Boston University

Boston, MA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
28%
Out-Of-State Students
72%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
121
Ethnicity
African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
14%
Hispanic
11%
White
39%
Multiracial
4%
Unknown
7%
Percent of First Generation Students
17%
Student Organizations
450
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
No

Housing

0
100
75%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
99%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Terriers
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
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
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.13 Average Rating
There are many different food options at Boston University ranging from student dining halls to retail dining. Most recently, Boston University has opened a new dining hall on its east campus with many different types of food catering for almost every student's tastes. There is even a completely separate place serving Kosher food to those who are interested. Many of the dining halls also have late night options for those who are up late - some of which stay open until 2AM. Eventually, the dining hall foods may get repetitive but there are many restaurants, small and large chains, near campus for students to visit.
Daniel from Staten Island, NY
One of the best perks of a big school. Dining halls are pretty good and the unlimited plan is the best way to go. If you want something different, there are other things on campus and endless places to eat in the city.
Anonymous from NH
The food at BU is better than most campuses. In fact, the nicest dining hall is too fancy for me. I'm a chicken & rice kind of person, and they really have a variety of foods & international dishes, which I'm not always into variety. But they always have pizza that I can rely on. Too fancy? I obviously have no real gripes about the food. There's a restaurant type place called Late Night Kitchen that takes dining points and it's a nice place with good food. There's also other places along Comm Ave that take dining points such as Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Extreme Pita, etc.
JR from Boston, MA
ate in the dining hall when i was on a tour and it was really good! they have a lot of options (and really good brownies).
elizabeth from northern virginia
It's expensive. The dining halls get crowded at meal times and the food is not how you mom makes it. Where you can use your dining points is also very expensive, but there are ways of lowering your costs. I highly recommend the Charles River Bread Co. at the GSU primarily because they make this phenomenal South Campus Jerk Chicken sandwich.
Katherine from Joliet, IL

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