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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

Application Fees

$75
Undergrad Application Fee
$70
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
One Silber Way Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 353-2300
Admissions Phone: (617) 353-2300
General Site: www.bu.edu
Admissions: http://www.bu.edu/admissions
Application: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Stephanie from Boston, MA
  • Mar-25-2014 I am a current student here

    - Expect lots of red tape and no communication between departments. - Come a bit earlier to wade through all the paperwork

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  • Michael from New York, NY
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a past student here

    Become a self- starter. University staff will assist you administratively, but you have to know what you actually want in terms of your major. Use BU's facilities as much as you can. Everything is pretty modern and comes at no additional cost.

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  • Anonymous
  • Feb-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely try to do an overnight visit to see if you really like it. Talk to some current students and make sure you explore on your own in addition to where the tour shows you.

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  • Olga from Greensboro, NC
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't be afraid to talk to your professors. Find a club, or a few, that you are interested in. Become involved. Attend as many student events as possible. Be able to say No to clubs/activities when it becomes overwhelming. Make sure to go to at least one hockey game. Talk to the people on your floor. Live in Warren freshman year as it is the best for meeting new people. Make sure to take some time for yourself, even with a busy schedule.

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  • Sagar from Cheshire, CT
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    If you really love the city or want a change from the suburbs, BU is great! Be prepared to put in the work for good grades; it is tough to get As here.

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