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Boston University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

32,727 students

58% admitted

  • 26,411 full time
  • 6,316 part time
  • 11,141 men full time
  • 15,270 women full time
  • 38,275 applied
  • 22,187 admitted
  • 4,409 enrolled

16,624 Undergraduates

$42,400 tuition/year

  • 14,013 Graduates
  • 2,090 Non-Degree
  • $42,400 out of state
  • $594 fees
  • $13,190 room & board
  • $1,000 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Scarlet and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Daniel from Staten Island, NY
  • 0
  • Boston University is an elite university that is constantly improving. It is a very expensive college but has a lot of resources for its students. Students who wish to attend…

  • Jul-31-2012 Read More
  • Kiera from Royersford, PA
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  • BU is an incredible school with an outstanding location and amazing opportunities for its students. Sometimes the academics seem nearly impossible, but it only pushes me to work harder. BU…

  • Jul-24-2012 Read More
  • Jasmine from Eau Claire, WI
  • 0
  • Boston University is an urban campus that provides practical education in a plethora of fields. The campus layout is easy to navigate and provides access to a central T line…

  • Jan-10-2013 Read More
  • NDK
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  • After exploring three entirely different disciplines at BU over the past four years, I can confidently attest that BU is a great school comprised of an enormous variety of attractive…

  • Dec-28-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Ester from Miami, FL
  • Dec-31-2011 I am a current student here

    Boston is a great city!! That is the main reason why I chose to go to BU. Take time to explore the city and all the history and adventure it has to offer. Also, don't miss out on campus activities! There's clubs for everything you can possibly imagine and with all the variety of people it's hard not to find a group of friends perfect for you!

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  • 4
  • Victor from Watsonville, CA
  • Dec-26-2011 I am a current student here

    I personally have really liked the University and its classes very well. The professors are typically good teachers, do interesting research and are willing to share it with you, and are very accessible outside of class. While the integrated with the city campus is not traditional, it has grown on me and provides a lot of options for food, supplies, jobs, and entertainment. (And if its really not your thing, its far enough out in the suburbs to feel more like a [large] town than a bustling city). And being a ten minute subway or bike trip from a major world class city with tons of shopping, entertainment, parks, museums, and culture in general is a great resource for both relaxation AND academic research.

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  • 5
  • Aaron from Hopkinton, MA
  • Nov-13-2011 I am a current student here

    Go to any tour, info session, or accepted students day at BU and you'll hear the word diversity more times than you can count. Most students usually put it off as a marketing ploy and consider the other things the university has to offer. I did this too until I actually showed up and started my freshman year. Only now do I realize that they really underplayed the idea and its hard not sounding like a college brochure when you explain it. Its not just typical diversity in terms of ethnicity and nationality like most people take it for. Coming to BU I was immediately surrounded by peers who had a surreal mixture personalities, interests, backgrounds, and opinions. Its hard not to grow as a person in that atmosphere. This combined with the size of BU means that everyone can find someone like them or better yet someone who seems completely different. The diversity speal aside, lets talk more concretely about fun things to do. When you aren't studying for the next exam there's always something fun to do: 1. F*#&k em Up F*#&k em Up BC SUCKS - Whether you love hockey or have never seen an ice rink before in your life its hard not to catch hockey fever when the season comes around. The atmosphere inside Agganis Arena is so loud and electric we can't wait for Friday/Saturday nights to roll around. Oh yeah, our other sports team aren't bad either. 2. Did you see the Harry Potter Movie in IMAX before anyone else? Because we did at BU. BU organizes a ton of cool events from DJs to guest speakers (Rainn Wilson aka Dwight from the office is coming to campus soon). Best part? They're almost completely free (Harry Potter was a $5 well spent) 3. YOUR IN BOSTON - That means theres plenty of things to do and not all of them cost money. Nice day? Walk/run/picnic/chill on the Charles river, boston harbor, or Boston Commons. Hungry? The food at the dinning hall is 5 times better than any other school I've been to (Lobster Night FTW) but Boston has Quincy Market, The North End, China Town, and plenty of other awesome places to satisfy even the cheapest and pickiest of palates. Want to hear some awesome tunes? Most bands have concerts in Boston and a lot of them are at the House of Blues or Paradise Rock Club which are both located right near campus. 4. Boston and New England Sports are wickkked awesome and you can see Fenway from most dorms.

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  • 5
  • Luis from Yonkers, NY
  • Nov-02-2011 I am a current student here

    Everyone is generally very nice, Boston is seemingly populated by very beautiful and attractive people if that's your kind of thing. There's also a lot of things to do.

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  • 5
  • Jasil from Fort Myers, FL
  • Oct-23-2011 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Its a beautiful area and city to attend college, filled with lots of history, of this great country!

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