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#10 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
34,657
National Rank
#53
Boston University overview
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Online bu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Boston University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 64,481 prospective students applied, and 14,247 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,612 enrolled in the school.  28,287 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,370 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $52,816 plus fees of $1,132. BU is ranked 53 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Elite
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SAT 1330/1500
ACT 30/33
GPA 3.59
Applications Accepted
22.1% 
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Applications Due Jan 2, 2021
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$52,816
Costs for Boston University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,132
Room and Board $15,720
Budget for Other Expenses$1,950
Total One Year Cost$72,618

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$72,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
85% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Boston University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Social Sciences 16%
Communication 15%
Health Professions 8%
Engineering 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164988 IPEDS survey data for Boston University.