Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Overview

AddressOne Silber Way
School Websitewww.bu.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Boston University is a mid-size private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Boston, Massachusetts that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 64,481 students applied to Boston University. Of those students, 14,247 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Boston University was $52,816, in addition to fees of $1,132. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Boston University.

Boston University has a 88% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Boston University acceptance rate is 22%. To put this into perspective, 14,247 of the 64,481 students who applied to Boston University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Boston University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Boston University had an SAT score between the range of 1,330 and 1,500. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Boston University was between 30 and 33 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Boston University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Boston University, the tuition for in-state residents is $52,816. Combined with fees of $1,132, room and board costs of $15,720, other expenses of $1,950 and the $1,000 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $72,618.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $53,948 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Boston University to $72,618 for out-of-state students.

Students at Boston University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Boston University was $6,934 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 18%.

Boston University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio10:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Boston University.

Boston University has a good gender split, with 60% of undergraduates being female and 40% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 62% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 14% of students come from in-state and 24% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Boston University is 10:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Boston University to thrive in your studies.

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