Boston University

Boston, MA, USA
4.16 Average Rating

Boston University is a private, non-profit university with a heavy emphasis on research. BU’s main location is right in its name—Boston, MA—but the university has flagship locations around the world, including in London, Sydney, and Washington, DC, as well as more than 90 study abroad programs on 6 continents. Boston’s 300+ program catalogue is taught through 17 colleges, divisions, and schools, including a Division of Military Education, College of Fine Arts, and School of Global Studies. The 134-acre campus is home to a multitude of centers and institutes, including the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and Center for Global Health Development.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
16%
Out of State Students
80%
0
100
29%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1303
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018 January 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 2, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018
Other January 2, 2019 February 28, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
33,355
Total Number of Undergrads
18,080
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
80%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
85%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$34,910
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$49,176
Out-of-State Tuition
$49,176
0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
47%
Average Aid Per Year
$36,055
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
450
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
65%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$62,000
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What Students Are Saying

4.16 Average Rating
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 should be somewhat independent and not afraid to take full advantage of the school's resources as well as the resources in the city of Boston.
Daniel from Staten Island, NY
BU is a great place to find your way. They are full of resources, lively spirits, and people to help encourage your future, but you just need to know how to find them yourself and utilize them. It is a great place to learn life, get profound education, build friend relationships, and career preparation.
Julie from Orlando, FL

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