• Address: One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

  • Phone Number: (617) 353-2000

  • Website: http://www.bu.edu/

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About Boston University

Boston University was established in the year 1839 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a private not-for-profit type institution which is dedicated to providing a high-quality education.

The university has nearly 10,000 faculty and staff members and has three urban campuses providing various degree and programs. It has over 32,695 students enrolled in the various courses and programs which include 26,340 full-time and 6,355 part-time students.

  • The university has a student-faculty ratio of 10:1.

  • Boston university acceptance rate is 29%, that means 29 students per 100 students who apply get the admission to the university. 

  • The total graduation rate of the university is 87%. 

  • Boston University address is One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts-02215.

The university is always looking to provide services to the students to help them grow in their careers. Various services offered by the university are several students clubs, fitness centers, and many more.


Boston University Online

The university has been providing online degrees and programs since 2002. The programs offered by the university allows the students all over the world to get a high-quality education.

It allows the students to work at their own pace, through the flexible curriculum provided by the university. It provides an opportunity to interact with a world-class faculty and avail good quality education and facilities.

  • The programs offered by the university are accredited and allows the transfer of the credits conveniently.

  • The programs offered are one of the best in the country. The university has around 3,200 students enrolled in the online programs.

  • The university offers various Masters, Doctorate and Graduate Certificate programs across various areas of study.

  • Boston University Blackboard is an online learning platform for online students to interact with the teaching staff, learn online, and stay updated with the announcements, study materials, documents, and various other facilities.

  • Boston university student link is a portal for the online students of the university which allows them to access various pieces of information such as grades, assignments, academic information, institutional data and many more.


Boston University Schools and Colleges

Some of the schools and colleges which provide different programs are given below.

College of Arts and Sciences Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Boston University School of medicine
College of Communication School of Hospitality Administration
College of Engineering School of Law
College of Fine Arts Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
Wheelock College of Education & Human Development School of Theology
Questrom School of Business Division of Military Education
Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Arvind & Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College

Boston University Tuition

The tuition fees for the courses may differ based on the length, credit cost, and other factors. The average cost for various degree types is given below.

Degree Type Average Tuition 
Masters $66,669
Doctorate  $33,200
Graduate  $58,047

Boston University Programs

There are around 13 areas of study offered by the university for online programs. The majors are Accounting, Arts, Behavioral Science, Business Management, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, Health Science, Human Services, Information Systems and many more.

Some of the programs offered by the university are listed below.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Graduate Certificate in Accounting 
Master of Arts in Art Education Master of Social Work in Human Service Experience
 Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education

Boston University Financial Aid

The university is constantly working on helping the students grow. To aid the students and encourage them to pursue higher education, various forms of financial assistance programs are provided to eligible students, such as loans, grants, federal work-study, and scholarships.

The students interested in availing the financial aid can fill up the FAFSA form. Boston University federal school code is 002130.

Various kinds of financial aid programs are mentioned below.

  • The Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal Work-Study.

  • The Military Aid includes Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program.

  • The Institutional Aid includes Boston University Grant, BU Community Service Award, Richard D. Cohen Scholarship, Alumni Council Scholarship, MET Scholarship, Freshers Merit Scholarship and many more. 

  • The State Aid includes Massachusetts Gilbert Grant, Massachusetts Part-Time Grant, and Massachusetts No Interest Loan.


Boston University Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Along with being regionally accredited, various specialized programs offered by the university are programmatically accredited.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation (NASM)

  • Social work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation (CSWE)

  • Law program is accredited by Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association (ABA)


Boston University Library

The university provides immense resources and facilities to the students and the faculties in terms of a wide variety of resources, such as database A-Z, eJournals, eBooks, and many more. The library search option makes it easier to search for specific books. It also provides research and course guides, and various other facilities.


Boston University Ranking and Reviews

The students have found the education at the university satisfactory and the faculty really approachable. Some other rankings and reviews are given below.

  • According to the U.S. News, the university is ranked 42nd on the list of 'National Universities'.

  • It holds the title for the 'Best Colleges for Veterans' and is ranking at number 18.

  • The university has been ranked 28th on the list of the 'Most Innovative Schools'.

  • The programs offered at the university are industry-oriented.


Boston University Campus Life

  • Boston University Hockey and Basketball - Terriers men's hockey team represents the university in the NCAA Division I hockey. The team is quite well known and has won five national championships over the years. Terriers men’s basketball team is the team that represents the university in the intercollegiate basketball tournaments.

  • Boston University Clubs - There are several clubs that a student of the university may join, such as Lost in Space, Sync and Swim, and Sisters United Brings Black and Brown Women Together.

Boston University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Boston, Massachusetts

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002130
Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

CIHE
Also see:
What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CSWE, ABA, NASM, AOTA

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Financial Aid, Yellow Ribbon Program, Student Portal

Data Source: http://www.bu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Boston University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 29 %
Student Faculty Ratio 10: 1
Total Population 32,695
Student Population Full Time: 26,340 Part Time: 6,355
Gender Division Male: 41 % Female: 59 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 57,441 23,950 33,491
Total Applicants Admitted - 16,907 6,643 10,264
Applicants Enrolled - 3,552 1,408 2,144
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 3,550 1,407 2,143
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 2 1 1

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 85 %

The College Monk

Female: 87 %

Total Graduation Rate: 87 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Boston University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Boston University

College of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature Safety

College of Communication

Majors available

Science Business Management

College of Engineering

Majors available

Public Administration

College of Fine Arts

Majors available

Music

College of General Studies

Majors available

Education

School of Education

Majors available

Education

School of Law

Majors available

Sociology

School of Medicine

Majors available

Health Science Aviation

School of Public Health

Majors available

Health Science

School of Social Work

Majors available

Arts Theology

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Majors available

Health Science

Metropolitan College

Majors available

Arts

Questrom School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Majors available

Health Science Aviation

Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

Majors available

Business Management

School of Hospitality Administration

Majors available

Business Management

School of Theology

Majors available

Behavioral Sciences

Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College

Majors available

Literature Safety

Boston University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $80
Graduate Application Fee $95

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 2,514
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,511
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 71%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 43%
SAT Math 630 average 580 - 680 range
SAT Critical Reading 675 average 620 - 730 range
SAT Writing 645 average 600 - 690 range
ACT Composite 29 average 27 - 31 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Boston University Admission Process

Admissions to Boston University

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programs

  • Completion of the application form.

  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended.

  • A personal statement

Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs

  • Completion of the graduate application form.

  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended.

  • Three letters of recommendation and a current resume


Technical Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows Vista SP2/ OS X 10.6

  • 2.0 GHz processor

  • 2GB RAM

  • Updated Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari 4.0 and a recent version of Java.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Windows 7 SP1 or higher/ OS X 10.7 or higher

  • 3.0 GHz processor

  • 4GB RAM or higher.

  • Updated Browser and a recent version of Java

Boston University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,626 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $2,121 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,470 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $6,470 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $21,147 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies Need of Financial support. U.S. National or Eligible non-resident. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Massachusetts Gilbert Grant $3,082 Residents of Massachusetts. Demonstrate financial needs. Varies
Massachusetts Part-Time Grant $3,082 Enrolled on a part-time basis. Residents of Massachusetts. Varies
State Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Massachusetts No Interest Loan $4,000 Resident of Massachusetts. Full-time Student. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: http://www.bu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Boston University Grant Varies Demonstrate financial need. CGPA 2.0 Varies
BU Community Service Award Varies Demonstrate Financial need. CGPA 2.00. Varies
Charles River Housing Grant Varies Demonstrate Financial need. Live in housing on the Charles River Campus. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Richard D. Cohen Scholarship Varies Outstanding academic achievement. Demonstrate Financial need. Varies
Alumni Council Scholarship $2,500 Alumni affiliation. Demonstrate Financial need. Varies
MET Scholarship Varies Merit-based. Varies
Freshers Merit Scholarship Varies Merit-Based. Full-time Freshers. Varies

Data Source: http://www.bu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $17,190 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $3,379 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: http://www.bu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $21,773
$30,001 - $48,000 $22,618
$48,001 - $75,000 $26,232
$75,001 - $110,000 $30,023
Over $110,000 $46,991

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 13% $4,364
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $34,255
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 13% $6,125
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 46% $32,716
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 40% $9,652
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 40% $6,923
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 31,539
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 26
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $103,983
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $3,999
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.bu.edu/reg/general-information/veterans-services/
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 390 $13,375
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 100 $18,299
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 290 $11,677

Data Source: http://www.bu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Boston University FAQ

  How many students are enrolled at Boston University?


32,695 students are enrolled both part-time and full-time combined.

  Is Boston University a Catholic school?


No. It is not a Catholic school.

  Does Boston University accept transfer students?


Yes. It accepts transfer students with an average GPA of 3.5 or higher in college courses.
 

  How much application fee should transfer student pay?


$75 nonrefundable fee must be submitted with the application.

  Does Boston University conduct interviews for transfer students?


Interviews are not required for admission but for applicants who apply for nonperformance majors in the School of Theatre must schedule an interview with that program.

  Do transfer students require SAT/ACT scores?


Boston University does not require SAT/ACT for transfer admission.

  Does Boston University require letters of recommendation?


Yes. It requires letters of recommendation.

  What is the application fee for Boston University?


$80 for undergraduate students and $95 for graduate students.

  What is the address of Boston University?


Boston University address is One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts-02215.

  What is the acceptance rate of Boston University?


Its acceptance rate is 29%.

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