Student Population
National Rank
Boston University overview
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Online bu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation 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 60,825 prospective students applied, and 15,273 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,498 enrolled in the school.  26,986 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,369 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $52,816 plus fees of $1,132. BU is ranked 55 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1360/1510
ACT 29/32
GPA 3.59
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2020
Applicant Competition High

Annual Cost to Attend

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


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

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%

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