About Boston University
On Campus Housing
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 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.
The University's 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%.
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.
Online Education at Boston University
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.
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.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$83,141 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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.