22%

Acceptance Rate

$41,036

Avg.Financial Aid

002130

FAFSA Code

About Boston University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

34,657

Website

N/A

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.


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.

Location & Contact

Address

One Silber Way

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6173532000
Fax: 6173532000
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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

22%

SAT Range

1330 - 1500

ACT Range

30 - 33

Application Fee

$80

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

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

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$29,154

Average Annual Cost

$52,816

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$1,132

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$15,720

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,950

Total One Year Cost

$72,618

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

94%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$6,495

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

956 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

337 Graduates

Economics

249 Graduates

Psychology, General

217 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

198 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

156 Graduates

Computer Science

154 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

149 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

133 Graduates

Biology, General

127 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

124 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

121 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

114 Graduates

Journalism

108 Graduates

Mathematics

97 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

96 Graduates

Political Science and Government

95 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

86 Graduates

Computer Engineering

81 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

65 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

65 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

62 Graduates

Social Work

61 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

55 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

51 Graduates

History

49 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

43 Graduates

Philosophy

42 Graduates

Sociology

40 Graduates

Pharmacology and Toxicology

39 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

38 Graduates

Music

33 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

29 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

29 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

28 Graduates

Biological and Biomedical Sciences,...

27 Graduates

Area Studies

26 Graduates

Chemistry

26 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

26 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

25 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

24 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

22 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

22 Graduates

Physics

21 Graduates

Nutrition Sciences

18 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

18 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

16 Graduates

Anthropology

16 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

16 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

16 Graduates

Marketing

15 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

13 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

12 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

12 Graduates

Architectural History and Criticism

11 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

11 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

10 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, Other

9 Graduates

Archeology

9 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

9 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

9 Graduates

Medical Illustration and Informatic...

8 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

7 Graduates

Classical and Ancient Studies

7 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

6 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

6 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

6 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

5 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

5 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

4 Graduates

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multic...

3 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

3 Graduates

Public Administration and Social Se...

2 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

2 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences a...

2 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

2 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

1 Graduates

Engineering, Other

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

18,515

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

14%

Full-time

94%

Part-time

6%

Students Gender

Male

40%

US National: 44%

Female

60%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

37% White

8% Unknown

4% Black

11% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

21% Non Resident alien

15% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

63%

Out Of State

13%

In State

24%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

99%

Undergrads in College Housing

75%

Averege Housing Cost

$10,390/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,330/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,330/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Terriers

School Colors

scarlett and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

N/A

Total Male Athletes

253

Total Female Athletes

324

Intramural Sports

35

Sports Club

46

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Field Hockey

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$49,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$65,300/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$21,824

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$226 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

52%

Average Aid Per Year

$41,036

Students Receiving Federal Grants

18%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,934

Students Receiving State Aid

4%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,534

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

51%

Average Aid Per Year

$38,887

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$54,555

$30K - $48K

$57,005

$48K - $75K

$49,415

$75K - $110K

$37,951

> $110K

$22,630

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,655,808

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$27,581,128

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.

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