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Overview

BU
Location Boston, MA
Setting Large City
Enrollment 32,718
Type Private 4 Year
National Ranking #63
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website bu.edu
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Costs

BU
Tuition (In State) $56,854
Tuition (Out of State) $56,854
Room & Board $16,640
Avg Net Price $29,154
Avg Grant Aid $45,724
% Receiving Grant Aid 52%

Admission

BU
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 61,007
Admitted 12,254
Acceptance Rate 20.1%
Enrolled % 23.8%
Avg High School GPA 3.76
Typical High School Grades A-
Admissions Standards Elite
Applicant Competition Very High
ACT Range 30/34
SAT Range 1310/1500
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline Jan 2, 2023

Academics

BU
Student to Faculty Ratio 10:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (21%)
  • Social Sciences (16%)
  • Communication (15%)
  • Health Professions (8%)
  • Engineering (7%)

Outcomes

BU
Graduation Rate 85%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $72,000
Making Student Loan Payments 82%
Median Student Loan Debt $27,000
Median Loan Payment $279

Diversity

BU
% Men 42%
% Women 58%
Racial Diversity Very High
HBCU No
% White 43%
% Black 4%
% Hispanic 11%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 4%
% International 20%
% Unknown Race 5%

Students

BU
% In-State 15%
% Out-of-State 64%

Campus

BU
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes Yes
Daycare Facility No
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/