Italian Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Journalism, Other.
Journalism.
Keyboard Instruments.
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
Latin American Studies.
Latin Language and Literature.
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other.
Linguistics.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Science.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Materials Engineering.
Maternal and Child Health.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Microbiology and Immunology.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Biology.
Molecular Medicine.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neurobiology and Anatomy.
Neuroscience.
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
Nutrition Sciences.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Orthodontics/Orthodontology.
Painting.
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics.
Pharmacology.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Therapy/Therapist.
Physics, General.
Physiology, General.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Dentistry Studies.
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Radio and Television.
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
Reading Teacher Education.
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign).
Rehabilitation Science.
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Religious/Sacred Music.
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
Russian Language and Literature.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Sculpture.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Sciences, Other.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Statistics, General.
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other.
Systems Engineering.
Systems Science and Theory.
Tax Law/Taxation.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Youth Services/Administration.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Communications
  3. Economics

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

42,047

total students

16%

in-state

84%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

54%

22,674
students

Female
58%
13,228

Male
42%
9,446

46%

19,373
students

Female
58%
11,169

Male
42%
8,204

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

18,309
students

Female
60%
10,816

Male
40%
7,493

20%

4,365
students

Female
56%
2,412

Male
44%
1,953

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Student Break-down

22%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
35%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 125
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
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