Boston University: Ranking & Review

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Boston
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United States
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World
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14156
Top 1%

Boston University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate25%24%26%
Applicants60,82525,20335,622
Admissions15,2736,1269,147
Enrolled undergraduates3,4981,4442,054
Enrolled total (including graduate students)33,35513,83219,523

3,026 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,639 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,198
Percent of students submitting SAT scores63%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
680
Math
710

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,830
Percent of students submitting ACT scores52%
ACT Composite
30
ACT English
31
ACT Math
29

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $80. Application fee for graduates - $95.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Boston University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$70,302$70,302
Off-campus$70,302$70,302
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,270 and other expenses per full academic year.

Boston University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 11,403 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$50,980$50,980
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,102$1,102
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,593$1,593
Tuition for Full-time graduates$50,980$50,980
Fees for full-time graduates$736$736
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$1,593$1,593

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1351,01581361,969
Health Professions and Related Programs163615074651,349
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs593292885
Biological and Biomedical Sciences6634338587881
Social Sciences4854323535861
Engineering138228855726
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3614543611628
Education17740946533
Legal Professions and Studies236216452
Visual and Performing Arts915014041340
Public Administration and Social Service Professions632223288
Psychology1886614268
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service65193204
Mathematics and Statistics771215203
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies76507133
Physical Sciences553236123
English Language and Literature & Letters6030797
Theology and Religious Vocations66874
Philosophy and Religious Studies35141160
History465354
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics305540
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1396533
Personal and Culinary Services2727
Architecture and Related Services101121
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields99
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Grand Total4034,2004,5891,06610,258

A total of 4,603 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Boston University.

At the master's and doctor's level 5,655 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate87%86%88%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesBU
Boston U
Founded1869
MottoLearning, Virtue, Piety
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsscarlet, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff9,219
Instructional FTE3,196
Research FTE626
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.bu.edu
AddressOne Silber Way
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population618,000
Phone6173532000
Fax+1 (617) 353 2053

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